We actually looked in that area 1st! It looks Beautiful there and I have heard wonderful things about North and South Carolina. Unfortunately we couldn't find any good jobs for my husband-that might change in a good economy though??
The real estate prices seemed a little higher in SC actually? Maybe I was looking in the wrong area??? I have kids and don't want to be TOO far out, 15-20 minute drive is the norm to get anywhere where I am now, 60 minutes to Boston (hardly ever go there though). A fairly local park for the kids would be nice...
Where in SC are you?
I am a little concerned about the humidity in FL. I am out working in the barn most of the day-and would hate it if it was really humid 6-7 months of the year. I like it hot though...I am quite content in 90-95 if it's not really humid and I hate the cold weather (I have raynauds and my hands are useless below about 30-and I am hopeless trying to do anything with gloves on!).
I have mainly ridden English-but am fine re-learning western if needed:) I raise/train foals and most of my showing is in hand/breed show type stuff. I'd really like an area where my non-horsey family can get also get involved-maybe some fun casual events and trail rides. I would imagine my husband would prefer Western...although he really would look cute in a pair of breeches;)