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Nikkismom

Pflugerville, TX

#24 Jan 9, 2013
Austinite wrote:
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Ahh yes, Pflugerville, Texas is hardly Austin and is where people live who cannot afford to live in Austin or do not want to live around ghetto and crime, or who want a better school system than Austin has to offer.
I'm sure you did not mean for this post to sound snide, but Pflugerville is not a place where people who "cannot afford Austin" live. Before moving to pflugerville I lived in Austin and in lakeway, I find pflugerville to be more pleasant.
Nikkismom

Pflugerville, TX

#25 Jan 9, 2013
LAcreole wrote:
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Thank you so much for this information! And it did help a lot. I've heard Austin is very vibrant and is similar to Denver, CO. And it also helped that you're not a native there so you really grasped the city comparing it to your homecity. Do you know if there's a lot of waterfronts of water period like lakes or nearby beaches in the Austin area?
Yes, there is quite a bit of lakefront in Austin. Lake austin (now known as lady bird lake), lake Travis, lake Georgetown, and a lake I visit weekly, lake pflugerville. The first two lakes are extremely popular in Austin and have every "attraction" you can imagine :-)

LAcreole

Since: Jun 12

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#26 Jan 9, 2013
Nikkismom wrote:
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Yes, there is quite a bit of lakefront in Austin. Lake austin (now known as lady bird lake), lake Travis, lake Georgetown, and a lake I visit weekly, lake pflugerville. The first two lakes are extremely popular in Austin and have every "attraction" you can imagine :-)
Sounds very relaxing :-). I love the waters. Attraction? Hmm that could mean one thing for me lol. What types of music scenes are there on Austin? Pluggerville sounds peaceful.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#27 Jan 13, 2013
Nikkismom wrote:
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I'm sure you did not mean for this post to sound snide, but Pflugerville is not a place where people who "cannot afford Austin" live. Before moving to pflugerville I lived in Austin and in lakeway, I find pflugerville to be more pleasant.
No, but you moved out of Austin after a year because Pville is more pleasant. So, in effect something about the city, either affordability, ghettos, crime, school system, and so on prompted you to move out.
I am a lifelong resident, 40 plus years so I am better to judge than someone who lived in the city for a year.
NTW, I just got my tax bill too for my 320K house, bet you do not pay $11,168.52 a year in taxes with $8,592.93 being for schools alone.
Chuggaboom

Austin, TX

#28 Jan 25, 2013
Nikkismom wrote:
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Yes, there is quite a bit of lakefront in Austin. Lake austin (now known as lady bird lake), lake Travis, lake Georgetown, and a lake I visit weekly, lake pflugerville. The first two lakes are extremely popular in Austin and have every "attraction" you can imagine :-)
I never understood why the Colorado River is referred to as a lake. None of Austin actually sits on Lake Travis, not yet anyways. I think 620 is the cut off but that is pretty near the lake.
observer03

Shipman, VA

#29 Jan 26, 2013
LAcreole wrote:
Hello to all! I am originally from LA, but came to Denver, CO for college and better opportunities. I've been living here in CO for a few years now and I do like it. However, I do visit TX a lot every year or so and love it. Not only that, it's closer to home for me. I've never been to Austin nor Galveston yet, only Dallas/Fort Worth area which I like Fort Worth. I am planning on relocating to TX, preferably to Austin or Galveston. I would like to gather more information from natives of TX or these Texan cities if you don't mind. I hear Austin is similar to Denver except they have hills there while we have mountains here and that Austin is one of the top cities in the U.S. for good jobs and a fun place. I'm intrigued by Galveston because it's like living on an island and I love the waters as I grew up on the waters. I did check out some statistics and demographics for a few cities in TX and Austin sounds a bit better in living than Galveston. Does TX pay state taxes? I know my homestate of LA doesn't pay state taxes as most if not all confederate states don't. That's not important to me though as I live in CO where taxes are definitely paid and not so cheap. I was just curious because I'm hearing conflicting info from others. The reason I want to move to TX is because I like the slow pace, the affordable living, and mainly because it's closer to home for me versus CO. CO is very nice, but it's not exactly the most fun place when you're someone like myself. If you're an alcoholic or a pothead, then CO is the place for you. It's more of a place for someone who already has their own family and the cost of living here is pretty dorn high. I don't want to pay $800,000 for a 3 bdrm 2 bath home when I hear I can get that in TX for $130,000, know what I mean? I want quality but also quantity (get something for my buck). If you TX natives have any info that'll help me out here, please let me know. I'd love to talk to some Texans. I'd also like to hear from those who are not Texan natives but relocated there from somewhere else as well. Is Austin and Galveston safe for the most part? I'm just now considering moving there because I don't want to make the wrong decision although I can always move back here to CO.
I'm familiar with Austin street life. Avoid Eastside (negroville), don't wear RED. Zip code 78702 has street gang activity (be combat ready).

LAcreole

Since: Jun 12

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#30 Jan 26, 2013
observer03 wrote:
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I'm familiar with Austin street life. Avoid Eastside (negroville), don't wear RED. Zip code 78702 has street gang activity (be combat ready).
Oh my! So the east side has gang and thug life? The west side is the safe side, correct? It seems like moving to Austin will be similar to Houston a.k.a. Little NOLA. What are the demographics in Austin as far as middle class and race/ethnic makeup?
justs

Secaucus, NJ

#31 Jan 27, 2013
If you're a liberal, you'll fit right in being that Austin is the most liberal city in Texas. I've read a lot of liberals moving to conservative states because they no longer wish to live under the people they voted (liberalism) for, therefore, bringing their liberalism mentality with them.*sigh*

Of course, not all liberals come from liberal states, but all liberals should move there.

LAcreole

Since: Jun 12

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#32 Jan 27, 2013
justs wrote:
If you're a liberal, you'll fit right in being that Austin is the most liberal city in Texas. I've read a lot of liberals moving to conservative states because they no longer wish to live under the people they voted (liberalism) for, therefore, bringing their liberalism mentality with them.*sigh*
Of course, not all liberals come from liberal states, but all liberals should move there.
I'm not a liberal but a conservative Democrat. I'm from Louisiana but been here in CO for a few years now. It's more of a libertarian area and purple state. I like it here, but I want to be closer to home and family. I also miss the slower pace and lifestyle. I don't really mind living in a liberal or conservative area. As long as there's a good economy or good jobs and affordable but decent living, then I can fit in. I do hear Austin has good jobs.

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