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Old 09-19-2007, 11:02 AM
 
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Another thing you probably should think of and this is kinda silly...but it's what has made me decide against Wimberley. I get very car sick when the roads are very curvy and hilly. I drove from Dripping Springs to Wimberley on RR12 and I was so sick by the time I got to Wimberley. Of course, I haven't been to Georgetown yet, so it may be that way too. Anywho, my point being if you get sick from winding roads, I'd so no for Wimberley...but it soooo gorgeous there. Maybe I need to suck it up and get some anti-nausea medication. haha
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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That is something I would not have thought of- interesting.
I think you are on major roads to Gtown so would probably be less of a factor.

We are definitely going to go see Wimberley however, after all of these raves about it being so pretty (and still in Texas!).

Also good to know Gtown has a pretty, artsy town nearby as mentioned by someone else.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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Well we live in Reston, Herndon and if we are going into DC in the evening (M-F) we have to allow 1 - 1 1/2 hours to get there. Sometimes we are early and sometimes we are late. It is a drag. If we were commuting into DC at rush hour, we would have to allow two hours
If it is going to take that long to get into Austin from let's say, Gtown, we would not move there. Remember that we are not coming in at commuting times. But you can't have it all.
Maybe we will like neighborhoods in Austin better than we did the last time we were there. We were a bit disappointed with the housing styles and lack of walkability to shops from even the most $$ neighborhoods. And of course, the prices in Austin are much higher. It is possible we missed neighborhoods but we saw Enfield, Tarrytown, etc.., Highland Park, which of course everyone says is what we are looking for, but wasn't.
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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I never thought of it either until I was sick..lol. Not sure what I was thinking because I knew I was going into Hill Country. I'm in SE TX and the biggest hill we have is the Memorial Bridge in Midcounty..LOL...it is FLAT here. A bunch of trees, but it is still flat.

I think Wimberley is a little further from Austin than Georgetown is. I'm not sure of the neighborhoods in Austin, because I don't want to live in Austin, just somewhere near it. I'm hoping to get out to Georgetown soon to check it out, but from it's website, it looks wonderful....I like the town square. My uncle used to live there also and he liked it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:42 PM
 
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Well we live in Reston, Herndon and if we are going into DC in the evening (M-F) we have to allow 1 - 1 1/2 hours to get there. Sometimes we are early and sometimes we are late. It is a drag. If we were commuting into DC at rush hour, we would have to allow two hours
If it is going to take that long to get into Austin from let's say, Gtown, we would not move there.
Its not THAT bad. My daughter's fiance commutes to UT from a neighborhood in west Georgetown. I35 isn't the only way to get to Austin from the far north suburbs.
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:05 PM
 
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How long does it take him?

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Old 09-20-2007, 02:35 AM
 
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I never thought of it either until I was sick..lol. Not sure what I was thinking because I knew I was going into Hill Country. I'm in SE TX and the biggest hill we have is the Memorial Bridge in Midcounty..LOL...it is FLAT here. A bunch of trees, but it is still flat.
I take it you didn't fly in and rent a car, then? Did you drive in your own SUV?

One thing I've noticed, in many years of driving in the hill country area... tall, tippy w/ SUV suspension does make the car sickness worse on the roads around here. Usually a regular "car" is not so bad. Were you in a car or SUV?

Just curious. My wife complained about the very same thing.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:32 AM
 
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I drove in from SE TX and yes, it was in an SUV...but it's a blazer and isn't that tall. I didn't realize that an suv would make a difference. I'm sure it had a lot to do with I am just not used to the hills and once I get out there, maybe, just maybe it will get better.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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Default drive time from GT to Austin

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If we were commuting into DC at rush hour, we would have to allow two hours
If it is going to take that long to get into Austin from let's say, Gtown, we would not move there. Remember that we are not coming in at commuting times. But you can't have it all.
Just as a datapoint, we made it from GT to downtown Austin in 25 minutes one day a few weeks ago. This was a weekday, late morning. Last week, we left for a trip, and it took nearly an hour to get from GT to the south side of downtown Austin. That was a Friday, mid-morning in the rain. Both times traveling on I-35.

So it can vary a lot, but I don't think an occasional trip to Austin from GT would be a major traveling pain, esp. since you're used to bad DC traffic. And if you're going to North Austin it's never bad drive (IMHO).
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:43 PM
 
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Georgetown is going to have more historic homes than Wimberely. There are a lot of residents in Wimberely who work from home. We really enjoyed WImberely while we lived in TX. We contemplated Georgetown as well. My favorite thing about Wimberely is the slow pace. However, you are only 70 minutes from San Antonio and 45 minutes from Austin (without traffic). You also have cute little towns like Gruene, Fredriksburg, New Bransfels, Johnson City lights at Christmas, etc that are close to Wmberley. I did have to drive to do major shopping (Target, Wal-Mart, etc). San Marcos only takes 20 minutes though; which, by the way, has great outlets! Our goal is to move back in a couple of years and raise our two boys. We miss the food at Juan Enrique's, Miss Mae's BBQ, and a few other places!!! A friend of mine lived in both places, her answer is DEFINITELY Wimberely!!! Another friend went to college in Gtown.... she lives in Wimberley now too! Hope this helps!
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