I lived in Kansas for 30+ years and have been in CO the past 6. Do not ever see myself leaving. The weather is a secret. I live at about 7800'. I don't have air conditioning in my house. I can be on a ski lift in 30m. Mountain bike trail in 3. Good elk hunting in 45m. Great fly fishing in 30m. I was just in Dallas this week with 90 and humidity. No thanks. Don't get me wrong, most Texans are great, welcoming people. We head to southwest Colorado in the summer. You can't throw a dead cat without hitting a Texas plated vehicle. Not sure you would see as many Colorado vehicles in Texas. Texas is cheaper homes but it almost washes out with property tax....and ac electric bill...lol.