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Old 02-03-2016, 06:50 AM
Location: Borne, TX
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Austin has a quality about it in that whenever you were there it was at it's best and has been deteriorating ever since. I met a lady who was there in the 1940s when I was there in the 1970s. She told me then how great it was right after World War II and that it was sinking ever since. Since I was there in the 1970s my temptation is to say the same thing she said after adjusting the dates. I now live in the San Antonio area and I visit Austin frequently. It has changed, but it is still Austin.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:11 AM
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In just taking a cursory glance, you could pretty much go to most city forums and see this exact same thread. It's too bad both sides in the argument couldn't simply be respectful to the other. But perhaps that's just a pipe dream. I see the same thing in the Bay Area (of which my wife and I are looking forward to be leaving soon). I've seen posts from people thinking it would be great if the city had skyscrapers everywhere to accommodate the new people moving in. Others want retired people to have to pay substantially more property tax (essentially displacing them). And it goes on and on. People could accuse me of being a "traditionalist" or being nostalgic. I don't know if that's so much the case, as much as I just think people should come into an area and just show some common courtesy. Yes, change is inevitable and that needs to be accepted by people that are natives also. But rudeness doesn't have to accompany it. If my wife and I do decide to move to the Austin area, I simply want to blend in as best as possible and enjoy people (nothing more, nothing less).

I also think it's important to realize that the internet isn't always representative of an area. I've conversed with some very nice people (some even sent me a personal message with some very good advice). Others are not so nice and pretty much gave a "you're not welcome" attitude (the most baffling of which was a realtor....which seems strange to me since we'll need one if we decide to buy a home here...probably not a good way to do business).

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