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Old 08-29-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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Let's say I just end up in Austin tomorrow.. by myself. What should I do? How do you find a place with no lease till I know what an where I want to be in the city? It's not about moving to a city.. It's about moving all alone and not know what I am doing.. How do I move to a city without knowing how to drive in a city, not know where to go to find a place to stay for a month without a lease and would like to know how many lanes are there in the Interstate in Austin.. 3-5?
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Let's say I just end up in Austin tomorrow.. by myself. What should I do? How do you find a place with no lease till I know what an where I want to be in the city? It's not about moving to a city.. It's about moving all alone and not know what I am doing.. How do I move to a city without knowing how to drive in a city, not know where to go to find a place to stay for a month without a lease and would like to know how many lanes are there in the Interstate in Austin.. 3-5?
Are these real questions?

If you "end up" in Austin tomorrow, you find a hotel and rent a room. And then you get on your smart phone or laptop and go to craigslist.com and look for roommate situations, where you can move in right away. And if you don't have a computer? Then find a library.

How do you drive in the city? The same way you drive in the country. Yes, there is more traffic, and it may go a little faster, but millions of people do it everyday with no special training. There is no reason to be scared of driving in the city - just do it!
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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I was serious about the questions. I understand just to man up and do it. Just don't want to get to a wreck trying to enter the freeway. Besides that try to give me some more advice on how much a day do you spend on gas living in the city? Do you drive more or take the bus?
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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You won't wreck on the freeway. Just make sure you speed up to merge and not slow down, otherwise you'll get stuck at the end of the on-ramp. If you plan on driving in Austin, you'll have to learn to drive the highways. City only driving will take forever to get anywhere. The interstate has between 2-5 lanes depending on where you are, but the number of lanes really makes no difference.

You can stay at Studio 6 in Austin for $700 per month, no lease, no credit check. You'll have a kitchen (stove, microwave, pots&pans), cable, housekeeping, etc. The only stuff you'll need to bring is clothing. Another place to look is Craigslist at shared rooms/subleases/apts.

Houston driving is a whole other beast. It's definitely more city than Austin. The highways are MUCH less forgiving. The city itself is also significantly larger than Austin, which can be overwhelming.

If you can get paid $13-18 in Nebraska, it would be wise to save up rent + gas + food for at least a few months, plus travel costs before heading out.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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I am ready to leave my small town about 50,000 population and move to big city.

I am just worried about driving around in the big city. Getting there and have to find a roommate and a job. Only going with me, car, clothes and some money.

I really just worried about driving around in the big city.

Was thinking about Austin Texas or Houston Texas.
Why are you so worried about driving?
Its not like 50k is that small of a place
You know you can only fit so many cars on the road at one time

If your moving to a really big city pick one with a train line
dont blame you
get out and see the world why you can
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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You won't wreck on the freeway. Just make sure you speed up to merge and not slow down, otherwise you'll get stuck at the end of the on-ramp. If you plan on driving in Austin, you'll have to learn to drive the highways. City only driving will take forever to get anywhere. The interstate has between 2-5 lanes depending on where you are, but the number of lanes really makes no difference.

You can stay at Studio 6 in Austin for $700 per month, no lease, no credit check. You'll have a kitchen (stove, microwave, pots&pans), cable, housekeeping, etc. The only stuff you'll need to bring is clothing. Another place to look is Craigslist at shared rooms/subleases/apts.

Houston driving is a whole other beast. It's definitely more city than Austin. The highways are MUCH less forgiving. The city itself is also significantly larger than Austin, which can be overwhelming.

If you can get paid $13-18 in Nebraska, it would be wise to save up rent + gas + food for at least a few months, plus travel costs before heading out.


Thank you for the great advice. I be taking 2,000 with me and when I get done with gas to get there it will be less. I drive a old big car that takes a lot of gas. Just not use to drive in the big city. Would like to get done there find a place to stay for a month lease, get a job, know the city, and if I have to move than move closer to the job I get. Worried about the money I got, car I got to drive, the monthly lease and would be doing online school at the same time. From a small town we not out and about we got time to get everything done.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:05 AM
 
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You know, maybe you're not ready to move? Maybe you should take a vacation first and just go temporarily? You've got so many fears, and very little money - maybe it would be smart to conquer some of the fears and save more money before you actually make the move.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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Thank you for the great advice. I be taking 2,000 with me and when I get done with gas to get there it will be less. I drive a old big car that takes a lot of gas. Just not use to drive in the big city. Would like to get done there find a place to stay for a month lease, get a job, know the city, and if I have to move than move closer to the job I get. Worried about the money I got, car I got to drive, the monthly lease and would be doing online school at the same time. From a small town we not out and about we got time to get everything done.
I strongly encourage you to save up more than $2000. If you're looking at a real lease, you'll probably have to put first month + 1 month security deposit, which will eat up the majority of your $2000. If you rent at Studio 6, unless you're willing to pay the full first month in advance ($700), you'll have to pay the daily rate of $45+tax. $700 + cost of driving pretty much takes away half of your savings. What will you do if you can not find a job in the first month?
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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I strongly encourage you to save up more than $2000. If you're looking at a real lease, you'll probably have to put first month + 1 month security deposit, which will eat up the majority of your $2000. If you rent at Studio 6, unless you're willing to pay the full first month in advance ($700), you'll have to pay the daily rate of $45+tax. $700 + cost of driving pretty much takes away half of your savings. What will you do if you can not find a job in the first month?
I'll have to agree.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Judging by the questions that you have asked, I would say that you are a long way from being able to make it in a place that you are unfamilar with. Your money will run out waaayy before you will be able to find a job.

Stay where you are.
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