I am planning to move to a very very conservative area and as i was looking at home prices and how good the schools are, I realized that liberals pay alot more for the same standard of living and to go to comparable schools. For instance...brand new homes in this area are around 400k for about 2200 sq ft. The good school index is 10 out of 10 in that area. Now if i find an ultra liberal area, the home prices are through the roof for the same standard of living. If someone wanted a brand new 2200 sq ft home in the bay area/silicon valley for example with comparable schools (rated 10 out of 10), they would pay on average $2 to $3 million. If they are on a budget, they can find a 5 year old home half the size for about $1 million and if they dont mind living in a condo built in 1970, then $700k. People on a budget in the area I'm moving to can occasionally find an older property for just under 200k. I've noticed this time and time again. In fact I challenge you to find an ultra liberal place in the united states, and compare it with an ultra conservative place and the conservatives will always have a higher standard of living for the same money everytime. Doesn't matter if its a $50k home or a $1m home.