My family immigrated legally to Texas from Ireland in 1842 and the three things we still do not like are wetbacks, yankee carpetbaggers, and California Raisens.
Austin is still a good city to live in. Taxes are high due to all the welfare programs for the lazy, poor, homosexuals, and wetbacks.
Jobs are pleantiful in most areas as is housing.
West Austin is the place to be or NW. South is nice too, more of a country feel.
Pretty much anywhere east is ghetto despite clean up efforts these past 15 years.
Unless you buy a new higher end construction then expect little more than a few bricks or rocks on a front facade and the rest of the exterior will be pressed cardboard.
Newer areas bulldoze 99% of old growth trees and replace them with a couple hairy broomsticks in your yard that in 60 years you might get some decent shade from.
Housing overall is way overpriced and the nearer to downtown you want to live the more you are robbed in your purchase.
Keep good auto insurance on your car because you are likely to be hit by an uninsured person or persons, usually a non English speaker.
Avoid downtown late nites even with a group as the vagabonds from the nearby shelters will rob and or stab you if you do not give them money or cigarettes when they demand it.
Austin used to be a super fantastic city until 20 years ago when it became a Sanctuary City and welfare city state but I still like it and would recommend it.