Gail and I live @ 1.2 miles to the ocean in a house of less than 1,000 sq ft. under AC. We can buy a 2,000 Sq. ft about three miles from the other side of the intercoastal for less than the more recent offers. We can buy a low end McMansion in a lower tax county near the 301 outer beltway for even less. So yes I agree with you whole heartedly.