I have lived all over the southeast. I have lived in SC, KY, GA, AL, FL, and now permanently in east TN. I have always considered SC as home having lived there in the Greenville area for over 12 years, but the taxes are SO much better up here! As well as the weather. I am outside of Johnson City, heading west towards Greeneville. I have 6 acres that back up to the National Forest. Taxes are ridiculously cheap! Auto and MC insurance is dirt cheap as well. I do a bit of everything outside. I hike, whitewater kayak, ride motorcycles, have a small farm, and do a bit of extended canoe camping. The only down-side that I find a bit disturbing, is the surprise racism. You know when you are getting to know someone at work and they slip in a stereotype (lack of)humor or the rascist joke. They all think I am a crazy hippie anyways!! LoL I say, take trip out here and do some exploring!