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Old 04-02-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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I just moved to Austin for a job and I still don't know much about the city. So far I like it, but all of my friends are back in Raleigh, NC and I would love to meet new people and make new friends here! I am very friendly and open-minded. I also have a dog, so I love activities that involve dogs! I would love to hear any kind of suggestion as to where/how to meet new people in Austin.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Take your dog to one of the dog friendly parks located across Austin. Town Lake (I guess officially Lady Bird Lake) is always full of dogs and it would be a good icebreaker for striking up a conversation...
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I just moved to Austin for a job and I still don't know much about the city. So far I like it, but all of my friends are back in Raleigh, NC and I would love to meet new people and make new friends here! I am very friendly and open-minded. I also have a dog, so I love activities that involve dogs! I would love to hear any kind of suggestion as to where/how to meet new people in Austin.
Dang, I guess you missed the Dog Walk in town yesterday. You could likely walk through your complex/neighborhood and meet other dog 'parents'. I can't walk three blocks without some cute girl coming over to talk to me(I mean my Scottie, of course).

If you have a bicycle, check out the ACA rides each week. There are charity rides(like today's Autism ride in Georgetown) as well as group rides from bike shops. You don't need to join the Austin Cycling Assoc., but that's one way to meet folks...cycling is HUGE in Austin.
Austin Cycling Association | Austin Cycling Association promotes access, education, safety and enjoyment of cycling in Central Texas.

Austin is friendly in a way that has folks waiting in line at the grocery store striking up conversations...same thing if you're waiting at a restaurant, the person next to you might just start chatting with you.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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Stay as close to downtown Austin as you can, wear orange frequently, and tell people how much you love Austin and you should have NO problems making new friends.


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I just moved to Austin for a job and I still don't know much about the city. So far I like it, but all of my friends are back in Raleigh, NC and I would love to meet new people and make new friends here! I am very friendly and open-minded. I also have a dog, so I love activities that involve dogs! I would love to hear any kind of suggestion as to where/how to meet new people in Austin.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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Check out meetup.com. People develop meetup groups/activities based on your interests. There are dogs groups, new in Austin groups, singles groups, walking groups, biking groups, foodie groups, etc.

I have been to several activities, met people, and discovered new places.

Also, volunteering for some of the events in town is a great way to meet people. Most of those events will give you free admission for volunteering.

Hope that helps. Good luck.
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