Americans consistently rank proximity to family among the factors they consider when choosing a home to buy. After all, it’s only natural that we want to live near the people we love. But, according to one new survey, though we want to live close to our family, we don’t want to be too close. In fact, the vast majority of respondents said that there should be some driving distance between where they live and where their parents do. More specifically, participants said they’d prefer somewhere between 15 and 45 minutes of driving distance between them and their family members. In other words, close enough to visit regularly but not close enough for unannounced pop-ins. But whether you’d prefer your family to be right down the street or an hour away, it is something to consider. While it’s easy to get caught up in the specs and details of the home you’re thinking of buying, considering how its location works with your life and lifestyle can be just as important to making a good choice as getting the right number of bedrooms. More here.