You’ll keep your network intact
Some people find retirement does not live up to their expectations, or that they quit working too early. Others soon discover they need to return to work when unforeseen circumstances leave them dipping into their nest eggs sooner than expected.
If you stay close to home, it might be easier to find work. Perhaps your old employer will bring you back part time or on a freelance basis. Or, perhaps you can tap into the network of people you have worked with to find opportunities.