Posted 12/1/2013 6:08 PM (GMT -6)
Hi seldom, welcome to the forum!
I'm originally from Wisconsin and can no longer tolerate the cold winters. We are living in Arkansas now because of hubby's job. The winter here is still too cold and damp for me. We are planning to retire to the Sarasota-Venice area on the gulf side, southwest Florida someday.
South Carolina is a beautiful state...we vacationed in Myrtle Beach and Charleston. We lived in Chattanooga, Tn for a few years and the winters were too cold and damp, although the state is lovely. Also lived in Atlanta, Ga. and winters weren't warm enough. I guess I always dreamed of living in Florida. Over the years we vacationed plenty there and are familiar with the weather year round.
City-data.com is a useful website that has everything you would want to know about any area, including weather. I would advise to take a vacation to an area you are considering to live and get as much info as you can regarding, housing, taxes, convenience, and available medical care.
I'm glad you have joined us...there is a great bunch here and we care :)