No southern states on Top 10 ‘Best States to Live In’ list— not even Texas!

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HOUSTON— Mount up, Texas! It’s time to go toe to toe with what the U.S. News and World Report calls the best places to hang your hat.

According to the data, the Lone Star State was ranked 38th in the nation based on health care, infrastructure and opportunity. Interestingly enough, no southern states made it anywhere near the top of the list.

Researcher ranked Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington as the Top 5 spots overall.

The report said Massachusetts is the stand out for health care, and Washington leads the way in renewable energy.

As far as the land of opportunity, New Hampshire boasts the highest average household income in the nation.

Sure, on paper, other states might look great.

But come on, everything's better in Texas!