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Old 02-10-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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Can you tell me if there are any tree-lined, established neighborhoods in Austin that are safe, charming and have houses that are under $300,000? Also family-friendly is a must. Last question: what private schools are considered to be the best in terms of academics? Much thanks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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I just checked out st. andrews and st. stephens, and both look very good, but very pricey. Any other schools that are well-regarded, but not as pricey?
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:14 AM
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how much are you looking to spend on annual tuition?
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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I guess it all depends on the housing prices. In an ideal world, public school would be great if we lived in a neighborhood zoned for a top school, but I am guessing that the better public schools are zoned for neighborhoods that have houses that are worth more than $275k or so.

To answer your question, a reasonable tuition is under $12,000 per year. We are open to Episcopal or Lutheran, but not Fundamentalist Christian. Non-demominational also interests us. We are just in the researching stage right now, so I consider my posts to be a start in the research, Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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Too bad your not interested in the fundamentalist, it's a lot less expensive to teach your science straight from the bible and they pass the savings on to you.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Can you tell me if there are any tree-lined, established neighborhoods in Austin that are safe, charming and have houses that are under $300,000? Also family-friendly is a must. Last question: what private schools are considered to be the best in terms of academics? Much thanks.
For good, nice established neighborhoods with trees I would look Southwest, in Western Oaks, or Westcreek... or elsewhere in 78749. Also the schools that these neighborhoods feed into are considered very good. In terms of private schools, I think someone else already answered that.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Too bad your not interested in the fundamentalist, it's a lot less expensive to teach your science straight from the bible and they pass the savings on to you.
That made me laugh
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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I just did some more research, and I found some nice-looking neighborhoods: Shady Hollow, Forest North Estates, Walnut Place, Onion Creek, Maple Run, Village Twenty and Gracywoods. There was one that stood out, I think it was Shady Hollow. Are these in the area you mentioned? We tend to like those 1970's neighborhoods. Even 1960s. As long as the homes have been renovated. Also, is there a big difference between Austin SD and Round RockSD? I was pleasantly suprised to see some lovely homes in older neighborhoods with in ground pools. Seems like a lot of bang for your buck. I think Austin is looking better and better.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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You might try looking in NW austin or even Cedar Park area in the Leander ISD prices in your range with very good schools. Some might say it does not have the Austin feel but it seems to me it does with the hills and trees, Lake Travis and everything else here.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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I just did some more research, and I found some nice-looking neighborhoods: Shady Hollow, Forest North Estates, Walnut Place, Onion Creek, Maple Run, Village Twenty and Gracywoods. There was one that stood out, I think it was Shady Hollow. Are these in the area you mentioned? We tend to like those 1970's neighborhoods. Even 1960s. As long as the homes have been renovated. Also, is there a big difference between Austin SD and Round RockSD? I was pleasantly suprised to see some lovely homes in older neighborhoods with in ground pools. Seems like a lot of bang for your buck. I think Austin is looking better and better.

If you like those 1970s style neighborhoods with tons of trees again I'd say look Southwest. North Austin, Northwest, and Roundrock are not Austin-y, they feel more like Dallas or Houston. Southwest is more hill country-ish, fwiw.
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