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Old 03-20-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Default LDS Family considering relocating to Austin....any ideas?

We are considering relocating our family to the Austin area. We have heard wonderful things about Austin and everything we have researched online is appealing.

We currently live in the Portland, Oregon area and there are many things we love about Portland, but we are looking for more sun! Austin appears to have a stong job market (relatively speaking considering the economy), good schools, wonderful weather and affordable housing. These are all things we can and have researched. So here are a couple of questions that we need some local perspective on.

1. Where is the highest concentration of LDS or Mormon people in Austin?

2. We have 4 young children and want to live in an area where there are lots of families, where do you recommend?

3. What High School has the most LDS Students?

4. The areas that we have really focused on are Lakeway, Cedar Park, Steiners Ranch and Round Rock....any thoughts on any of these areas?


We have lived in Oregon our entire lives and this would be a big change for our family, but we have felt very good about this possibility thus far. Please, any help or information you could share would be most helpful. Specifically any additional information regarding more detail around the LDS population in the Austin area.

Thanks for taking the time to look.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I know there's an LDS branch in Taylor (not terribly far from RR). The other ones are in Austin itself, I was told.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:52 PM
 
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4. The areas that we have really focused on are Lakeway, Cedar Park, Steiners Ranch and Round Rock....any thoughts on any of these areas?
My street has an LDS family. I can ask the husband if he has any advice, and if he has an email address to share, and I can PM it.

I was recently in SLC for my Grandma's funeral, and was with the LDS side of my family (dad's side) and I can say there are not concentration's of LDS here, and in Portland, I suspect it is similar.

On the other hand, I am not practicing, but can say that on my street, including my spouse, there are at least 15 stay at home parents, including a couple of dads. Having grown up LDS, I can say it is a similar experience for the kids in terms of discipline, focus, tutoring, just without the Ward activities.

I guess what I mean is Family Home Evening can be in any city you live, but it is nice that your kids' peer group will be reasonably behaved, and educated at level much better than other states. You just have to decide if a majority non LDS influence will still meet your desires for your family.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:35 AM
 
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Default Thank you for responding....

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My street has an LDS family. I can ask the husband if he has any advice, and if he has an email address to share, and I can PM it.

I was recently in SLC for my Grandma's funeral, and was with the LDS side of my family (dad's side) and I can say there are not concentration's of LDS here, and in Portland, I suspect it is similar.

On the other hand, I am not practicing, but can say that on my street, including my spouse, there are at least 15 stay at home parents, including a couple of dads. Having grown up LDS, I can say it is a similar experience for the kids in terms of discipline, focus, tutoring, just without the Ward activities.

I guess what I mean is Family Home Evening can be in any city you live, but it is nice that your kids' peer group will be reasonably behaved, and educated at level much better than other states. You just have to decide if a majority non LDS influence will still meet your desires for your family.

****I'm new to using this forum to post and read posts, so I hope I'm responding in the appropriate way. Thank you so much for the above response. This is exactly the type of information I was looking for.

Anyone else have any thoughts regarding my specific questions?

Thanks in advance and thank you to the reply quoted above.*****
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Round Rock
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My son's wife is LDS, as is their daughter & "one to be". They live in Round Rock and we know many of their friends, quite lovely, non-judgmental and the kids are great - they're kids and full of energy and fun!
DM me and I can get you in touch with my DIL and she'd be happy to provide the answers to your questions.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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My sister in law is LDS, but lives in Katy, outside of Houston. That's the only reason I know of the one in Taylor.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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I'm originally from Round Rock Texas (right outside of Austin) and they have many LDS families.

There are no temples in Round Rock, or Austin for that matter, but there is one in San Antonio (which is a little over an hour away). There are 4 stakes in the Austin area though (one in Kyle, Austin, Round Rock, and Oak Hill).

Round Rock is an area with a ton of families, family events, and a very community like feel. It's a GREAT place to raise children.

If you want more info on Round Rock, or have any questions, feel free to message me!
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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What is LDS?
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Old 03-21-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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There is a Mormon Church on Convict Hill 78749 area code. Is that any help?
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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What is LDS?
LDS stands for Latter Day Saint, or in other words we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We are often referred to as Mormons. LDS is just an abrieviated way to state what church we are members of.

Thanks.
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