I don't think you guys understand my situation. I'm not an OB baller. I'm the guy that drives his wife's 40mpg Focus instead of his FX4 any time he has to go more than 40 miles.
Then New Mexico.
-Super low property taxes (compared to Texas)
-Land is reasonable
-Real estate is depressed, go good deals available
-Most local hispanics hate illegals, so they get Immigration to do sweeps for illegals on a regular basis (it's not considered racist)
This issue is employment. I still have a place in the central mountains on 40 acres (used to work in NM). I can fill you in on NM if you have any questions.