|I'm a native of New York State an have lived in Brooklyn and worked in Manhattan for the past 19 years. I bought a tiny starter studio apartment in a then "up-and-coming" neighborhood about 17 years ago and now have about $400K in equity.|
I'm tired of NY. I hate winter. Summer is my favorite time of year, but summer in NY goes by quickly. It's also disgustingly humid. I have to take a train to go to the beaches, which have cold opaque greasy water.
I think I'd love southern California, maybe San Diego. But California is expensive and most of the good tech jobs are in the northern part of the state. I have no interest in norcal. It's insanely expensive and boring.
I have family in Florida and it's much cheaper there. Maybe Tampa? St. Pete's? Miami? (that would probably be really expensive though).
Basically I want to live somewhere with a warm non-humid climate, beaches, lots of good skateboarding and skateparks and cool people (i.e. not red-necks, Trump supporters, etc.)
Any suggestions? BTW, I'm a JS dev, so I'd be looking for front-end web dev work.
I realize that this is slightly off-topic but HN is the smartest community I know so hopefully someone will have a great idea.