We still haven't made any progress on the moving issue. We looked at three towns which were an hour or two away from Las Vegas and all of those places were meh so those places are off the list. The family wants us to move to Connecticut but it is still snowing there and it is almost MAY!!! Plus property tax on a $275k-$300k house there is around $10k per year. Hubby's answer to moving to Connecticut is "No Way". One sister wants us to move back to Seattle. Home prices have increased exponentially there since we moved from there about seven years ago and the traffic in Seattle when we were there last year was crazy bad. So that's a no.
A daughter wants us to move to Florida. That may have been an option until she was Facetiming with us and we watched a snake slither into her house. She screamed, hubby screamed, then we watched as she got a broom and somehow got the snake out of her house. Hubby hates snakes. I think he is still traumatized by that so Florida is a definitive no.
One of the boys will be retiring from the military soon and they are deciding between staying in Tennessee and moving to North Carolina. Both of these places, along with Georgia where we lived for about six months before moving to Las Vegas, are options. We love the weather there, home prices are cheap, property taxes are reasonable, and there are military bases and military medical services in the all of these places. The only thing we don't like is that there are no casinos in any of these states (hubby loves to play poker) and all of these places have tornadoes (so many tornadoes in these areas! eekkk).
So we are still discussing and debating and looking at all options (even Oklahoma came up on the list as they have lots of casinos and cheap new houses...but again, so many tornadoes!). The search continues...