I'm here to help if I can be of assistance.
I was raised in Michigan, yes summers in Northern Michigan are grand. We had a summer cottage real close to Traverse City.
In my career I have lived in Wash D.C. , Las Vegas, Scottsdale AZ., Rancho Mirage, Ca. and now I am living in Asheville , NC.
I personally would pass on anywhere in Texas. The climate is rough in most spots.
I really liked the desert SW, especially as a golfer, but the summers are a b****.
I suggest anywhere in NC or SC.
Charleston is grand. The cost of living is quite high as it is such a popular new city to locate to.
Savannah is fine as well.
Asheville is booming. It is not near the coast(but not that far really), but has all the outdoor activities anyone could want really.
It is far more reasonable in cost of living compared to Charleston.
The Asheville climate is one of the best in the middle south.
Mild winters and not really scorching (Atlanta ) summers.
Very nice people all around the area. Artistic neat feeling. I call it the Portland of the East Coast.
Schools are just fine in some suburban areas.
I just wanted to contribute as I have lived out west, in the mid west, and now North Carolina.
If it wasn't so often dreary, I would consider Portland or Seattle as well.
You can keep Texas, Florida, and the deep South.
I couldn't live in the upper Mid West year round for sure either.
That would cause suicide for any Cali Golden Bear person. Trust me on that.
Golf is awesome all over the Carolina's as well.
We all know that is important.
Edited by touch, 31 May 2017 - 06:59 PM.