If, say, my job was location independent, and I'm ready for a change of scenery, but I don't make very much, but want to be in a more horsey area...where would you move?
I want my horse to have pasture turnout, if not live out on pasture. Eventing-focussed area would be lovely (eventing barn a plus-plus). Affordable housing, but my personal housing standards are pretty low haha. I don't need to be in a city, but not totally out in the boonies.
Basically, a fairy-fanstasy land of ponies. Does it exist??
I don't think any of those places I listed begin to compare with the housing costs of Manhattan/Chicago/CA, so you should be good. NC is beautiful. FL is very hot during the summer. GA and SC would be somewhat of a happy medium.