Texas was just ranked #23 on the happiest states to live list. Add that to a #19 ranking for the work environment, #48 in community & environment and #12 Emotional and physical well being.
I’ve actually never REALLY had conversations about how UNHAPPY people are in Texas. I just don’t hear any complaining like you would in a larger city. It’s also hard to rank your hometown because usually, you want to experience other places. We don’t really appreciate our hometown sometimes because we’re just accustomed to the environment. You really have to explore before you can understand the true value of Texas (my opinion).
I wouldn’t believe in all the hype because the word is out. There is no fabrication in this poll. People just love living in the Lone Star State from Amarillo to Brownsville Texas. We don’t have all the traffic (though it’s getting worse), the crime doesn’t compare (though that is also increasing) and more importantly, people seem nicer. The family aspect of living in Texas is paramount to me. I can honestly say I’m excited to have my future son or daughter grow up in this community. I’ve never lived in a place where the community rally for each other and that’s not something you can duplicate in your next hometown.