The triumphant return of the Blues Brothers.
- Sep 12, 2011
We've been starting to think about this. Our priorities are beachfront, warm, and within an hour of an international airport. Surprisingly, on the entire east coast, only FL meets that requirement (MCO and MIA are the only airports with decent non-stop connections, FLL and TPA are a notch below). Now sure how I feel about living in FL as I haven't spent more than a few days there at a time. Will definitely do a trial run before deciding anything.
Cocoa Beach is the northern boundary of our east coast search area down to Miami. West Coast is Clearwater to Venice. Venice is a bit over an hour from TPA, but if we found the right place, we would deal with it.
If you relaxed that one hour rule, or considered connecting flights, it would open up a lot of places. Almost all those smaller airports in the sunbelt fly to Atlanta, and you can get anywhere from Atlanta. My parents did the drive and stay thing several times from the Beaufort, SC area. Drive to Atlanta, park at a hotel that lets you keep your car there and shuttles you to the airport in the morning and back when you land.