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Old 09-27-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Hi everyone

We are moving to Austin in mid November. My husband will be working in the South Austin (corner I35 and 71).
We have two kids 4 and 1. And looking for a place to rent somewhere in the south or southwest. Any recommendations regarding neighborhood?

Our budget is up to $1800 for 3br apartment or house.

Circle C looks great. Anything else? Is it worth to look for something in the west part of Austin, or the traffic will be horrible?
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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Renting a house is tough in this market- from what I understand, it's a hot market and people can get whatever they are asking. You might be able to find a house at that price to rent, but you might not. I hope you do!
Try Circle C, Travis Country, Western Oaks, Legend Oaks, Covered Bridge.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:40 AM
 
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I work in the same area, possibly even for the same employer based on the location. I live off Slaughter & Manchaca, and traffic isn't too bad getting to work. Granted I come in at 6am, but even a little later it isn't too bad.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:40 AM
 
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Renting a house is tough in this market- from what I understand, it's a hot market and people can get whatever they are asking. You might be able to find a house at that price to rent, but you might not. I hope you do!
Try Circle C, Travis Country, Western Oaks, Legend Oaks, Covered Bridge.
That is definitely embellishment -- it is easy for a landlord to wind up cashflow negative here, so certainly no one is getting "whatever they are asking."

With that said, rent is up about 7% over last year because a lot of people are moving here. $1,800 is certainly enough to find something.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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That is definitely embellishment -- it is easy for a landlord to wind up cashflow negative here, so certainly no one is getting "whatever they are asking."

With that said, rent is up about 7% over last year because a lot of people are moving here. $1,800 is certainly enough to find something.

um not embellishing.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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Circle C is great, and so is Western Oaks, and Villages of Western Oaks. I personally live in New Villages of Western Oaks and there are great schools (Mills, Small Middle school), tons of kids, parks, a great HEB, etc. You can't go wrong with a family living in the area south of William Cannon off Mopac. You may also consider Sendera. In terms of schools Id highly recommend Mills, Patton and Oak Hill Elementary. Also the new school in Meridian is supposed to be good but not sure about finding a rental there.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Circle C, Legend Oaks, Sendera, any of the neighborhoods around Dick Nichols park. Green belt trails tie the park together with hike and bike trails, connecting to the Circle C Metro Park and greenbelts. Also look at Travis Country.
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