Home is a place when you feel good. Back in 2010, I bought a house here for the purpose of a summer house. But I ended up coming here not just in the summer, but also in autumn, winter, and spring. And each time it was getting harder to go baсk to Moscow.
One time I came to Latvia for the weekend and was supposed to go back Sunday night, but I didn't want to leave so changed the return flight for Monday, and then for Tuesday. I remember calling my friend Andrew (we came here together) and telling him «Hey, mate! I've changed the return flight ticket. I'm coming back on Tuesday not Sunday» And his reply was «Was just about to call you. I've changed mine to Tuesday as well»
To cut the long story short, I moved here from Moscow in 2012. By the way, Andrew did the same thing. And then the same did a high school friend, a uni friend, and an ex work colleague. It's a bit hard to explain, but you just feel better here! You wake up in a good mood, spend much less time running the chores since everything is pretty close. And it's much easier to run business here than in Russian.
Moreover, it's great for all sorts of sport. You can do cycling, roller skating, swimming, basketball, volleyball in the summer; skiing in winter (there's a great well-lit trail for cross-country skiing 20 minutes away, and downhill skiing is available 40 minutes away by car). I travel a lot as well and it's much more convenient to do it from here than from Moscow. And every time, no matter where you've come back from, you feel like you've come back home.