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Old 03-14-2010, 03:18 AM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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Am I crazy for wanting to move to Austin from Minnesota? I do an online public high school right now, and I will probably be graduating a little early, am I crazy for wanting to go to Austin? I know the out of state tuition for like Austin Community College is really expensive, and Austin isn't the cheapest Texas city, am I Crazy?
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch
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Well, I may be a bit biased, but as another Minnesotan heading to Austin, I certainly don't think you're crazy.

In all seriousness, I have found Austin (for us) to be the perfect compromise between Minnesota and Phoenix. Minnesota is too cold, Phoenix is too hot (though I prefer too hot to too cold) and Austin falls in between the two.

When we visited last April, we really found a ton of similarities between Minnesota and Austin, except a lot of things that we don't like about Minnesota were absent. (They won't all be and we will find other things we don't like, of course, because no place is perfect!)

The city seems to have quite a bit in common with Minneapolis, which is pretty neat. There are good schools, but not terrible roads, etc.

I think you're going in the right direction and I guarantee you, you're not alone. Minnesota is a great place to live for some, but for many, Austin is better!
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: G-Town
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Am I crazy for wanting to move to Austin from Minnesota? I do an online public high school right now, and I will probably be graduating a little early, am I crazy for wanting to go to Austin? I know the out of state tuition for like Austin Community College is really expensive, and Austin isn't the cheapest Texas city, am I Crazy?
Have you ever been to Austin?
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Am I crazy for wanting to move to Austin from Minnesota? I do an online public high school right now, and I will probably be graduating a little early, am I crazy for wanting to go to Austin? I know the out of state tuition for like Austin Community College is really expensive, and Austin isn't the cheapest Texas city, am I Crazy?
Why not just move here and work for awhile to establish residency?

However, it would probably be a good idea to visit first to see if you like it.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: New Hope, MN
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Well, I may be a bit biased, but as another Minnesotan heading to Austin, I certainly don't think you're crazy.

In all seriousness, I have found Austin (for us) to be the perfect compromise between Minnesota and Phoenix. Minnesota is too cold, Phoenix is too hot (though I prefer too hot to too cold) and Austin falls in between the two.

When we visited last April, we really found a ton of similarities between Minnesota and Austin, except a lot of things that we don't like about Minnesota were absent. (They won't all be and we will find other things we don't like, of course, because no place is perfect!)

The city seems to have quite a bit in common with Minneapolis, which is pretty neat. There are good schools, but not terrible roads, etc.

I think you're going in the right direction and I guarantee you, you're not alone. Minnesota is a great place to live for some, but for many, Austin is better!
Well I haven't visited, but do know a few people from there, and ya I do love Minnesota, but think I would appreciate Austin too. I definitely need to visit though.

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Why not just move here and work for awhile to establish residency?

However, it would probably be a good idea to visit first to see if you like it.
Ya that does sound like a good idea and something to think about.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sounds like you're willing to make a move based on your intuition, some data and some hearsay. There's nothing crazy about that as long as you're not jeopardizing the welfare of others. Apparently you're young, single and without children, so why not move? Go somewhere, anywhere. If you have the itch, scratch it. When you get older you'll find that it's increasingly difficult to make ANY kind of move, let alone an impulsive move to a far away place. Whatever you decide, we wish you all the best!
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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...am I Crazy?
Yes. No matter who asks this question or in what context it's asked, the answer is always yes. You are quite insane, as is anyone self-aware enough to have ever asked the same.

So now that you know that you're crazy, do what you want. Can you afford to make the move with a little cushion to hold you over until you can find a job? If so, then yeah, do it (after an initial visit to make sure you really do like it). Worst case scenario is that you end up back in Minnesota with a few stories to tell and a new-found appreciation of your home state.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: G-Town
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Maybe you could check into renting a place short term, for 3-6 months. Then, you move down, and at the end of the lease, you'll know if it's for you or not and you won't be "trapped" if it isn't. Bring down just what you need to get by, and if you decide to stay, take a road trip back to St. Cloud for the rest of your stuff. I'd suggest doing it in the summer, so you experience the worst of the Austin weather (if there is such a thing).
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Sounds like you're willing to make a move based on your intuition, some data and some hearsay. There's nothing crazy about that as long as you're not jeopardizing the welfare of others. Apparently you're young, single and without children, so why not move? Go somewhere, anywhere. If you have the itch, scratch it. When you get older you'll find that it's increasingly difficult to make ANY kind of move, let alone an impulsive move to a far away place. Whatever you decide, we wish you all the best!
Truer words have never been spoken. When you get older, it's increasingly difficult for most because of established relationships, kids, etc. If you have the ability and can make such a move I'd say go for it.

And good luck!
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Wells Branch
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My wife is from Minnesota lol She loves it here.
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