moving to austin - good or bad idea?
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#2 Aug 27, 2012
If you're from CA and a liberal, no you should not.
#5 Aug 28, 2012
dont listen to the houston idiot. she said austin not trash city you simpleton. yes it has a great music venue, nice jogging trail and the best city to party in if you are young. if not there are a lot of places to mingle with the older crowd
#6 Sep 3, 2012
Depends on what you like. My family has been here since before the town had it's first bridge over the river, one of those floating bridges and it cost five cents to use it, tolls in Austin way back then too but that was more those Yankee Carpetbaggers doing that after the War of Northern Aggression.
#7 Sep 3, 2012
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.
#8 Sep 6, 2012
oh, goodness, it sounds much like salt lake city with their vagabonds taking over downtown.
i, too am thinking of moving to austin. only because my only child has been begging me for 3 years to move near her.
some things are holding me back.
1. hate hot weather
2. i am a widow for the 2nd time and i am afraid of bugs
3. property taxes are very high
4. it seems like most people smoke smoke smoke (even while jogging) there and i do not want to start up again
5. i have cats and 2 dogs who have never even seen a flea and i know others who have moved with animals who have alwasy been flealess since birth and they say their animals absolutely freak out when attacked
6. i hate crime, and where i live now you don't even lock your doors
i have even asked my daughter, why couldn't she have picked somewhere cool, like oregon or alaska.
#9 Sep 6, 2012
too many gay that place is from all the pot smoker there.
#10 Sep 7, 2012
Don't move to Austin if you have children. We can't take our 9 year old down town because of the crude and fifth and Tattoo scums! Austin is WORSE than living IN NEW YORK CITY. We live 18 miles from Austin and I'm totally not taking my son down town. It needs a good cleaning!
#11 Sep 7, 2012
Well, if you have school aged children and you want them to learn Spanglish then by all means move here and enroll them in public school, will learn Spanglish but little else.
Otherwise high taxes, terrible traffic, very bad drivers, and lot of non English speaking uninsured drivers who will run into you then drive or run off if their vehicle is disabled.
Crime overall is not really too bad but it is downtown with all the bums at the shelters there.
West or Northwest is better to live, much safer for families. Ghetto is almost anywhere east of the interstate. South Austin is not too bad really central is mostly students and business so not too bad but way overpriced.
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