It is cheaper to live in Florida than in South Carolina. I'm not sure which is cheaper, Texas or Florida? I lived in Texas for 6 years, that's pretty cheap, what drove me away from there was all that heat. Somone recently told me that the gas in Texas is like 45 cents? South Carolina is like perfect weather. I moved from Boston to get away from those brutal winters, never go back there. Looking forward to another chapter in Florida.
I used to work in Leesburg. It's okay, the school system is not the best and there are some areas you may not want to live in but overall i think you can find affordable housing and etc, just outside of leesburg.