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Old 05-17-2015, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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That budget gets you almost nothing in Austin...
Yeah, it's pretty low for Nashville too.

And the zoning might allow backyard chickens, but goats and deer would put you out in the country somewhere.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Yeah, it's pretty low for Nashville too.

And the zoning might allow backyard chickens, but goats and deer would put you out in the country somewhere.
This^
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:23 PM
 
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I would recommend Nashville. I think Austin housing has become incredibly overpriced and the traffic congestion is terrible. It has been over loved. Also property taxes are sky high in Texas. TN has much lower housing costs AND no state income tax. And the heat is worse in TX and goes on longer in the summers. Austin has a super cool vibe, live music joints, cool funky unique "local institution" type establishments (Amy's Ice Cream, Salt Lick, Broken Spoke, Continental Club, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, food trucks, Zilker Park, etc...)...but I feel it's lost some of that coolness it once had when it was under the radar back in the 70's, 80's and 90's now with over development, growth too fast, traffic and crazy housing costs. I really like the combination of no state income tax AND low property taxes in TN. TX has no state income tax but insanely high property taxes.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: North Bronx
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Both are hot right now and worth checking out.
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:51 AM
 
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I'd choose Nashville. Both are pretty expensive rn, but Austin is on another level.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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Nashville is a more conservative, touristy, uptight, corporate, less social interpretation of Austin. I've had trouble making friends in Nashville. Austin is too expensive for me, but I find it far more enjoyable from a social standpoint.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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Thank you so much for those insights - very helpful!
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower 48.
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Nashville is a more conservative, touristy, uptight, corporate, less social interpretation of Austin. I've had trouble making friends in Nashville. Austin is too expensive for me, but I find it far more enjoyable from a social standpoint.
Utter nonsense although I do think Austin has a more Bohemian feel. Still, your constant and shrill whining is transparent. You make it sound like Nashville is nothing but Lower Broadway which is absurd.

In addition, I've had zero problems making friends in Nashville. You can't put the blame on the city if you don't have any friends. As if all 1.8 million people in the Nashville metro have shared some secret memo to exclude you from their social circles.

Nonetheless, I can see why some prefer Austin over Nashville, although for me I much prefer Nashville.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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You're about 20 years too late to make Austin happen. Austin is already chockablock with PR people and has a much higher cost of living than the Phoenix area. With over 100 people moving here every day, and desperate to do so, salaries have remained repressed except in certain high-demand fields. So you will be looking at fewer opportunities, more competition, reduced income and a significantly higher mortgage/rent for less than you have right now. Most importantly, Austin skews extremely young. Sadly, you're dinosaur aged by Austin standards. (I'm in the same demographic, so please don't think I'm picking on you. If I were a single 40-something woman here, I'd leave.)
Yep. Same goes for Nashville, at this point. A good rule of thumb when you are thinking about moving to a "hot" or "popular" place is if all the natives and locals are moving out and/or getting priced out, then it's already too late.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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She loves Nashville and hasn't regretted it for a moment (except that she says their barbeque tastes funny. LOL)
Yeah, well, that's probably because Nashville is not known for its BBQ.
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