I’ve been taking the kiddo to visit her grandparents in the Delmarva area for almost a week now, and I’m profoundly homesick to return back to Cinderella’s back yard. (We moved from the DC-Maryland area to Florida in late April and it really is a coming home experience.)
How many other “living the dream” folks are there who have packed up their lives and moved to their dream happy place (Disney-related or not)? Where’d you move, what do you like, what do you miss, and what advice would you have for others?
Where’d I move: Windermere-Winter Garden, FL
What do I like: The air quality, the slower pace of life, the lack of traffic and ability to be anywhere in a few minutes, the much lower cost of living and better places to rent/buy, the huge selection of places to eat, the large amount of activities and places to see, and the proximity to Disney
What I don’t like: We do miss our families, I miss shopping at Wegman’s, and right now my husband’s job is a bit meh (a 6-month contract to get his feet wet down here, but it means commuting Orlando to Tampa every day for the first bit of it)
What advice I’d have for others: Figure out a budget early and save 1/2 again as much as you think you need, and of course at some point, just take the plunge and thumb your nose at the naysayers out there!