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Old 03-17-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Post links in this thread to resources that newcomers and visitors to Austin can use. Don't post links to your own business or website or sites that compete with City-Data. I'll start with a few basics.

The purpose of this thread is to provide information and resources, not for discussion. Please start a new thread if you want to ask questions or discuss topics.


Welcome to AustinTexas.gov - the Official Website of the City of Austin, Texas

Austin Bergstram International Airport: http://www.austintexas.gov/airport

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce - Connect. Impact. Prosper.

Travis County Tax Office Travis County Tax Office - Collecting property taxes, registering voters and motor vehicles.

Austin Tenants’ Council/Tenant-Landlord Fact Sheets


Utilities: Austin Energy - More Than Electricity Electricity, water, wastewater, stormsewer, trash pick up in the city limits.

Gas in most of Austin: Texas Gas Service


Austin Economic Forecast:

2012-2013 Angelos Angelou 2012-2013 Economic Forcast

2011-2012 2011-2012 Economic Forcast for Austin Metro Area


Feb. 23, 2013, Austin Apartment Building lagging behind demand... Apartment building lagging behind demand...

<<< Last year, Austin’s occupancy rate citywide hit an all-time high of nearly 98 percent in June, settling slightly lower by year-end at 97.4 percent, Heimsath said. Rents peaked in December, averaging $842 for one-bedroom units and $1,115 for two-bedroom units, Heimsath’s research shows. >>>



General resources for finding housing, rentals and apartments:


Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale & Houses for Rent - REALTOR.com®

Map Based Apartment search engines:

Everything Austin Apartments - A map of apartments in Austin, Texas

https://www.padmapper.com/

Trulia - Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments for Rent, Local data


CRIME:

Crime in Austin: Violent crime is very low in Austin but property crime is a problem.

Austin's violent crimes rate third-lowest in the U.S. Nov. 6, 2012

U.S. Cities by crime rate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._by_crime_rate

Austin Police Department - annual crime data listed by zip code.


Crime Information Listed by Zip Code | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

Zipcode Map Downtown Austin is 78701 - http://www.usnaviguide.com/zip.htm

Crime heat maps: color coding indicates high crime areas. Crime Map Beta - Trulia

Austin, TX Crime Map - Showing Crimes in Austin - Crime Statistics, Alerts and Reports - Crime Stops Here

Austin Police Department - annual crime data listed by zip code.


Crime Information Listed by Zip Code | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin


SCHOOLS:

Austin ISD

https://www.roundrockisd.org/

Lake Travis ISD / Overview

http://www.leanderisd.org/

Pflugerville Independent School District / Homepage

Westlake Eanes ISD

Kyle & Buda Hays CISD

Texas School Performance Maps

JOBS:

https://wit.twc.state.tx.us/WORKINTE...kiecheckflag=1

Texas Workforce Commission - Workforce and Unemployment Resources

https://www.austincityjobs.org/

Job Search Resources and Information ? Texas Workforce Commission

Travis County - Current Job Openings

Human Resources

Hays County Government :: Job Openings

Bastrop County : County Job Opportunities

Austin - Jobs - Austin Business Journal

Austin Jobs, Career Advice, Employment | Statesman Jobs | www.statesman.com


Housing starts by Building Permits and Construction jobs in the Austin MSA.
These graphs are automatically updated: Austin-Round Rock, TX - FRED - St. Louis Fed






Bureau of Labor Statistics - Austin



Austin Best, Austin Top Ten, add them here.

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Old 03-17-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Default Weather & demographics

Weather report: Intellicast - Austin Weather Report in Texas (78723)

Historic Averages: Intellicast - Austin Historic Weather Averages in Texas (78723)

Texas Weather Risks

Hail Risk: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/oun/spotter/sighail.jpg

Flood Risk: http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/MSNBC/C...oodRisk.h2.jpg

Flood Plain Maps: Floodplain Management and Regulations | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

FEMA Flood plain maps: https://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stor...0Flood%2520Map

Tornado Activity: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nado_Alley.gif

Hurricane Risk Map: http://outhouserag.typepad.com/photo...icane_risk.jpg

Hurricane History Map: http://texascoastgeology.com/all_torms.jpg

Rainfall Intensity Map: http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...ensity-map.png

The City-Data Austin Texas Data Page has some excellent graphs showing annual weather statistics as well as detailed demographic data for Austin: http://www.city-data.com/city/Austin-Texas.html

