There's only about 5 or 6 states (I think) that have no state income tax. Florida is one of them. That's a big plus!
Florida has no tax on groceries except beer and prepared foods, etc. License plates are fairly cheap too- 2012 car tags cost $142 for 2 years. I'm in Kansas now and the same car is $700 a year!
Orlando and south has too many people and too much traffic. Orlando and north actually has real trees (not so many palm trees) and hills and a lot less people. Real estate can be reasonably priced if you don't need water near you.