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Old 01-17-2019, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Lots of edible birds on my place. My nephew & his friends shoot their limit whenever they hunt it.

That's another purpose for open space wildlife ag - hunting.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I leased mine for hay raising.
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Old 01-27-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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Yes, it is. You're not from around here, are you?
Compared to most major US cities? No it's not.

Portland is a comparably sized city and has an extensive transit network. I agree with the other poster though, Austin's poor planning has landed it in the current situation. "Don't build it and they won't come" was a bad idea.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Compared to most major US cities? No it's not.

Portland is a comparably sized city and has an extensive transit network. I agree with the other poster though, Austin's poor planning has landed it in the current situation. "Don't build it and they won't come" was a bad idea.
No kidding. The no-growth idiots really have screwed this town since the 1970s.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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OK, first time visiting Austin from Caifornia and I never thought I'd say this, but Austin roads and traffic are WORSE than where I live in Orange county. Every. Sing. Road. Is under construction. The freeways are a mess. My GPS couldn't even direct me correctly half the time because a road had been closed or bulldozed.

It kind of tainted my visit to the city because I sat in traffic an inordinate amount of time. Not to mention, but Austin just isn't that pretty to look at. I took a walk on the new-ish boardwalk on Ladybird Lake down by the Oracle building.... I mean it was nice and all, but meh.... nothing to write home about. The neighborhoods are very blahh.. Everything looks very utilitarian, the roads, the sidewalks look all chewed up and things are just rough looking....all over. The neighborhoods had all kinds of random houses where some houses were cute, but the house next door was abandoned. The landscaping most places looked very bare.

I went to the Mt. Bonnell peak and looked around, that was cool,. I'll admit that. Was a nice view, but beyond that...very underwhelmed with Austin. I didnt see what all the hype was about.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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OK, first time visiting Austin from Caifornia and I never thought I'd say this, but Austin roads and traffic are WORSE than where I live in Orange county. Every. Sing. Road. Is under construction. The freeways are a mess. My GPS couldn't even direct me correctly half the time because a road had been closed or bulldozed.

It kind of tainted my visit to the city because I sat in traffic an inordinate amount of time. Not to mention, but Austin just isn't that pretty to look at. I took a walk on the new-ish boardwalk on Ladybird Lake down by the Oracle building.... I mean it was nice and all, but meh.... nothing to write home about. The neighborhoods are very blahh.. Everything looks very utilitarian, the roads, the sidewalks look all chewed up and things are just rough looking....all over. The neighborhoods had all kinds of random houses where some houses were cute, but the house next door was abandoned. The landscaping most places looked very bare.

I went to the Mt. Bonnell peak and looked around, that was cool,. I'll admit that. Was a nice view, but beyond that...very underwhelmed with Austin. I didnt see what all the hype was about.
Amen! Spread the word
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Amen! Spread the word


We full up.
No Vacancy.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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amen! Spread the word :d

yes!
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: DEN via AUS
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OK, first time visiting Austin from Caifornia and I never thought I'd say this, but Austin roads and traffic are WORSE than where I live in Orange county. Every. Sing. Road. Is under construction. The freeways are a mess. My GPS couldn't even direct me correctly half the time because a road had been closed or bulldozed.

It kind of tainted my visit to the city because I sat in traffic an inordinate amount of time. Not to mention, but Austin just isn't that pretty to look at. I took a walk on the new-ish boardwalk on Ladybird Lake down by the Oracle building.... I mean it was nice and all, but meh.... nothing to write home about. The neighborhoods are very blahh.. Everything looks very utilitarian, the roads, the sidewalks look all chewed up and things are just rough looking....all over. The neighborhoods had all kinds of random houses where some houses were cute, but the house next door was abandoned. The landscaping most places looked very bare.

I went to the Mt. Bonnell peak and looked around, that was cool,. I'll admit that. Was a nice view, but beyond that...very underwhelmed with Austin. I didnt see what all the hype was about.
You were underwhelmed because you were not comparing Austin to the rest of Texas. It truly is beautiful when you look at it that way. I do have to agree with you that Austin is over-hyped and their PR dept. needs to take it down a notch or ten to match with reality.
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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OK, first time visiting Austin from Caifornia and I never thought I'd say this, but Austin roads and traffic are WORSE than where I live in Orange county. Every. Sing. Road. Is under construction. The freeways are a mess. My GPS couldn't even direct me correctly half the time because a road had been closed or bulldozed.

It kind of tainted my visit to the city because I sat in traffic an inordinate amount of time. Not to mention, but Austin just isn't that pretty to look at. I took a walk on the new-ish boardwalk on Ladybird Lake down by the Oracle building.... I mean it was nice and all, but meh.... nothing to write home about. The neighborhoods are very blahh.. Everything looks very utilitarian, the roads, the sidewalks look all chewed up and things are just rough looking....all over. The neighborhoods had all kinds of random houses where some houses were cute, but the house next door was abandoned. The landscaping most places looked very bare.

I went to the Mt. Bonnell peak and looked around, that was cool,. I'll admit that. Was a nice view, but beyond that...very underwhelmed with Austin. I didnt see what all the hype was about.
Well you are one of the first people to not have blinders on.

To be honest, most of the people moving here have blinders on and they quickly realize after a few years what the real rub is.

Austin provides a semi-liberal area in the South, that's about it.

It has decent food, decent activities, decent trails, and good schools. It's a good place to raise a family and it has good jobs. It's cheaper than the coasts. The weather is rather benign, I mean it was -20F in Chicago today but 53F here. No snow to shovel and the extreme heat is dry heat instead of humid heat.

It's a decent place in the country, that's it. I like it but it's not for everyone. It is over hyped and a lot of people fall for it. If I had unlimited money, I'd probably be in California but I don't so I'm here.
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