My entire plan for when I retire from the Navy in 3 years just went out the window. My best friend lives in the south east US. The plan was when I retired to move close by forming a group of about 8 adults and 6 children. Well my two friends are getting very antsy about the current administration and general direction of the nation. They have placed their properties on the market and are moving to Aruba. Well I have no intention of moving out of country, which leads to the main issue of this post. How do I go about selecting a place to move my family after I retire. I want to have land to continue my preps, grow food, and raise live stock. but still be able to find employment. Are there any tools to help with this selection process? Please If you choose to reply understand, my friends choice to move to the islands is his and his alone and I am not looking for reasons why this may or may not be a good idea just how to chose a location for my homestead.