For some, a move is done as a necessity, but for others it can be cause for an exciting change.
Ryan Hislop moved to Mudgee eight years ago with his wife, Jess in an effort to be closer to family in Yeoval and to work as a chiropractor in the country.
But, as fate would have it the family is moving to Orange soon and funnily enough for the same reasons that brought them to Mudgee.
"With two young children, Matilda and Riley, we have a yearning to be even closer to family. We feel this will be a great move for them to be closer to cousins, uncles, aunties and grandparents," Ryan said.
"Moving to Mudgee was our first home as a married couple and we had the blessing of two children born at the old Mudgee Hospital.
"It has been a pleasure raising them in this beautiful town and we will forever look on these memories fondly."
Those outside of the local hockey world may not be aware of Ryan's impact on Mudgee District Hockey Association, especially during his time as club president.
"A highlight moment during my time as president of Mudgee Hockey was the successful affiliation with Hockey NSW, which had been a desire of the association over the prior five years. It puts Mudgee Hockey in a position to develop beyond a social competition," he said.
"I was president for two years, which although wasn't long in the grand scheme of things, it felt like much longer. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because of how much was achieved by the committee through those two years.
"The structure and administration behind the scenes has developed immensely that looking back a few years it is unrecognisable. I am very proud of what we were all able to achieve.
"My hope is that the growth experienced in the last few years will continue, and hockey's plight for a dedicated synthetic field capable of hosting regional and state events will come to fruition."
Another highlight for Hislop during his time at Mudgee was linking up with the NSW Rural Doctors Network which resulted in the completion of a three year residency, leading to his admission into the Fellowship of the International Academy of Neuromuscular Medicine.
"Myself and business partner Dr Jesse Middleton will be opening a new practice in Orange as part of the new medical centre and private hospital being built at Bloomfield," Ryan said.
While the move is 'bittersweet', the Hislop's plan to make many trips back to Mudgee having made lasting friendships.
"On one hand, we are excited about the new chapter and being closer to family. However, we have made so many great friends and memories here, we feel we are part of the fabric of the community and are very sad to be leaving," Ryan said.
"We have too many good friends not to visit. It is likely that I will return professionally on occasions to assist with the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness practice.
"Thankfully Orange isn't too far away and with the potential new crossing, it may be even closer.
"I'm sure we will look back on these years as some of the best of our lives. Thank you, Mudgee."