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Old 03-18-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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Can someone be more specific about these "rumors" please? Any links to articles?
KEI Home might shed some light, but I haven't read it all

There were some articles in the AA Statesman on lack of disabled access
Eanes parents want campus disability projects fast-tracked (broken link)
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Wow, thank you. Hits very close to home, and addresses similar issues I have had to deal with.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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It's one thing to look a map and say 'yeah that is close to downtown' but in reality how close is Barton Hills to downtown? For instance, would riding a bike or walking over into downtown be crazy? Or do you need to hop into a car to make the trip?

I'd just like to reiterate that Barton Hills (depending where exactly, of course), is very bikeable to downtown. I've even walked it once since I moved into the area a month ago -- it was a long hike though, made longer by lots of fast-moving traffic passing by. I prefer to bike/walk as many places as possible, and while Austin roads are not as bike friendly as I'm used to (D.C.), I've done fine getting around that way so far. I just wear my helmet more often, and more lights. ; )

Zilker, Town Lake, Barton Springs, and the Barton Greenbelt were the main draws for me moving to the Barton Hills area, and I'm absolutely satisfied with the decision I made.

Best of luck...
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:12 AM
 
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I'd just like to reiterate that Barton Hills (depending where exactly, of course), is very bikeable to downtown. I've even walked it once since I moved into the area a month ago -- it was a long hike though, made longer by lots of fast-moving traffic passing by. I prefer to bike/walk as many places as possible, and while Austin roads are not as bike friendly as I'm used to (D.C.), I've done fine getting around that way so far. I just wear my helmet more often, and more lights. ; )

Zilker, Town Lake, Barton Springs, and the Barton Greenbelt were the main draws for me moving to the Barton Hills area, and I'm absolutely satisfied with the decision I made.

Best of luck...
bert37...thanks for another endorsement of barton hills. based on the research i have done and the kind folks who have posted on this city-data site it really sounds like a very legitimate place we could end up. right now my only concerns lie with the school district (mostly need to check on barton hills elementary school)...and finding a rental there.

also, i am an avid mountain biker and barton hills appears to be a great place to be for getting over to some trails...the more i read...the more it sounds like a close fit for my family and i.
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Old 04-04-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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I just wanted to say THANK YOU for not wanting to contribute to Austin's sprawl problem!!! The other 99.9% of people moving here actually want to live in the suburbs
We would have moved closer but the cost was a factor.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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About Eanes, you can read all about it here:
Keep Eanes Informed Home

There is an entire section that documents their problems with making accommodations to SN (including sidewalks). Apparently there is also controversy about large classes in the AP sections in high school too.

Barton Hills is an excellent elementary. Zilker is also good and more diverse ethnically and economically, both go to O'henry middle and Austin high. Very solid schools.

I wrote a little more in a post in this thread:
78704 Elementary schools
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