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Old 06-19-2017, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Nah. Polarized means there are two sides. It's pretty much hated here. I'll spare you the who, what, and why it's hated.
Lot of people love Austin on here what are talking about
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Just because a city is "progressive" instead of more conservative, or has more yuppies moving into it doesn't mean it should be an example to be followed. Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio all have pretty high livability scores too.

Houston is always recognized as a great city to live in for the COL/Salary ratio, diversity, and food.

Dallas is always recognized as a financial hub in the south/Texas, and continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

San Antonio is recognized as a popular tourist destination, has a stable economy as well, and reasonable COL.

So no, I personally think Austin, while nice, is very overrated and is becoming expensive, so I don't think it is the leading example in Texas because the other 3 Texas cities very much hold their own as well.
that's superficial but economically Austin is setting a good example by being on top of the game...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkot.../#63b9d1fb1e2f
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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From the cities I've visited (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Lubbock) , Austin is the only liveable place in the state. There and Big Bend NP are the places in TX to visit. That's it.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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From the cities I've visited (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Lubbock) , Austin is the only liveable place in the state. There and Big Bend NP are the places in TX to visit. That's it.
Apparently it isn't the only "liveable" place in the state considering more people "live" and have chosen to live in the other cities/metros (minus Lubbock). That word liveable...so ridiculously overused here on CD.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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The bad thing about the Austin hype is that when outsiders visit they'll be sorely disappointed.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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That same could be said of L.A...but L.A has gotten bitten by the SF bug...meaning high tech, geek hipster scene
So has Phoenix. However, I would imagine Phoenix is benefiting from what SF isn't doing right rather than what it is doing.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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The bad thing about the Austin hype is that when outsiders visit they'll be sorely disappointed.
Despite enjoying San Antonio more, Austin was far from disappointing. Great people, great food, hot girls and pretty foreign friendly.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Despite enjoying San Antonio more, Austin was far from disappointing. Great people, great food, hot girls and pretty foreign friendly.
It's just like any other Texas city, really nothing special about it, so what exactly does it have over trendy hoods in Dallas or Houston other than being smaller?
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Southeast TX
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Nope, its what outsiders/transplants want Texas to be. Not gonna to happen though...

IMO, it the least livable city in Texas due to lack of diversity and big city amenities.

I also want to know what does liberal mean to most of you because IMO, cities like Austin, Seattle and San Francisco are not liberal, maybe pseudo liberal. The only true liberal cities in the USA are New York and Los Angeles. These are the only cities that I have been to that have been "open" to other people and their ideas.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Man you are clueless AF. Dallas and Houston are established cities and have been much longer than Austin has. Dallas in particular has had a vibrant tech corridor years before Austin was remotely considered anything other than a college town/state capital. Ever hear of Texas Instruments?

Dallas also has a much more diversified economy than Austin does. Austin is more of a niche city, which is why I think it's easier to "hype" it to death. Houston and Dallas are in the big boy leagues and thus compete with other diverse major metros. They do have their "hipster" scenes, but they don't flaunt it as much as Austin does. Too many different scenes, ethnic groups, etc. to solely focus on one aspect.
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