I think Adam Curry would disagree!
9 Ways California Is Way Better Than Texas
We recently did a head-to-head comparison of the benefits of living in California versus those for Texas.
California won by a hair.
The impetus for the piece was the burgeoning rivalry between the two states, which heated up after Texas Gov. Rick Perry ran a series of ads touting his state's friendlier business climate.
But we wanted to narrow in a bit more on all the things California has to offer that Gov. Perry may have ignored.
To be clear, we have nothing against Texas — some of us are products of their finest schools.
We just think people need to be reminded that the Golden State still has a lot going for it.
California has lower property tax rates.
The average is 0.80%, compared with Texas' 1.74%.
Source: Tax Foundation
College graduation rates there are impressive.
California graduates 34.8% of its college students in four years, and 65.1% in six. Compare that with 24.4% and 49.0%, respectively, for Texas.
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
Students get better SAT scores (though slightly fewer take them).
The average California high school student's score is 1513. In Texas it's 1446.
Source: College Board