As a resident, I think Southern Arizona (Tucson) would be hard to beat. No snow (you can always go up the mountain if you really need to see some), seldom gets below freezing and then only in the middle of the night. The city is big enough to cater to many wants, but small enough not to be too obnoxious. Prices are not too bad (although registering a vehicle costs way much). September is not too bad from a heat/humidity standpoint, October and November are delightful weather, December and January are not bad, cool and perhaps some rain, and February through April are pretty good. Avoid July and August though, and I would advise against taking up residency here.
So far, we have only wintered in Florida....Cocoa Beach area. We have relatives that spend winter there also and other relatives that run a business there so it is kind of a big family reunion each winter for 4-5 months. As long as the RV park we go to is still in-tack (they took a beating with the Francis hurricane) but will be all back to normal by the end of Oct. If they ever close or sell out (to Building of Condo's, etc.) we are thinking of heating WEST to try it out. Got to get out of cold/snow/ice for health reasons so future sites must be reasonalbly warm.
We kind of feel like where-ever we are is great as long as we are together......37+ years so far...and still deeply in love... :bleh: :approve: :laugh: