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You may want to take that into consideration when looking at prices for housing. You may want to consider a short-term rental until you deside on an specific area you like and that's close to where you'll be working/recreating/etc.
The land is flat and the buildings aren't too much different in much of the state. It can take a long time to drive around all those waterways! ;-)