There are a lot of reasons why Texas is by far the best state in the nation. It is the second-largest state in the United States, covering 268,000 square miles. Because of this, the state is diverse in many ways.

First, it has a diverse geography. You can find almost every topographical feature in Texas, from the beaches of North and South Padre Island to the Great Plains, the Hill Country, and the Chihuahuan Desert.

The state is also the second most populous in the nation after California. It has one of the fastest-growing populations. Texas has several major cities, including Houston,  Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Austin.

The state's economy is on fire, driven by industries from high-tech to oil and gas, agriculture, and manufacturing. There are world-class universities, research institutions, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. The state features a unique culture that includes cowboy traditions, Tex-Mex cuisine, and a love of football.

Finally, the state has a rich history.  Native American tribes, Spanish explorers, Mexican settlers, and American pioneers contributed to the state's success. Together, they discovered something more distinctive, a fiercely independent spirit and pride.

Drawing off those things and more, here is a list from A-Z of why Texas is the best state in the U.S.

Reasons Texas Is The Best US State A to Z

Reasons Texas Is #1
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