Not directed at you; in fact, confirming your observation ["crickets"]. The OP asks for advice in June and, from his lack of followup, appears to simply vanish thereafter. Hence [to the OP] "why ask the question if you don't give a s**t what the answer is?"
Cheap and great weather with biker friendly bars, that's Texas gulf coast like stated before. Hell south Texas is the snow birds paradise, oh and guns galore. Check out Victoria and the surrounding areas.