Florida is absolutely not a good place to live, the police there are corrupt as hell. My friend lives in the Orlando area, and the police there are paid off by the mouse, he just wanted to show some kids a good time and the police put him under arrest for years on charges of kidnapping. He probably should have told the parents where he was going with their kids, but he was an innocent man and those kids he had chained up in his basement prove nothing. Housing prices are also sky high near Orlando, but the more rural areas should be fairly cheap. and with global warming messing with the climates even mild hurricanes might cause a lot of damage, so weigh your options with that one.