Hey guys, we're stating to consider southern living.. I will retire in less than 4 yrs and we're starting to look at snowbird homes. We have started in Southport NC only because they had a seminar here lately and they have a marina.. I'm looking for thoughts (good and bad) on different states,or counties, as to state taxes,real estate taxes, we would love to be near the boat (no trailer) and what kind of boating should I expect ? Do I need a sedan ? Bow rider? Do you guys beach? Or go to restaurants? Only? Im 25 mins from my boat now but would live a new boat in a canal behind us. Any help would help us we will fly to Myrtle beach then on to Southport NC next month to start looking around.