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Old 07-01-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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And city itself...... love..... nothing wrong with that..... we're just worried we aren't going to be able to afford a nice neighborhood next year when we're looking to buy

 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: North Austin
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I wouldn't be surprised - poverty has grown in the cities outside of Austin

http://www.kutnews.org/post/austin-s...burban-poverty

Try looking within the city limits of Austin for up and coming areas. Long term, you'll be better off.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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It sounds like you are disappointed with Round Rock, not Austin.
that is probably a true statement

Austin itself, we love.... great city. We're just worried we moved here thinking we could afford a nice family neighborhood for under $200k but won't be able to find anything

will look into this Georgetown neighborhood though
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: North Austin
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try Kyle, too. Plum creek has gotten great buzz.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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In addition to Georgetown Village, I'd check out Cedar Park Towncenter. The DR Horton homes are a bit cheaper in build quality, but still acceptable. They are putting in a new KB development (even cheaper build new homes) in the next year behind Georgetown Village so the prices might stay reasonable.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Georgetown, Hutto, Marble Falls, Wimberely come to mind. afforaable within distance to Austin.

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Sure, move to Georgetown Village. I'm serious. It sounds like you want something new and it would fit the bill. It's a little further to drive, but not that bad at all.

(I'm ignoring the rest of the unreasonable complaints and I hope that other posters will too)
Yknow, Mark, I'm trying not to bite and hold my tongue, but it's hard with this one. I think a lot of the original post is unreasonable, offbase, insulting and ranty. To give prospective buyers/tenants that sort of erroneous impression is crazy and anything but helpful.

Just because the OP's experience in one particular neighborhood didn't meet his lofty expectations doesn't mean that Round Rock East is filled with "dirty people" "trashy" whatever. Those descriptions are unnecessary and insulting. As a non-trashy, good wage earning, clean resident of RRE/Northern Pflugerville, I find the assertions to be steamy BS.

And what the f--- is a person's car parked in their fraggin driveway such a big deal? Give me a damn break. Good riddance.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I wouldn't be surprised - poverty has grown in the cities outside of Austin

Austin: Second Fastest Growing City for Suburban Poverty | KUT News

Try looking within the city limits of Austin for up and coming areas. Long term, you'll be better off.
While poverty has increased, the suburbs poverty levels are still single digits -- so going from say 5% to 8% isn't a big deal. I'd rather live in a suburb over any "up and coming areas" in the city limits. This guy happened to rent in an older neighborhood that may or may not have been sketchy. That doesn't mean that the entire area is anything like he described.

Tired of this East West BS and topics like these.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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We were looking at prices.... and it was mainly east Round Rock with the $150,000- $180,000 homes. Nothing kept up as far as yards... and just not what we expected.....

Brushy Creek Splash Park, Champion Park, Play for all Abilities
The Play for All Abilities Park and the Splash Park are both excellent parks, are you out of your mind? Of course there's bound to be trash. Hello! There are tons of kids playing there. I've been there countless of times and it's been nothing but fun and anything but dirty. You're insane.

BTW, this is the over $1MM "dirty" park he's describing:

Free Fun in Austin: Magnificent Play for All Abilities Park

(Rated 27/30 on Google Reviews)
 
Old 07-01-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: North Austin
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It was more about the burbs than the east/west thing. I live east of 35, and I love where my prop values have gone over the last 3 years.
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