Have to seen Florida
rental and real estate prices recently? At least in South Florida, they are through the ozone. Unless you need to leave Colorado permanently for some reason, why not do the research
to develop a "short list" of boats that interest you, then start looking. The entire east coast
is fertile ground, and you can always hop a plane to "kick the tires" on those that you really like.
Florida is a great place (I lived there for 25 years before we took off cruising), but it carries a large jolt of sticker shock. Just wanted you to be prepared.