I’m beginning to think about moving closer to my girlfriend to spend more time with her. We’ve known each other for around 7 months now and things are going great! We are both good at communicating in our long distance relationship. We spent some time together this summer when she was back. She currently lives abroad but is moving back next year. I’ve got two kids (preschool and second grade) and when she moves back, we’ll be about 2 hours apart from each other. She has met my children already. She has been engaged previously but backed out because she wasn’t ready and because her ex never talked about rings or anything before he proposed. We are both in our upper 30’s / lower 40’s and she is wanting kids of her own someday.
Mom is out of the picture; I have full custody of my children and they are close with my parents and my sister's child. The kids would be about two hours from them if we moved. My girlfriend have around 9 cousins near where she would move back to that I know my kids would have a fun time with. My kids are in a larger and good school district currently. The school district where she would move back to is significantly smaller. My youngest is introverted has been a slow talker, but doesn't have any problems understanding others. My oldest is very extroverted, a people please, and is excited about his dad dating. Both boys have enjoyed spending time with her in person and via video chats. I know my children would love the country life (the animals, the space to run around) that moving to a smaller country town would provide.
From a parenting perspective, what are some things to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to move my kids and I closer to her when she moves back next year?