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Old 12-30-2013, 06:25 PM
Location: central Austin
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Originally Posted by Phil1989 View Post
How far is university of texas from 6th street??
20 blocks, more or less
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:32 PM
Location: New London County, CT
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I moved to Austin when I was 18 and moved back to Connecticut when I was 34. They are very different places, and while I adjusted, Texas never completely felt like home.

Does Austin have better nightlife than New Haven. Yes. Is the difference as dramatic as you are imagining? No.

I think the main point I want to make is just how different the places are. Most of the people I know in Austin who came from the northeast have a million little thing they miss. It seems to me about 1/3rd of northeast transplants love it, 1/3 hate it and 1/3 are somewhere in between.

It is cheaper to live, but, I think you'll find the car dealerships overstaff and at dealerships with any foot traffic, you're going to be competing with 25 salesman for the customer. If you want to get out of the car industry, however, you might find better marketing opportunities in Austin.

Go, visit, make up your own mind-- Just don't let the shiny "newness" impair your vision of what everyday life will be like there.
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