And cheap energy.
No state income tax, yeeeehasame
I moved to texas from california ...in texas natural gas is about the same (figure some extra for a colder winter ) but electric is more on account of summer AC.
Water cost can be offset by using rain barrels....
In my city, if you use your house water supply to water your yard they assume it all goes down the sewer and there is a sewage charge.... they peg the sewer charge equal to the water usage . So if I use rain barrels to water the garden, there is no meter to measure and thus no matching charge for sewage. :D