you're doing the right thing by getting out.
Might I recommend you check out Eastern Tennessee first. In Joel Skousen's excellent book 'Strategic Relocation', he recommends East Tennessee near the mountains and the Cumberland Gap as the best survival location in the east.
No income tax either in Tn...beautiful mountain area near the N. Carolina border, low real estate taxes, etc.
If I had to relocate in the US, it would be to Tn, Wyoming, Montana, or Idaho. I'd consider Tx after those.
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