It's the third largest state. It's cheap and romanticized by Jimmy Buffett and others, so the midwest's and northeast's detritus tends to drift down here. It's very diverse, with a high population of citizens born outside the US. Finally, it's state government is minimal (20% lower per-capita cost than the 49th cheapest state government, Arizona).
What do you mean by its state government is minimal? It's a small government? Wouldn't that tend to go against the small gov types?