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Old 11-30-2007, 01:39 AM
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Hey everyone in Jan 08 I am relocating for my job to the austin area (Washington DC native). I need to know:

Good place to live.
How is rush hour traffic (will be commuting to Georgetown).
Good but cheap places to eat.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:07 AM
Location: Downtown Austin
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If you're commuting to Geargetown, I'd live in Geargetown. That takes care of #1 and #2.

I'm sure they have some places that serve good fixin's in GT, but you'll have Austin at your doorstep and a multitude of eateries to venture off to.

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Old 11-30-2007, 09:41 AM
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I think normally someone would now ask you whether or not you are going to be renting or purchasing a home and what you really mean by "good but cheap places to eat." In this case, it probably doesn't matter.

Like Steve, I would live in Georgetown. Georgetown has good cheap "fast food" and good cheap Tex-Mex. Otherwise, it could be lacking in the food category. Again, it depends on what you mean. Round Rock is a very short drive and does have more food options. You would be the envy of most of your Georgetown neighbors by not having to fight a daily commute to work.
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:47 PM
Location: Texas
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Here are some restaurants in Georgetown:


We also have most of your typical fast food places: Burger King, Wendy's, McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, etc etc. They just opened a new IHOP, and they're building a new steakhouse, and a Catfish Parlour. Other newish places probably not on that list are Taco Cabana and Village Inn.

Probably the cheapest, non-fast food chain places around here are Tex Mex. Duke's BBQ is very good, but not exactly what I'd call cheap. (About $20 for two of us for lunch.)

I agree with the other posters... if you know you'll be working in GT, you might as well live here, too.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:36 PM
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I agree with everyone here...Georgetown would be a good choice. You could live in Round Rock or Cedar Park/Leander or maybe Northwest Austin, but if you want the "Austin" experience you'd have to drive pretty far. My friend lived in Northwest Austin and worked in Georgetown. She got so tired of her drive everyday that she decided to quit and stay home!
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:59 PM
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Doesn't look like it's lacking for food choices to me, judging by that link. Texastea named some other nearby areas you could look into as well, but really, Georgetown is a pretty nice area.
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