I'm in Brunswick and its pretty good down here other than the occasional hurricane, but you can plan your location to help that. We're an hour from Jacksonville and Savannah (and Roebling). Property is still pretty cheap and acreage is available. Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, and Liberty Counties on the coast are still less developed than most. Savannah is sprawling like crazy moving into Effingham and Bryan counties. Good indoor range in Brunswick and plenty of gyms. Skating is not so available. No twisty roads but dual sporting can be good if you like sand.