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Old 11-12-2011, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 80SC View Post
When I use the term 'city center' to describe this phenomenon, I'm mostly talking about the neighborhoods bordering downtown, not necessarily downtown proper.

The most desirable (and affluent) parts of Austin--save Westlake--have always been the close-in neighborhoods. This is in stark contrast to most metros in which the city center is run down and poor, and the exurbs are aspirational enclaves.
Recently, there was an article in the Statesman about the DECLINE in numbers of children in the "city core / center." You must have missed the discussion. There was a big HOOPLA over closing one or two elementary schools.............again you must have missed it.
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