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Old 07-23-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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My name is Phil and I am from New Haven Connecticut looking to relocate to Austin. I am 27 years old single male. I am in Automobile sales make around 50,000 a year. I really want to find a place with a great nightlife, great job opportunity's and friendly down to earth people. I have read and heard amazing things about Austin and here are my questions.

1.How much is the cost of living for a studio apartment on or near 6th street? I most likely can afford no more than 1200 a month. I would like to live downtown. Is 6th street the only happening spot?

2. How is Austins Job market compared to lets say Dallas or Fort worth. I am in Auto sales but also have a bachelors degree in Marketing, so the sales and marketing fields.

3. Being single and 27 is the nightlife as great as everyone says it is, and are the women down to earth and friendly.

4. Are the summers really that bad? I live in Ct and we had temps in the range of 94-97 and it was hot but tolerable.

5. I also am looking into Denver and Nashville as options, any comparisons?

Thank you very much in advance for advice..
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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My name is Phil and I am from New Haven Connecticut looking to relocate to Austin. I am 27 years old single male. I am in Automobile sales make around 50,000 a year. I really want to find a place with a great nightlife, great job opportunity's and friendly down to earth people. I have read and heard amazing things about Austin and here are my questions.

1.How much is the cost of living for a studio apartment on or near 6th street? I most likely can afford no more than 1200 a month. I would like to live downtown. Is 6th street the only happening spot?

2. How is Austins Job market compared to lets say Dallas or Fort worth. I am in Auto sales but also have a bachelors degree in Marketing, so the sales and marketing fields.

3. Being single and 27 is the nightlife as great as everyone says it is, and are the women down to earth and friendly.

4. Are the summers really that bad? I live in Ct and we had temps in the range of 94-97 and it was hot but tolerable.

5. I also am looking into Denver and Nashville as options, any comparisons?

Thank you very much in advance for advice..
1. You should just squeak in at 1200 for a studio in the heart of downtown. 6th Street is a meat market, a boozy stroll of a place with nothing going on during the day until 10,000 students descend on it to drink until they puke and either pass out or pass along a STD - depending on how well they can hold their liquor. There are much much much better locations that are vibrant and fun and full of life and energy.

2. Generally - much worse. Dallas has higher salaries in most fields and more opportunity generally. There are exceptions for specific markets. Not comment on Auto sales but if I had to guess, Dallas would be a far far superior market for this as well.

3. More or less - yes its true.

4. Yes - some are worse than others. But lately they've been hot, they've been miserable and they've been long. This one hasn't been so bad, yet.

5. Been to both but not enough experience to compare. You should spend a significant amount of time here before deciding to move - it's definitely NOT everyone's cup of tea and it would be hard for any city in the world to live up to they kind of hype Austin gets.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:34 PM
 
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Thank you, you said " There are much much much better locations that are vibrant and fun and full of life and energy" what places are those?
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Thank you, you said " There are much much much better locations that are vibrant and fun and full of life and energy" what places are those?

South Congress Avenue area or Soco
South Lamar (some are calling this Sola, insert eye roll here)
South First St (Sofi as a name must DIE, do not call this area that!)

2nd Street district downtown/Warehouse District
close-in east side
new development (South Shore) on E Riverside
Clarksville, Rosedale, French Place, Hyde Park (quieter, diverse areas)
Triangle

and I guess the Domain.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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You will love it! Move this instant!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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Just curious how far is the 2nd street warehouse district from 6th street???

Also is the warehouse district close to SoCo?
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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4 blocks if my math is correct.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Warrior Country
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.... Move this instant!
Only if he is able to open up a Pepe's Austin location.

The Original Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana --- Home
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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^^^^ Agreed! or a Modern.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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My name is Phil and I am from New Haven Connecticut looking to relocate to Austin. I am 27 years old single male. I am in Automobile sales make around 50,000 a year. I really want to find a place with a great nightlife, great job opportunity's and friendly down to earth people. I have read and heard amazing things about Austin and here are my questions.

1.How much is the cost of living for a studio apartment on or near 6th street? I most likely can afford no more than 1200 a month. I would like to live downtown. Is 6th street the only happening spot?

2. How is Austins Job market compared to lets say Dallas or Fort worth. I am in Auto sales but also have a bachelors degree in Marketing, so the sales and marketing fields.

3. Being single and 27 is the nightlife as great as everyone says it is, and are the women down to earth and friendly.

4. Are the summers really that bad? I live in Ct and we had temps in the range of 94-97 and it was hot but tolerable.

5. I also am looking into Denver and Nashville as options, any comparisons?

Thank you very much in advance for advice..
I got all excited, I thought there was actually a Pepe's here. Dang.


The rental market here is hot, maybe try a roommate situation if you are moving here. Meet new people that way too, save some money. I would stay away from 6th, check East Riverside.

For jobs, I suspect those markets are better, especially for auto sales, but that's just my guess.

For girls, I would say yes, some might be a little too friendly and surprise you.

Summers, it's always 100+ here it seems. I like the heat. Check the weather for the next week and you will see.

Never been to Denver/Nashville, although they are often compared.
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