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Old 07-23-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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Hello, what parts of Austin stay cooler than other parts? (Referring to temperatures, not hipness!)
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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Hello, what parts of Austin stay cooler than other parts? (Referring to temperatures, not hipness!)

Really? Are you serious? Austin is not a huge place...there is no place that is consisitently cooler....unless you are counting living underwater or something?
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I guess a neighborhood shaded with huge old trees would have some cooler temps.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yeah, shade is obviously helpful. I guess if you are on the north bank of a lake or river, maybe the breeze would be a little better. But you'd have to be right on the water for it to make even the slightest difference, and that's going to be very expensive.

But Jaybrown is right, there is only 1 climate in Austin. It's just whether you want to be hot in the sun or hot in the shade.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yeah, shade is obviously helpful. I guess if you are on the north bank of a lake or river, maybe the breeze would be a little better. But you'd have to be right on the water for it to make even the slightest difference, and that's going to be very expensive.

But Jaybrown is right, there is only 1 climate in Austin. It's just whether you want to be hot in the sun or hot in the shade.
I've even possible to be too hot in the lake and the shade.

We spent one July 4 weekend anchored out on our sailboat on Lake Travis, tied up next to our friends boat. We had a good time but it got so hot, we would go for a swim and float in the shade between the two boats until that got to hot. Then we would get out wet and sit wet in the shade of the cockpit awnings while what little breeze there was dried and cooled our skin by evaporation, until we got too dry and hot. Then it was back in for another soak. The water temperature near the surface really was too warm to stay in for very long.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Hello, what parts of Austin stay cooler than other parts? (Referring to temperatures, not hipness!)
This ain't San Francisco. We don't have micro climates here. That said, any neighborhood in Austin with big trees is going to have more shade and maybe be a little bit cooler than other neighborhoods.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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Hello, what parts of Austin stay cooler than other parts? (Referring to temperatures, not hipness!)
It's hot everywhere! One degree won't make a difference.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:47 PM
 
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This isn't San Francisco. Austin doesn't have any micro-climates.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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Could go lay out on my chaise right now and be perfectly happy.

This isn't San Francisco or the rest of the west.....it is Austin....thank you.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Technically speaking, there is a slight change from the more humid flatlands east of Austin to the drier hills to the west of Austin. There is also a slight elevation change. So Fredericksburg will have much lower humidity levels than say Bastrop.

Within the city the differences are not as pronounced, but I'd say places like Lakeway would be slightly more comfortable than places like East Austin for instance, just because the humidity is slightly higher east of I-35. When I say slightly, I mean a difference between a dewpoint of 61 in the west (Fredericksburg) and 64 in the east (Bastrop), so maybe 1/2 of 1% difference.

The elevation and altititude differences also mean places further west are slightly cooler at night. So a low of 78 in downtown Austin (becaues of the urban heat island effect) but a low of 73 in Fredericksburg.

So I'd say settle west of town for a more temperate climate, but not by much.
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