Of course, developing a list of pros and cons is a good move when making any major decision, but careful consideration of these five questions will also aid in your thought process.
Would you move there anyway?
If this job didn’t exist, is the area in question a place you’d ever want to go? Think about what your regular daily routine will be like in the new location. Do the pace of life and the amenities appeal to you? How about the people, the culture, the weather, and the traffic? Remember that a job is only one aspect of your life, and even work that you enjoy won’t be enough to overcome the distress of being stuck in a locale that’s not a good fit.
How will the move impact your family?
Relocations are easiest when you’re at a more flexible stage of life. Once you have a family, however, you have to think about what your spouse will do in the new city. Will he or she be able to get a good job too? Is this area somewhere you can envision raising your children, complete with safe play areas and good schools? Does the relocation involve moving away from extended family and friends who make life meaningful?
For more suggestions, have a look at the full post at Intuit's Fast Track blog.