NEVER thought I would say that!
Allow me to clarify.
Reason #1 My boys LOVED having a big fenced yard with lots of grass to run on. Without that they get a little stir crazy!
Reason # 2 My boys loved walking to the park across the street from our house. I was game because I only had to keep them from darting into traffic on a walk for about 5 minutes. Huge plus for two very independent boys!
Reason # 3 Uh...... looks like that's it!
Luckily we have found a much better alternative. We have visited the beach about 3-4 times a week since moving here to the Tillamook area. We are still renting the house in Oceanside so we are very close to two really great beaches. When it gets nutty around here I load up these rascals and 5 minutes later we are all in sand heaven. The only draw back for me is my housework suffers. When we lived in Klamath I could stand in the kitchen and cook, clean etc. and still keep an eye on them. At least our beach outings force me to take a break and dig in the sand.