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Old 05-23-2014, 04:23 PM
 
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Hello, Austinites!

I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State earlier this month. I have had a job lined up since December, but I just found out today that I will be working in Austin after a month of training in New Jersey. I will be moving to Austin during the end of June. I have never been to Texas (or west of Ohio, actually), so this is an extremely exciting (also scary) time of life!

I'm not 100% sure about the exact address of my workplace, but I will need to find an apartment in or around Austin. With a monthly housing budget of ~$1000 (could probably afford a bit more for a noticeable improvement in quality, but cheaper would work as well), I'm wondering about what areas I should be looking into?

Any advice is appreciated as I have absolutely no knowledge of the area.

Thank you!
T
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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Figure out roughly where that office is - even a zip code. You'll be fine anywhere.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:48 PM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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Figure out roughly where that office is - even a zip code. You'll be fine anywhere.
Traffic is a big issue here so locating somewhat close to where you work is pretty important. Good idea to find out at least the zip code and then we can point you in the right direction!
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:49 PM
 
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Traffic is a big issue here so locating somewhat close to where you work is pretty important. Good idea to find out at least the zip code and then we can point you in the right direction!
Gotcha. I'll get that soon and I will be back when I do
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Welcome yinzer! I'm a graduate of CMU, you'll find the climate and culture here vastly different from what you're used to, but that is what life is about, expanding beyond your comfort zones...

We'll need more info to help you in your relocation.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:10 PM
 
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I am actually potentially relocating to the Austin area from pa and him in the same boat, if you make any progress please let me know.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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I LOVE Pittsburgh! I have an uncle and cousins on the Northside, in Deutschtown, just a block from The Priory. You'll enjoy Austin, although nothing here really compares to the Strip. Welcome!!
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I would recommend not moving here.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:07 AM
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Moved here 1.5 years ago from Buffalo.

Great area.

I like the Austin Suburbs much more than Austin itself.

I would not like living in Austin, or commuting to Austin on a daily basis.

I live in a rural suburb, and work in another suburb.

Great life, but it depends what you want I guess.
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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I think you will like Austin. I moved down here 4 years ago from a Northern Suburb of Pittsburgh. Sorta like Pittsburgh with different areas for different entertainment and living costs. Think of the South Side, Monroeville, Station Square, Strip District, Mt Lebanon. Austin is like that depending of whether you live in Austin or North, South, East or West.
I live North of Austin in Cedar Park. It is like living in Hampton Township.
Rent is going to be higher than you think because of all the people moving in.
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