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Old 06-19-2017, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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We all know the fame Austin has; a city a bit too liberal to be in Texas and a city of innovation and arts. Almost every list has Austin ranked pretty high for livability and jobs. Some call Austin the silicon valley of Texas. So with all this praise Austin has received, do you think Houston, Dallas and San Antonio will follow its footsteps
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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We all know the fame Austin has; a city a bit too liberal to be in Texas and a city of innovation and arts. Almost every list has Austin ranked pretty high for livability and jobs. Some call Austin the silicon valley of Texas. So with all this praise Austin has received, do you think Houston, Dallas and San Antonio will follow its footsteps
Why? Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are already well-established.

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Old 06-19-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I don't know where to begin on this one.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Austin is clearly an example NOT to be followed in Texas!
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Austin Texas is the most polarizing city on City Data. I have to visit Austin sometime, I do not understand what all the fuss is about.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Austin Texas is the most polarizing city on City Data. I have to visit Austin sometime, I do not understand what all the fuss is about.
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.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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We all know the fame Austin has; a city a bit too liberal to be in Texas and a city of innovation and arts. Almost every list has Austin ranked pretty high for livability and jobs. Some call Austin the silicon valley of Texas. So with all this praise Austin has received, do you think Houston, Dallas and San Antonio will follow its footsteps
Yes, PR. Austin is a great city no doubt but IMO the main thing that it has over other Texas cities is the amount of press it gets. So much that people automatically assume that other other major cities in TX must be doing terrible and be a complete opposite of what Austin is. I think this is what has caused irritation from people in other TX cities. Which in IMO isn't fair for Austin either.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Absolutely not!
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Why? Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are already well-established.
That same could be said of L.A...but L.A has gotten bitten by the SF bug...meaning high tech, geek hipster scene
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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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.
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