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Old 01-20-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Moving from Chicago area to Tx and looking for a small town, 20,000 or less. Any suggestions? Clearly we need a good high school! Also access to adequate healthcare and some job potential.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: South Austin (Circle C)
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iwould recommend Dripping Springs. It has good schools, has the small town feel, beautiful area of the Hill Country, and is quick and easy to get into Austin if you need to. Wimberly is the same way, a little farther out though.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Most of the towns around here are going to exceed that number pretty soon. I live in Hutto and there are around 17,000+ here. We have a good High School, but It's having growing pains, as just 5 yrs ago there were only just under 2,000 people here. Granger, Bastrop, Coupland, Taylor, Hutto, Manor, Pflugerville, McDade, Smithville, Salado, Jarrell,. I have no idea about numbers in Cedar Park or Leander, but they are bigger than Hutto, so I'm sure have exceeded the 20,000 or less numbers. I don't know about small towns west of Austin. Maybe Johnson City, Fredricksburg, New Braunfels, Buda, Dripping Springs, Bandera.....
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Pflugerville is up to 40,000 (saw the new sign yesterday). Northeast of Austin you might try the city of Taylor.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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Marble Falls, although a longish commute to Austin has all that you're looking for. The city of MF is about 6K but the surrounding *metroplex* is about 20K. Big enough for a Home Depot, 8 screen movie theatre, Office Depot and Walgreens. Pretty good High School and local arts scene is good. Excellent restauants, low (ish) property taxes.

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Old 01-21-2008, 07:45 AM
 
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Take a look at Lockhart
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Georgetown is a good place to look, too, and isn't growing too fast.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: South Austin
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I would suggest the Buda/Kyle area or even San Marcos or New Braunsfels. All of these are south of Austin and the later two would put you between Austin and San Antonio. Wimberley is also a good choice. And Dripping Springs is smaller than you were hoping but it is so close to Austin that it may make up for the size. The schools in all of these are good...in fact most are above average. All of these put you in good commuting range for jobs and healthcare.

I wouldn't worry about the Cheerleading programs...after all it IS Texas... ;-)
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Residential Austin is right about that! With as big as football is around here
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Actually, it depend on what you are looking for in cheerleading. The super polished cheerleaing teams that go on to compete in national competitions doing incredible (and sometimes dangerous) routines are not very popular here, at least not in my observation. I think there was a law passed some years ago (after a serious accident) that limited some of the cheerleader routines, but I am not sure about any details....
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