Thanks very much! I think I'd like to try living on the water--its something I've never done before and I don't know that I'd actually buy a house on the water, but renting one for a couple of years might be fun. I can live without a ton of yard space, but definitely need room for the trailer. Most of the Apollo beach houses seem to be quite accommodating of trailers. Definitely smaller houses and lots for the money, but I can deal with that (no kids, so its just the wife and I). Thanks for the searching, those look like really nice homes and a great option if I decide not to go with something on the water. I'm not sure if I'll be able to come down and look at places in person before I move down, but if I do I'd love to meet up and get your advice on the area. In any event, I'd love to meet up and maybe go for a ride once I move down. How much of a pain would you guess I-75 would be? (note, I've commuted in and out of DC most of my life so my traffic tolerance is quite high ). Think I could make the commute in 45 min on the bike? Google says its a wash whether I go up 41 or 75 in terms of time.