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Old 07-01-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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First off........ we moved to Austin, TX after visiting here once and doing a lot of research on cities to relocate to..... we decided to go with Austin. After doing a lot of reading, from what we read there "wasn't a bad area in Round Rock." So we got a rental home in East Round Rock in the sub division of pioneer crossing/trailhead estates. House online looked new/nice so we signed lease without looking at it. We arrive at neighborhood....... uncut grass....... cars in driveways/road everywhere...... dirty people..... dirty home.... Found out two sex affenders on same street, also found article online about that area being known for drug deals.... long story short...... got out of lease... moved to Cedar Park apartments. Nice/new apartments... happy with the location, but will want to buy a home in a year. We moved here thinking we could find a nice home in a good neighborhood in the suburbs of Austin for under $200,000 based on looking online at zillow, etc. A warning to new residents wanting to move to Round Rock... East Round Rock is mainly extremely dirty and unorganized... except for maybe Terra Vista. Cat Hollow area seemed dirty/old and not kept up after driving through. West Round ROck is defintely better than East though. We're looking for a very clean, kept up newer family friendly neigborhood in the Austin suburbs for $200,000 or less. Is this possible? Or do we need to be in Steiner Ranch, etc. with a $300k plus hosue to be find this?

Also was very disappointed with the parks we've visited so far.... very dirty people..... trashy... not kept up

 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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very dirty people
They don't bathe?
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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What are the parks you've visited?

By the way, I'm told by realtors (and also in my own experience) that Zillow can be *hugely* inaccurate in Texas cities, particularly if you're looking at their zestimates.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity, where did you move from?
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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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
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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We're looking for a very clean, kept up newer family friendly neigborhood in the Austin suburbs for $200,000 or less. Is this possible?
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)
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:54 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity, where did you move from?
we grew up in the midwest... last was living in Sioux Falls, SD
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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Not always, but a lot of the time, this is the case in far-out sub-$200k neighborhoods, I've observed.
You may need to up your budget, or look for the cheapest home in the best neighborhood you can.
Not sure what's going on with the parks, but we have been in a severe drought. Austin seems to be prone to them in recent times.
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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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)
Thank you very much. Will check out the area
 
Old 07-01-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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Grew up in the midwest... last lived in Sioux Falls, SD
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