Posted on January 22 2015
Apr06 I grew up in Austin, moved away for school and lived otiusde of the DC area, and ended up moving back, and am so glad I’m here. DC isn’t as expensive as CA, but we also moved back in hopes of finding a house and a great place to raise a family, and I think Austin definitely fits the bill.I could probably go on and on, but I’ll just put a few thoughts here:the public transportation system is fledgling at best, so unfortunately we have fewer neighborhoods that are walkable than more established areas (like maybe you are used to). the walkable, central neighborhoods (Hyde Park, Bryker Woods, Bouldin, Clarksville) tend to have older, smaller houses (with some new stuff interspersed) and are in high demand. even as an austin native with family in the area, i moved into an apartment here with a 6 month lease (did so at the Gables there are many locations around town) and looked for houses. we ended up buying in Northwest Hills/Far West, and we love it. it’s a 10 minute drive to downtown, we were able to get a 2nd bathroom at a price we could afford, and we are on a cul de sac with neighbors we see often (block parties every few months, etc.) there are some families but also elderly couples and some college student housing.some other neighborhoods that seem to have lots of families are: brentwood, crestview, and barton hills. good luck!
Apr19 well, I guess the plus side is that little Simon got to make a snow angel and his momma took some great photo ctapuring the moment:) We too, woke up to a dusting of snow, but did not quite hit 80 last weekend. Still from sunny 70ish weather to snow is hard to take, when it’s the NINETEENTH of APRIL! As I sip my warm coffee, stay warm!Hey what’s up with next weekend. Drop me an email:)
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