Anywhere from SC to Texas has pretty good weather. we have a little snow in SC in the winter but seldom anything that hinders traffic. Check state "gun laws" since you are posting on a firearms forum I assume that means something to you. SC, Fla are "Shall Issue' states, (not sure of any on down toward Texas) They are also "Castle Doctoring" States, meaning you don't have to run an hide if someone is breaking into your home/ vehicle. Good luck with your search.