I can appreciate the feeling of not really liking where you're from, and not feeling like you fit in there. The town I grew up in, I never really felt like I fit in. More so as an adult than as a kid. It's not a bad area of the state, just very built up and busy.
We've recently moved to a town in the western part of MD (was in central) and it really suits us more. Like the OP and Florida, this town is more like home to us, and our boys love it too. Because we just moved last month, if people ask where we moved from, I usually tell them then smile and say "But I like it SOOO much better, here!"
I've just had one negative comment, a few days after we moved, actually it was the boys first day at the new school. I mentioned that we just moved to another mother, trying to make conversation. She asked where I was from and when I told her, she snapped, "Why would you want to more HERE?" She turned away and stopped talking to me. I figured she just didn't like it and couldn't understand why someone would want to move here.