What would it take for you to move far enough away so that you wouldn’t have regular contact with the people you regularly interact with?
As I do my taxes I think about this perennial issue. Living in CA, I pay a shit ton of taxes. Near 10% in state income taxes, near 10% in sales tax, high gas taxes, and what I think are high property taxes. Our schools are just okay depending on where you live, we spend money like drunk sailors though it has gotten slightly better recently - I think that’s more to do with the economy. We are spending billions on a useless bullet train. Not only that, I’m pretty into guns and CA introduces new legislation every year that attempts to ban a significant portion of my firearms.
Suffice to say, I hate the CA government. I hate that by living here I support it. But the weather is really nice, I have a wide support network with family and friends. I’m local to work and don’t even take the freeway. Snow sports are close, beaches are close, camping is close, etc. But then I look at other parts of the country - places with no sales tax, no state income tax, no capital gains tax, more free gun laws, less government overall. And it’s really appealing. And, with the housing prices in CA, most other places seem like typos when I see their prices.
So what would it take for you to move? Is state government enough to give up everyone you know where you live?