This is a GREAT conversation!
Even though I don't live in any of the commie states, I have been thinking along these lines myself. My current line of work makes it so it doesn't really matter where I live. I'm divorced (or soon will be), so family considerations are out of the picture now.
For the first time since I graduated from high school, many moons ago, I am living in my home state of Nebraska. My ties here are diminishing by the year as family members pass on. My dad has had it with the winters and is making plans to spend his golden years in Central America, partly due to my corrupt influence.
Once he makes that move, I won't really have much reason to stay where I am. Back in the mid-90's I lived in Bozeman for a couple of years. Of all the places I have lived (and there have been a lot of those), Montana was far and away my favorite! I would go back in a heartbeat.
Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming would all be at the top of my list. Wyoming would probably get the nod, though, because it has no state income tax. Oregon would be a good option as well. There is a lot of beautiful country there. I would even consider the Rapid City area in South Dakota.