I learned a few things while living in Arizona. One is that I have some necessary requirements about my natural surroundings, in addition to the need for sunshine, warmth, and the lack of cold, snow, and ice, which were givens.
See if you can guess from these pictures!
Yes! Trees and Water! And not just trees, but big trees! Shade trees! Trees without thorns!
Texas isn’t perfect (is any place?), but it does have an abundance of trees and water (lakes, rivers, reservoirs). And that makes it pretty danged good.