How much further from work is it verse the other location?
Does the cost of gas times 2 cover the difference in price of rent?
Do you hate where you are now?
Do you have kids trying to find a better school system?
Financially the answer is simple. cost of getting to work compared to rental cost difference. Lifestyle, priceless. That is where you make a personal decision. Personally, I am a saver. I have more money saved because I made the cheap decisions instead of the nice ones. What you do is up to you.