I live in San Diego and am planning to move in 2015. Austin Texas is high on our list of cities to investigate. One book I was thinking of ordering to help with the decision is "Strategic Relocation" by Joel Skousen. It lists a lot of relevent data on each state and metro area. Alex Jones did a long interview with him about the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzjm9MJFSA8
It could be a good source of info.