(quote) Lourdes-984540 said: John, I think the place for you might be Gainesville, FL.
Great music scene, check
Catholic churches, check (I'm sure you can call and see if they can use your talents)
Excellent doctors, check (I added that one because that's where I took my Father for a second opinion last Nov.)
As for hurricanes...well, I'd prefer to have a week's notice that one was on it's way so I can prepare rather than have the unexpected earthquake knock me to my feet like they tend to do in CA. And, the Carolinas get hurricanes, too, by the by.
Yes, summers are hot down here but northern FL, where Gainesville is located, is a bit different than South FL. Milder, more woodsy with fewer palm trees and the winters are cooler.
Just please be sure to root for the Miami Hurricanes and NOT the Florida Gators. We don't like the Gators *wink*
Blessings on your relocation
I'm a G-Ville Fan also after having lived there for four years. Love to revisit old familiar places that I did in my younger days. There is an awesome Catholic church there called Holy Faith. It's a small parish and it seemed like everyone knew everyone there. I always go to Mass there when I'm in town.
Don't forget The Millhopper Sinkhole on your visit. Back in the 1970's it was much different but it's just as cool as it was back then.
hey, My pick would be gainesville if I was given a choice.
Go Gators, (chomp, chomp)!!!