If you have low heat tolerance, either avoid the SE states or plant yourself on higher elevation.
For example, I live in the Tennessee Valley, a/k/a The Basin. I'm an hour north of the Alabama border.
There are times we get enough heat & humidity to make the folks in Louisiana cringe.
When the dew points start moving beyond 60, "oppressive" is the word of the day. Mr. WTW tolerates it so well, he spent all day Sunday weed whacking then loading the weeds into the dump cart and hauling them to the burn pile. I, on the other hand, stayed in the A/C and waited until 6:30 PM to clean stalls with three big tub fans aimed at me.
Also, "Basin" areas beget allergies for both human and animals. We live with stale air during the summer until a good straight line wind comes along and blows it up & over the Cumberland Plateau.
Which segways into ---- The Cumberland Plateau. Cooler up there. Big South Fork is up there (lots of horse trails), and depending which end of the plateau, you're not too far from Knoxville or Chattanooga for employment.
There are still a few states that enforce personal property tax. Meaning they put a value on your personal belongings and assess tax accordingly
I believe Kentucky is still one of those few states. At any rate, that is something else to put on your financial check list.
The more rural the county you live in, the less assessments. The more "developed" counties often have vehicle inspections, smog inspections, yadda yadda. Whereas you might escape those fees in the more rural counties since most states allow each county to assess the need for those kinds of control.
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