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We left Florida 7 years ago for Arkansas. Even with the 9% sales tax and an income tax, we came out far ahead.

Your must realize with Florida, even though there is no income tax, their home insurance is outrageous as are property taxes. If you are unfortunate and buy something i.e the Villages, you will encounter a CDD which is a taxing authority on top of all local real estate taxes.

As the previous telegraph said, it's really about where you want to live. Arkansas give us a real financial break over Florida, and the state has the ability to say " thank goodness for Mississippi" on most things like education etc. But, we wanted a climate that was somewhat agreeable for year round living. Having to leave Fla. for 6 months every year got old fast, RV or not.

Best of luck with your search.
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