We ended up staying there 15 years, it saw our son through High School, and then we moved on.
The ideal situation would be that you love it enough to stay, but flexible enough that you keep your options open.
It is a great feeling, looking back at something you did to the house many years previous and it is still there: I built a gigantic redwood deck, three tiered, out of con-heart, with all hidden screws. I was so proud; it took me 1 1/2 years to do.
Good luck and may God bless