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Old 08-09-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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1) How are home prices in Circle C (and other adjacent neighborhoods in SW Austin)? What is a reasonable expectation to have - budget, age of home?

check this out from redfin, Real Estate Search | Redfin. You can get the feel about circle c housing market.

2) I wonder what is the environment issues/concerns about SW area? Also I heard that the prices have climbed significantly in the last yr or 2 in SW Austin?
Not so sure about the environment issues talked in that article. Yes, the housing market has been pretty hot this year in Austin, not only for Circle C.

3) How bad is the traffic on Mopac is you live up North and have to travel past downtown to SW for work?
The traffic is really bad. I didn't commute from North to South along Mopac during the rush hours daily, but I drove a few times North to South along Mopac any time from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. It took me one hour for 15 miles.

Hmm...I fear if Austin is also getting priced out of single income families :-(
I think your family will be fine even with a single income, assuming you work for the high-tech sector.
welcome to Austin!

Thank you for the info!

Hmm...so traffic is bad, and living up north and commuting south is not worth the pain.

Its funny how things rationalize across different geo's. Here in Portland, we do not have sales tax and our property tax are fairly low (lower 1+), but the home prices (in good school districts) are in the 400K range. It seems in Austin, property tax are high, comparable home prices (good school districts), sales tax and no state income tax.

I have a hunch that all said and done, it all evens out!

Lol, I got to level set my wife on the idea that Texas is lower cost of living!
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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Southwest is a hot market. We had a good offer in 5 days on our home.

Loved the area, but we had to move more North as I changed jobs and work in far North Austin.

The commute from Slaughter/Mopac to the Riatta Business Park off 183 was too much for me!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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I've been to Tarka in Round Rock and in SW Austin (love that place). Way more Indians in the Round Rock Tarka.

Not that there were none in the SW Austin Tarka. I'd say 50% in RR and 33% in SW Austin.

So you'll definitely have an Indian community in SW Austin, but the highest Indian population is probably more North.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Definitely more South Asians in North Austin, but there are a decent number in SW. There's an Indian grocery near William Cannon & Brodie, and supposedly a grocery and halal meat market opening at William Cannon & 290 in the near future.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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Definitely more South Asians in North Austin, but there are a decent number in SW. There's an Indian grocery near William Cannon & Brodie, and supposedly a grocery and halal meat market opening at William Cannon & 290 in the near future.
Thanks much!

Yes, the presence of Dell and other tech employers up North explains the larger Indian population up there than S/SW. And from what I hear about traffic on Mopac, it is best sticking close to work.

1) Can anyone talk about the developments further West - Steiner Ranch, Bee Cave, Lake Travis is it? Sorry, if I'm not accurate calling out the neighborhood...just looking up Google Maps. School district seems good. How is the price point etc?

2) AFAIK, there isn't a highway linking those areas to SW (I mean shortest path), how bad is the commute time via local roads?

Thanks for providing such a wealth of info!
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