The only thing that truly makes one place better than another is what (you want), your lifestyle priorities, and so forth.
It might help to take a couple extended vacations there.
Moving from the east coast, west coast, or a major metropolis area to the south is usually about wanting to move away from something more than it has to do with moving towards something.
People who are "tired of the noise", the crime, crowded highways, and overall stress may want to live someplace that's is the exact opposite. However six months or a year later they realize how much they miss family, friends, activities, events, and various other diverse options they'd grown accustomed to. The pace is too slow for them.
When I lived in southern California I witnessed many instances of people from the east coast coming out there and making a U-turn within a year or two. They just could not relate to the people and many missed the "four seasons".
Moving to a new state is a major undertaking.
You really have to know yourself and what's most important to you.