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Old 03-19-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Found this school district map helpful
View Homes by School District- Roselind Hejl's Austin Real Estate Guide
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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This thread is shaping up as a look into what it's really like to live in Austin:

After moving to Austin did anything surprise you?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Loved this thread
Holy crap! Two years after moving to Austin from NYC - My thoughts on our city!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Top Ten Demographic Trends in Austin, Texas | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

Demographic Maps | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

http://austintexas.gov/demographics
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Keeping Austin Weird...

keep austin weird

Weird is still strong in Austin | Brian McGloin

They race in lingerie in Austin

School bus living in Austin

Is Austin Weird Like the Adam's Family of Cities

What Is "Austin Weird" To You?

Austin-- Gone But Not Forgotten...

"Austin Weird"

The Rag! http://www.peopleshistoryintexas.com.../FinalEdit.mov

The Rag

Funky Tourist Attractions In Austin??

Whimsical Austin

Cathedral of Junk -- share your thoughts!

What about Austin is weird?

Keep Austin Weird: watch this photographic stop-motion music video tribute to the city of Austin!

Austin Art Yards
Hippie Hollow Park, Travis County, Texas

photos Panoramio - Photo of Hippie Hollow
Panoramio - Photo of Lake Travis - Cliff Jump

Eeyores Birthday Party

https://www.google.com/search?q=eeyo...w=1234&bih=723

Keep Austin Weird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Funky Chicken Coop Tour - Austin, Texas

Leslie Cochran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kim Jong Un keeping Austin wierd! Photo Shows North Korea's 'U.S. Mainland Strike Plan': L.A., D.C. and Austin, Texas
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Tips for Seeking Employment in Austin
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Default Allergies in Austin...

kvue.com | Austin Allergy Current Report, History - KVUE.com



Allergy testing: If it has been quite a few years since you were last tested for allergies, you should probably do it again, I found that I had developed an additional allergy to dust mites since the first time the tests were done. Austin has lots of things to be allergic to.

Annual Chart of Pollen & other allergies for Austin area: http://www.centraltexasallergy.com/pollenchart.gif

Central Texas Allergy & Asthma Center Patient Education and Support Central Texas Allergy & Asthma Center - Allergist, Austin, Texas - Patient Education


MOLD: Mold is a problem all year round in Austin. Mold grows on decaying plant material, it doesn't matter when it last rained if there is moist decaying material for the mold to grow on, it can thrive for a considerable time. Austin is a more ideal climate for mold then many places because it rarely gets cold for long. Cold weather inhibits mold in some locations more then it does here.

If you are concerned about mold in your HVAC system, I suggest you have your HVAC repairman check your AC coils indoors for the presence of mold and check the heater for carbon monoxide leaks, before you pay for any duct cleaning. I have rarely seen ducts that needed cleaning if they are lined. You should also consider using high efficiency filters in your HVAC unit. They make a huge difference in reducing the amount of dust and fibers that get run through the system. They are more expensive but you can go 3 months between replacements. They will make your AC work a little harder drawing air through it, a little less energy efficient, but if it helps you breath better it is worth it.

You can get relatively inexpensive mold detection kits at Home Depot as well as for Radon Gas. You can also get a free Radon Gas test kit from the State. Radon gas in Travis County homes

Believe it or not, Austin is NOT one of the worst places in the US for allergies.

Austin is number 78 on this list for Worst Cities for spring allergies... Worst Allergy Cities for Spring Allergies

Here is an interesting map at pollen.com of the USA showing the worst locations currently for allergy problems; Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, crime, house prices, cost of living, races, home value estimator, recent sales, income, photos, schools, maps, weather, neighborhoods, and more




Ten Best Cities for Allergies in U.S.. Guess what, several places where it rains a lot are on that list.
  1. Portland, Ore.
  2. Seattle, Wash.
  3. San Diego, Calif.
  4. Sacramento, Calif.
  5. Albany, NY
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Stockton, Calif.
  8. San Jose, Calif.
  9. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  10. Daytona Beach, Fla.
I expect that those coastal sea side cities benefit from the off shore breezes which help blow pollen, mold and other air pollutants away (Seattle, Portland, Daytona Beach, FL )

Cedar Pollen is a big problem in Austin. There is a growing consensus in favor of the removal of cedar trees. They are not native plants, but they are a fire risk, a health risk for many, and I have been told tend to poison the soil which keeps other plants from growing around them. Yet, I was surprised to see that West Lake Hills was demanding this man replace numerous cedar trees that had been cut down around his home. West Lake Hills and homeowner in fight over tree removal | www.statesman.com

Allergies are medical problems, there are worst places to live then Austin in that regard. I think it is the obligation of the allergy sufferer to educate themselves and with the help of their doctor, determine how best they can deal with their problems. Here are a few sites that can help in that regard or provide more information:

Central Texas Allergy & Asthma Center - Allergist, Austin, Texas - Patient Education

The Five Worst Cities for Mold Allergies | Indoor-Restore

Asthma Capitals: Ranking Reveals 10 Worst Cities For Asthma-Sufferers

ASTHMACAPITALS.COM

National Allergy Forecast & Information About Allergies | Pollen.com

Best Cities for Allergies in U.S.

Cedar Fever Starting Up Already?

Does anyone have ninja tricks to stay hydrated in Austin in winter?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Default Recycling

Recycling furniture and electronic equipment.

The Arc of Texas: will pick up furniture and items that are gently used and still usable.

As will Salvation Army, but again it has to be usable. The Salvation Army Family Stores: Donate Goods

Dell Reconnect will accept any brand of computer equipment in any condition if you drop it off at a Goodwill location.

Computer Equipment Recycling with Reconnect


CITY OF AUSTIN:

Residential Bulk Collection | Austin Resource Recovery | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

Household Hazardous Waste http://austintexas.gov/hhw


CEDAR PARK City of Cedar Park : Recycling Checklist

ROUND ROCK City of Round Rock - Curbside Recycling

PFLUGERVILLE Pflugerville Texas Official Website - Recycling Center

HUTTO Hutto, TX - Official Website - Recycling

BUDA Buda, TX - Official Website - Recycling Information

KYLE Tree Drop Off & Recycling | City of Kyle Texas Official Website

LAKEWAY City of Lakeway, TX - Official Website - Recycling

WESTLAKE Rubbish & Recycling

ROLLINGWOOD Recycling

CITY OF BEE CAVE - this is all I could find with a web search: Transfer Stations & Eco-Depot Locations

These people will remove stuff for a fee. http://www.junkguysaustin.com/JunkGu...k_Removal.html

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Since this topic has come up a lot recently for those interested in moving here:

What are the negative points of living in Austin
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you only had a day in Austin to look around...

Romantic Walks

Visiting Austin for 2-3 weeks, where to rent vehicle

Weekend in Austin for "mature" first timers?

Any tweaks to this itinerary for a girls day?

Where do I need to visit to see the "REAL" Austin?
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