I'm not really in Texas-I'm just hoping to schmooze a BRC T-Shirt out of ETH by pretending to be from Texas, don't rat me out. You guys do make Texas sound like fun, but yuck it'd be too hot. I can't handle the heat in the south even.
The cost of living upstate is nothing-a nice house up here runs under $ 150k, but the economy sucks, no jobs. We do have all 4 seasons and it is very pretty in the fall during deer season. Of course in the winter on a bad day you can't see the hood of your car because of the snow storms.