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Old 08-20-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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I've heard great things about Anderson Mill so we will definitely look there too. I thought Southwest would be ok because according to google maps, it's about 25-30 mins to my office. Anything under 30 mins is ok with me.

Is traffic pretty terrible from Southwest to 360/2222? Keep in mind I'm in Dallas, so bad traffic is relative
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Anderson Mill is Northwest - you'd have to go through the entire city to get there.

Looking at your criteria (the one place you know you'll be working, plus where you need to be close to to visit family) and the MLS, a few places to try would be the Oak Hill area, Apache Shores (several in there, and it would be conveniently placed for both purposes), Buda (closer to Kyle, Seguin and Canyon Lake, further from work), Manchaca.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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Try the condos off of Scofield Ridge in North Austin. Scofield Ridge Condos, zip 78727. They are under 200K and pretty decent.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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It'll be a little bit difficult to have the fenced yard in the OP's specs with a condo! Probably not 1400 sq. ft. or more, either, in most cases.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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There's 2 houses in Allandale for sale that are under $200,000 looking at realtor.com that's a pretty central location
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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I think it's possible to get something in the Sendera subdivision for that and also the Olympic Heights subdivision. Are those what are coming up?
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Central's not what they're looking for, though. (There's several in Crestview that are in their price range, as well.)

They want something convenient to west (2222/360 area) and south (easy access to Kyle, Seguin, Canyon Lake).
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Right. That's what is making us lean towards the Oak Hill/Sunset Valley type area.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I've heard great things about Anderson Mill so we will definitely look there too. I thought Southwest would be ok because according to google maps, it's about 25-30 mins to my office. Anything under 30 mins is ok with me.

Is traffic pretty terrible from Southwest to 360/2222? Keep in mind I'm in Dallas, so bad traffic is relative
During rush hour commutes the trip from SW Austin where I live, to Central Austin 78701 can easily take 30-40 minutes on a good day. Going as far North as you need to travel will be much longer, although North bound traffic in the morning gets much lighter once you get North of downtown.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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During rush hour commutes the trip from SW Austin where I live, to Central Austin 78701 can easily take 30-40 minutes on a good day. Going as far North as you need to travel will be much longer, although North bound traffic in the morning gets much lighter once you get North of downtown.
I really don't want a 45 min to an hour commute every day. I need to be under 30 min.

I'll sacrifice the short drive to see family since we'd see them on the weekends. I'd have to commute to work every day.

I'll look closer at Anderson Mill.
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