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Old 02-01-2011, 01:06 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm planning to relocate to Austin from NY. I have 2 school going kids. I would like to get some valuable info from the Austin residents.

In which part of Austin, are the majority of Indians populated?
Which neighbourhood is safe, convenient, and stocked with desis?
In which area are the best schools located?

If someone could point to one area that serves all of the above, that would be great,,!!

I've read a lot about schools in TX, but the school district allocations are kind of confusing, compared to the east coast.

Any info and suggestions in this regard is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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From what I've seen, there are quite a few Indian families in NW Austin and the Avery Ranch area. Avery Ranch has a lot of newer construction and is sort of in-between Cisco and Dell. Schools are good in that area and housing is affordable for Austin. I wouldn't say that it's that convenient and/or stocked with desis, but it's safe with good schools and I do see Indian families in that area. The "best" schools are in the Eanes school district on the West side of Austin, but housing is pretty expensive there.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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I saw more Indian people around when I lived in NW Austin. This was in the Techridge and Wells Branch areas. I figure this is because Samsung, Dell, HP are all nearby. I don't know what a desi is but most of those neighborhoods are simply mixed with families of multiple races.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Hi all,

I'm planning to relocate to Austin from NY. I have 2 school going kids. I would like to get some valuable info from the Austin residents.

In which part of Austin, are the majority of Indians populated?
Which neighbourhood is safe, convenient, and stocked with desis?
In which area are the best schools located?

If someone could point to one area that serves all of the above, that would be great,,!!

I've read a lot about schools in TX, but the school district allocations are kind of confusing, compared to the east coast.

Any info and suggestions in this regard is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
I always see a ton of Indian families at the Costco in North Austin. I think there's a large Indian population in North Austin and Round Rock near hi-tech employers like Dell, Samsung, HP, etc.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick info. Expecting some more.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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there is a big indian community in round rock. there are also some indian families in lakeway and there are a couple of international private schools that also cater to some of these families. lake travis schools (public) are also good
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Although not a community, there are quite a few Indians in SW Austin, again, majority are probably hi-tech workers (Freescale, AMD)
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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Can't speak to "how large is large", but we personally know several Indian families NW in the Spicewood Elementary/Canyon Vista/Westwood area (generally regarded as one of the better feeder patterns in Austin).
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Can't speak to "how large is large", but we personally know several Indian families NW in the Spicewood Elementary/Canyon Vista/Westwood area (generally regarded as one of the better feeder patterns in Austin).
I agree. & to piggyback on this.

My observation for most of the schools feeding into Westwood HS, would be that whatever the Asian demographic is.....probably 1/2 of the "Asians" are Indian. (I'd look on Great Schools for the demographic breakdowns.)

Lots of Indians attending Canyon Creek ES & Grisham MS (which also feed into Westwood) as well.
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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I agree. & to piggyback on this.

My observation for most of the schools feeding into Westwood HS, would be that whatever the Asian demographic is.....probably 1/2 of the "Asians" are Indian. (I'd look on Great Schools for the demographic breakdowns.)

Lots of Indians attending Canyon Creek ES & Grisham MS (which also feed into Westwood) as well.
Actually the RRISD site contains ethnic breakdowns for each school. For instance:

% Asians

Spicewood - 32%
Canyon Creek - 37%

Canyon Vista - 38%
Grisham - 19%

Westwood - 24%
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