FL is a great place to live, although I don't think I will be living here forever. In fact, I will most likely be heading westward in about a year (when I graduate), simply because I feel there is a different mentality in the western part of the country (big generalization, I know) which I prefer (as well as a climate that I prefer, truth be told).
I am sure you are planning on moving farther south than I currently live (I am more in the middle of the state, near Disney World, lol), and you probably couldn't choose better location for a tropical food forest than South Florida, so I think you will like it for that reason if no other.
Your story sounds similar to mine! A little more than a year ago I found out that physical health is not something to be gained (by supplements, special diets, etc.) but rather something we already have within us, we just have to provide our bodies with the food, water, sunshine, etc. that nature intended us to have and viola!... it will just happen! Same with mental health (which to me is synonymous with enlightenment). I found this out by studying both cognitive psych. and Buddhist Zen philosophy. So, I too transformed both my body and my mind both within the last 1 1/2 years! And I've recently begun to get really into Osho as well :) Especially "This Very Body the Buddha."
Do keep me posted on your moving success... I could use some inspiration and support, I've never lived anywhere else besides WI, so this is a huge deal for me!