Re: Turning down high paying job. Am I crazy?
Sorry, but I think you're crazy.
You should ask yourself whether you're letting the pain in the butt of uprooting overshadow the long-term benefits or the higher salary.
Run the numbers. You say you're, what, 58? Are you going to retire at 65? That means you'd make almost $300,000 more if you make the move. Suppose you save all that, that's going to improve the lifestyle you live during your retirement significantly.
How many golf club memberships does that buy? How many travels around the world? How many other fantastic experiences could you be missing out on? And why? So you don't have to learn some new streets?
I don't know. I'm only 30, so maybe the thought of change doesn't bother me as much. But looking at the cost/benefit, I don't know how you could stay.