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Old 01-24-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I remember lots of bay area folks who lived in Austin and returned to CA a few years back. Funny how trends change
I remember some folks moving to Austin in the early 90's from the Bay Area, but they moved back to the Bay area long ago.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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I read a very thoughtful and well respected economic report the other day on CA and SF. Long story short, CA will again become on par with other states in the nation in terms of housing price. It may take some time though. My wife and I certainly are headed back soon and will never consider living in TX again. This was her fault.. but don't tell her that! lol..
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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I moved there in 1994, went to UT, moved away, moved back; I've spent about 8 years there. I loved being there for my college years. But as a working adult, I hated it. I still have friends in Austin - of course there are some great people there. But in general, there exists an elitist, exclusive, unfriendly vibe. It's strange!
So true, and it seems worse now than it was years ago.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:43 AM
 
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its cheap...

thats about it, dont get too happy because no one moves there for fun/entertainment/cool factor
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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To anyone thinking about moving to Austin - it's not all it's cracked up to be. Sure, any fan of Austin reading this will say "if you're not outdoorsy or don't like live music, or if you're from Houston or Dallas or anywhere in California, then Austin may not be for you". That is crap. I think the reason many people don't like Austin is because of the vibe there. And the people there that give it that vibe.

I moved there in 1994, went to UT, moved away, moved back; I've spent about 8 years there. I loved being there for my college years. But as a working adult, I hated it. I still have friends in Austin - of course there are some great people there. But in general, there exists an elitist, exclusive, unfriendly vibe. It's strange!

I've been all over California (and Texas and most of the rest of the country) - and I honestly think that Californians have reason to have a bit of an ego: California has a lot to boast about! Certainly more to boast about than Austin. Yet Austin has a much bigger attitude.

I have yet to hear anyone address the oppressive / unfriendly vibe...
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So true, and it seems worse now than it was years ago.
I never noticed this elitist "vibe" in Austin, but maybe it's changed since I lived there. I do agree that for many people, it's not all it's cracked up to be.

So what do you mean worse now than it was years ago?
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Old 06-15-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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California's hard times driving people back to the 'Dust Bowl' | McClatchy
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Actually stats show that the hard times seem to be driving people from the outer valleys back to the expensive Bay Area.

Its very interesting.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Actually stats show that the hard times seem to be driving people from the outer valleys back to the expensive Bay Area.

Its very interesting.
Yes it will be very interesting to see the population numbers for Fresno, Modesto, Stockton (why would anyone want to live there on purpose though lol, and Bakersfield) when census 2010 comes out.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: IN
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The one big negative in my opinion is the fact that TX has much less desirable weather compared to most of CA. Let's see... TX is already in the 100s for high temps. Electricity costs in TX are some of the highest in the country due to deregulation measures taken a few years ago. Hot temperatures= insanely high bills due to AC usage. Building codes in TX have to be strengthened to account for this. Property taxes in TX are also extremely high as well.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yes weather is a huge part of what I'm not dying to move back to Texas myself. I really hated Texas in the summertime. I remember in August of 99, it was 100 degrees EVERY DAY for the entire month. On Labor Day of 2000, every city in the state (well at least where I was at) was around 110. It can get unbearably hot. But that's the extreme you have to take compared to the extreme bitter cold of the Midwest and East Coast. personally, I find Texas AND California weather boring. Give me the seasons.
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