I could certainly be wrong, John. My memory is getting foggier.
As it was, he must not have stayed in VA for too many years. I'll bet his property taxes were cheaper!
I recall reading that he and Buffy wanted to get son Luke out of a climate (not meteorological, however) that they deemed unhealthy for a young boy. They were worried about various influences on a kid. We can probably all imagine what those might have been. Thus the move to Virginia, but I'd never heard anything about New England or New York.
John moved to Virginia to get Luke out of the So. Cal
environs and what he perceived to be a bad place
to raise Luke. He left his home on Birdview Street in Malibu for Virginia and lived
in Charlottesville and Buckingham, Virginia. In 1993,
I spoke to him on the phone and he was still in Buckinham, not far from Appomattox.
Not precisely sure of year, but he moved to Novato CA next. He lived there until his passing.