Other similar pages for areas around Austin:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Round-Rock-Texas.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Cedar-Park-Texas.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Bastrop-Texas.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Buda-Texas.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Kyle-Texas.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Drippi...ngs-Texas.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Bee-Cave-Texas.html
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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GREAT job CptnRn! I hadn't seen this yet when I responded to you in my thread. This is exactly what I was thinking. Thanks so much for making the vision reality.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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GREAT job CptnRn! I hadn't seen this yet when I responded to you in my thread. This is exactly what I was thinking. Thanks so much for making the vision reality.
CptnRn always does a great job with useful data and links but . . . let's hope that ease of information doesn't encourage too many more people to move here . . . we're good! Full up.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Preparing for your Travis Central Appraisal District property tax protest hearing.

Texas Property Taxes - Taxpayer's Rights
Texas Property Taxes - How to Protest...

Handy-Dandy Appraisal Protest Form : Lone Star Times

Austin area tax rates Property Tax | The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce :: Austin, Texas


Property & school district taxes in Austin are lower than many areas around it.

http://www.traviscad.org/pdf/cad3773_w1_entity_list.pdf

CITY OF AUSTIN City 0.420900
CITY OF MANOR City 0.673400
CITY OF WEST LAKE HILLS City 0.053400
CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE City 0.609000
CITY OF ROUND ROCK City 0.396610
CITY OF CEDAR PARK City 0.489001
CITY OF LAGO VISTA City 0.570000
CITY OF JONESTOWN City 0.535000
CITY OF ELGIN City 0.758800
CITY OF LEANDER City 0.600420

AUSTIN ISD ISD 1.202000
DEL VALLE ISD ISD 1.480000
LAKE TRAVIS ISD ISD 1.315900
EANES ISD ISD 1.202500
LAGO VISTA ISD ISD 1.180000
PFLUGERVILLE ISD ISD 1.460000
HAYS CONSOLIDATED ISD ISD 1.461300
ELGIN ISD ISD 1.450000
MANOR ISD ISD 1.515000
DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD ISD 1.490000
MARBLE FALLS ISD ISD 1.285000
ROUND ROCK ISD ISD 1.380000
LEANDER ISD ISD 1.422340
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Choosing a neighborhood based on elementary schools Choosing a neighborhood based on elementary schools

Austin Schools - Austin Texas School Ratings - Public and Private

https://access.austinisd.org/school_boundaries/


City of Austin Demographer - has some great demographic maps.
http://www.austintexas.gov/demographics

Austin top ten demographic trends, 2010
Top Ten Demographic Trends in Austin


National compensation survey's, including Austin, Texas
http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ocs/compub.htm#Division

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin vs Boston

Austin vs Orlando

Austin vs Albuquerque

Austin vs San Diego

Silicon Valley vs. Austin

Austin vs. Houston

Move to Austin or Northern California Bay Area?

Lakeway vs Circle C? Have lots of questions!

Go north! Austin to Cedar Park vs Round Rock

Should we live in north or south Austin?

Austin vs San Antonio

Austin vs Syracuse

Southwest vs South Austin

Austin vs. Dallas -- suv's, kids, families

Austin vs. Seattle?

People's Republic of Austin vs People's Republic of Boulder

Austin vs DC (vs Madison, WI)

Circle C vs. Western or Legend Oaks

West Lake Hills VS Lakeway

Austin vs. Los Angeles

I'm sure there is more...

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin isn't for everybody...

What's the worst thing about living in Austin?

Does anyone besides me think the Austin highway system just plain sucks?

Why Is Austin So Friggin Lame??!!!

Why I hate Austin.

Anyone want to vent about Austin?

Is Austin overrated?

Finally visited Austin- was very disappointed

Top 10 Cities Lists that Austin is not on..

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:35 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=eeyore%27s+birthday+party&hl=en&client=fi refox-a&hs=Z0h&rls=org.mozilla:en-USfficial&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Q65 IUf_XMMXz2QW_04G4Bg&ved=0CFgQsAQ&biw=1234&bih=723

Keep Austin Weird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Funky Chicken Coop Tour - Austin, Texas

Leslie Cochran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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What to see and do on short visit to Austin...

Coming to Austin For a week.. Help Needed

heading to austin for bachelor party

Must see places in Austin

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

If you only had 5 days in Austin...

1 day in Austin/what to do?
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