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Old 01-10-2011, 06:19 PM
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Anywhere in Texas where would you live? Dallas is out of the question. I was looking at Austin, any other suggestions? I'm single no kids and work from home.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:42 PM
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Austin seems to be the place to live, the median age is something like 27-33
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Austin seems to be the place to live, the median age is something like 27-33
Yeah, I'd say either Austin or Fort Worth. Thing to realize about the DFW area is that there is something for everyone here. Fort Worth is very laid back and generally easy to navigate. I agree Dallas would be a sucky place to live. Keep in mind that this is Texas so the roads around here are all designed like an idiot with a scetch pad went to town.
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Thomas, roads here are not bad for the last time...
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Roads in Texas are some of the worst in the country, and I've driven on some BAD roads...
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Ross_Dawg View Post
Roads in Texas are some of the worst in the country, and I've driven on some BAD roads...
Nothing can be worse than the roads in LA...

Well a visit to Austin will happen in the next few months. I already got a few real estate people looking into rentals.

Next step clear it with my company...
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Originally Posted by WTBRotary! View Post
Thomas, roads here are not bad for the last time...
I didn't even say they were poorly maintained this time (even if they are). I said they were poorly designed... just like everything else in Texas *cough* drainage *cough*
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I didn't even say they were poorly maintained this time (even if they are). I said they were poorly designed... just like everything else in Texas *cough* drainage *cough*
Texas roads are all new construction compared to Oklahoma shitty roads. If we had FTM roads they would be gravel.

Not to be off subject. Definitely Austin, as much as I love my DFW homies. Austin is growing leaps and bounds, and the music scene is phenominal

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Having lived all over this great country and having lived in Waco, Dallas, and San Antonio I would have to say San Antonio by far. Dallas/DFW sucks IMO. There is a reason I never left San Antonio after visiting from Dallas (Plano area) in 97' Austin is okay but the traffic is a pain at times. But it is a good city and if you are in IT, things can be good but the job market is better in SA. The music scene and party scene are great and the people seem to be typical Texas nice and it seems like a great place to live if you are young an adventurous.

I have lived in many big cities and I have to say, there are some things I miss about Florida, Hawaii, NY, Chicago, etc. But the pros of San Antonio by far outweigh the cons. You have a little bit of everything and great weather to boot. SA is really growing. We are centrally located to Dallas, Houston, and the coast/Valley. My choices would definitley be between Austin and San Antonio.

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Originally Posted by shadycrew31 View Post
Anywhere in Texas where would you live? Dallas is out of the question. I was looking at Austin, any other suggestions? I'm single no kids and work from home.
Why Texas???
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Why Texas???

Cost of living, Warm Weather, Job market, Women, No mudslides, No earth Quakes, No owing twice what your house is worth, etc., etc.
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I'd definitely pick Austin, SA is nice, but Austin has a slightly better vibe in my opinion. This is a very liberal college town so if people passing laws and doing things because they are cool as opposed to doing things out of common sense drives you nuts, (like the guhzillion dollar bond they just passed which has no provisions for road improvements) might want to pick SA instead. A lot of people have moved here over the years and then tried to change this place into where they came from which is annoying (like calling South Congress "SoCo"...ugh..) but the pluses definitely outweight the minus either way. (I've been here since 79)
I've traveled alot too, even lived overseas, roads here aren't nearly as bad as other places, navigating is pretty easy too if you have half a brain. The problem with Austin is people decided 15-20 years ago that if they didn't build the roads etc. that nobody would want to come here, obviously they were horribly wrong and now we're stuck with infinite construction trying to catch up. The network of roads itself isnt' awful in Texas, it's basically I-35 or I-10 with a few minor turns to get to all the big places, other roads are on par or better than surrounding states. (in my experience anyway) Nothing a GPS or actual paper map can't solve anyway.

Music scene here is pretty much second to none, every night of the week you can find someone playing something in all different genre's, it's phenominal. You throw in SouthbySouthwest (SXSW) and the annual ACL festival and other big acts who come through here and it's nuts.

oh, one more thing,might want to check out San Marcos or New Braunfels, or PFlugerville and Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Leander too, smaller towns that are inbetween SA or on the outskirts of Austin, probably cheaper to live in compared to larger cities etc.
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Originally Posted by 9krpmrx8 View Post
Cost of living, Warm Weather, Job market, Women, No mudslides, No earth Quakes, No owing twice what your house is worth, etc., etc.
We do get the occasional hurricane though but meh, it's only really bad like once every 30-40 years or so?

(I'm sure I'm way off, but who needs accuracy in sarcasm anyway)
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Cost of living, Warm Weather, Job market, Women, No mudslides, No earth Quakes, No owing twice what your house is worth, etc., etc.
Less smog, No cold summer nights, Cost of living, cost of living, cost of living, no earthquakes!!! No shitty fake people. I've lived all over PA parts of Colorado and Parts of Ca. Its time to checkout Texas then possibly then south.

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:32 AM
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houston dude :D
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:38 AM
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houston dude :D
He said less smog.
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houston dude :D
Houston is too busy, also there is this girl there and it would look weird if I moved to her city. I talk to people all day long from Texas, the most relaxed ones are from Austin.
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houston dude :D
Houston traffic blows. Not to mention the constant flooding and humidity.
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Why Texas???
why not
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Originally Posted by shadycrew31 View Post
Less smog, No cold summer nights, Cost of living, cost of living, cost of living, no earthquakes!!! No shitty fake people. I've lived all over PA parts of Colorado and Parts of Ca. Its time to checkout Texas then possibly then south.
I think you would like Austin
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I agree with phrenetiK, just come 2 houston!
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NOOOOO Houston is a no go. I don't wanna live near this girl, just want to be able to visit here and there.
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Houston is ok except for the summertime and traffic, austin is a lot easier to deal with weather and size wise. My sister lives in McKinney which is a nice area too by the way, just outside Plano/Dallas/etc.
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Texas is way over due for its earth quake actually. We sit on a major fault line. There was a 3.something earth quake in dallas a couple years ago. I remember hearing about it from family.

Edit: I found these for you to look at:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...as/hazards.php

The Balcones fault and the Mexia fault lines run straight through all the major cities. If they decide to move thats going to be a lot of damage.

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Austin had a teeny one about 10-15 years ago real close to where I live, barely registered on the scale but it was enough to make the news.
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