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Old 01-08-2008, 01:13 PM
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We are looking to relocate to the Round Rock area. I get the impression here that the consensus is that it is more desirable to live on the West side.

Specifically we were looking at some subdivisions in the gattis school road area (sonoma, forest creek, and the new Gehan subdivision (preserve at dyers creek) and also at some subdivisions in the west side like those in Avery Ranch, Brushy Creek, and Cat hollow. Needless you say, it seems you get more for you money in terms of house and land on the east side.

Is there any compelling reason I should focus on the west side? Taxes are less near gattis school road, and both are equally accessible. The views (as in barely there) seem equivalent for my unpracticed eye.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:26 PM
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Those subdivisions in East Round Rock are comparable to the ones you mentioned on the west.

East vs West is supposed to be reserved to (and originally ment to discuss only) Austin city limits, not Round Rock. However, I think the east vs west theory seems outdated, for the most part.

I live in Forest Creek - it's a great subdivision for a family. Has it's issues - as I am sure most do. LOVE the school. Good neighbors. If you are looking in the "new construction" Forest Creek... that's not really "Forest Creek" and you should search that on this forum as there was a lengthy discussion on it. Buyer beware.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:47 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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For all intents and purpose, the land to the East and West in RR is essentially identical. Maybe a hill or two in the more western parts. The difference you might notice is that the western parts of RR are older and have more mature trees in some of the neighborhoods. Also, west RR was (in general) built up more prior to the expansion to the east side of RR.

None of that is extremely obvious or a big deal....to the average person driving through RR, there will not be any difference between E and W., except price.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:50 PM
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We were there in September for 9 days, just to look at homes for sale and to get a feel for the area. We checked out RR,GT, and CP, we did seem to like the west side of Georgetown better then the east. In RR we saw some older neighborhoods that were really nice on the east side. Oak bluffs,Forest Creek estates to name a few.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:30 PM
Location: RR
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Biggest reason we choose W over E, was everyone said the foundation cracking "may" be a issue on the E side of round rock and we have heard several stories of this happening also. The W side is all rock, so building pools etc....will be more expensive.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:47 PM
Location: Hutto, Tx
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As someone who lives East of 35 in Hutto, relatively near Jenbars side of town, I second everything she said. The only thing in East vs. West is price and topography. Only East of downtown Austin are we talking sketchy areas, as far as "bad" neighborhoods, crime, etc...
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:24 PM
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When it comes to East and West Round Rock I thing you find that on the east side, neighborhoods like Forrest Creek are the exception, and on the west side they are the norm.
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:32 PM
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Maybe many years ago - but that's not so anymore.

The "east side" of Round Rock is really not that big.... the distance from 35 to Hutto lines, and Pflugerville lines are a matter of minutes....

Besides those mentioned in the OP, there is also Teravista, Paloma Lakes, Lake Forest, Forest Bluff.... I am sure I am forgetting several.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:20 PM
Location: Madison, WI
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Could someone give me a link to the discussion JenBar mentioned of the "new" Forest Creek? I can't seem to find it. Or better yet, just the Reader's Digest version.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:40 PM
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Here is one:

Any comments on Ryland homes & Forest Creek?
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