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Old 06-03-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Default East 35- Mosaic at Mueller

anyone heard anything about the mueller development?

Is it close to a shuttle pick up that one could drive to and THEN get the shuttle.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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One word "overpriced". The rents are kind of high for that area. I wouldn't pay that for a rental east of 35.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Mueller is a hot neighborhood right now, even though it's the dreaded "east of 35" that some folks use as a substitute for the "tracks" they so want to be on the "right" side of. (There are many quite nice, even fancy, neighborhoods east of 35.)

Where would you be wanting to get from Mueller, though? Would you be wanting to rent or buy, and what's your price range?
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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The OP is wanting to rent, Mosaic is an apartment community.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Okay. OP, what's your price range? What exactly are you looking for in the way of an apartment? Where do you want a shuttle to?
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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At Mueller, you are sufficiently central that you won't need a shuttle to get anywhere, let alone drive to a shuttle. The 37 bus can have you downtown in 15-20 minutes. Most of the time, you could drive to downtown in under 10 minutes, 15 -20 during rush hour tops. The Airport flyer can have you to the airport in roughly the same time. You can walk to all the retail at Mueller, such as it is, but it should only be getting better. You could walk to the Hancock HEB or the 24 hour Fiesta on 38th Street to buy groceries. When the rail is finally running, that would be another transport option. There are excellent dining options on Manor Road about a mile away and more on East 11th about 2 miles away. Central East Austin - east of 35, west of Airport Boulevard and south of Mueller is one of the most racially integrated, culturally happening (theaters: Off Center, Vortex; bars, restaurants, coffee-shops - too many to list and none of them Chilis or Starbucks) parts of Austin - if those kind of things are important to you. Historically, east of 35 was the Black and Hispanic part of the city, and the closet racists west of the highway continue to think that it is therefore dangerous and undesirable. Check it out for yourself.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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P.S. And why should east of 35 always be cheap. There are clearly some people with serious money wanting to live east. Check these out:
Listing Details (http://austinhomesearch.com/Search/Details.aspx?li=109157&or=1&cp=1 - broken link)
Listing Details (http://austinhomesearch.com/Search/Details.aspx?li=107377&or=1&cp=1 - broken link)
Listing Details (http://austinhomesearch.com/Search/Details.aspx?li=111781&or=1&cp=1 - broken link)
Listing Details (http://austinhomesearch.com/Search/Details.aspx?li=85665&or=1&cp=1 - broken link)
Listing Details (http://austinhomesearch.com/Search/Details.aspx?li=110360&or=1&cp=1 - broken link)

Very "ghetto" looking. No? Very few areas of Austin can claim such variety and quality in high-end homes
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Thanks guys! I am looking to rent, as I will be in grad school in AUgust.

I have heard that parking is a stressful mess, so that is why I was wondering about the shuttle situation.

I wouldn't mind being in the dreaded "east side" because I have drive around there and it is rather nice and kind of it's own little community.


THANKS for all the replies.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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So basically, does anyone know where I could park and get on the shuttle so that I would not need a parking pass?
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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I was curious about it so I drove through the development last week. I was impressed with the look of the apartments and the neighborhood. The parks and public areas are very nice. I was surprised that the yards were so small and the houses too close together in my opinion, but they were nice looking houses. There is still a lot that needs to be developed there to make it a complete walkable neighborhood. It will come eventually. I can see the attraction for some people to live there, especially if you work anyplace downtown, the university area or north central austin.
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