In St James, you can buy a house like this one above on the golf course for around $500,000 or like the one below on a nice lake for around $400,000. Taxes between $2,000 and $2,500 per year. Sell your house up north for $800,000 and put the balance in your savings to help you enjoy life in St James. You can mimic the actions of Mary and I and buy a house on the marina and go fishing. The weather down here is amazing. We do not get hardly a trace of snow, sell all of your snow shovels and big coats behind and stock up on beach chairs, towels, and a good umbrella! There are many year-round activities in the area. Recently a flotilla just happened less than 30 minutes away. Christmas parades are almost weekly because each town has their own. Little markets pop up here and there and the locals sell their goods. Buying a home in St.James is one of the best investments, we have ever made!