U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-11-2008, 09:23 AM
 
80 posts, read 280,520 times
Reputation: 21

Advertisements

Hello everyone, I am looking into possibly moving to the Austin area but am frustrated by the home prices that I am seeing. I would like to be fairly central because I do not want to be in the boonies as I am single and will be trying to meet people if I move there. I realize that a high rise is probably out of the question but can anyone tell me what areas or zip codes I would most likely find a home that is between 200 - 300K? I'm trying to stay fairly close to the city where I could possibly walk to bars and restaurants and not have to pay a fortune for it. Or be say 5 miles away at most driving there. Am I asking too much? Am I dreaming? I hear a lot of good things about Austin!

Thank you all in advance for your replies.

ManFromMissouri
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-11-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
9,247 posts, read 24,993,683 times
Reputation: 2827
Don't be afraid to look to the East side of 35 near downtown. There's a lot more gentrification going on right now. Maybe even take a look at the Meuller development.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2008, 12:14 PM
 
80 posts, read 280,520 times
Reputation: 21
thank you for your reply. I'm really not looking to move to an older community as I am only 32. Where can I find the single people that are in that age range of say 25 - 35? Downtown or ....?

I'd be looking to rent for at least 6 months before i bought.

If I wanted to be in the middle of everything and would rent, looking to meet people in my age group, where would be the best place to focus my search?

Thanks!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-11-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
7 posts, read 19,326 times
Reputation: 10
Man,
It sounds like you'd be pretty happy w/ 78703, 78704 and parts of 78745. That's central and south austin. You'd be close - if not in - a real hip part of town with plenty of great restaurants and places to eat. If you're in south Austin, you'd be very close to all the major roads and 78703 is close to Loop 1 (MoPac).

If you're renting, the usual minimum here in town is 12 months. Just FYI.

I'd love to help!

Last edited by SeanMcCormack; 03-11-2008 at 04:04 PM.. Reason: forgot to add something
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: SW Austin & Wimberley
6,325 posts, read 16,743,579 times
Reputation: 5492
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeanMcCormack View Post
Man,
It sounds like you'd be pretty happy w/ 78703, 78704 and parts of 78745. That's central and south austin. You'd be close - if not in - a real hip part of town with plenty of great restaurants and places to eat. If you're in south Austin, you'd be very close to all the major roads and 78703 is close to Loop 1 (MoPac).

If you're renting, the usual minimum here in town is 12 months. Just FYI.

I'd love to help!
What Sean said. And I'll add check East Austin or some of the spots that will be on the new commuter train stop. If you can walk to a metro train and get downtown in 15 minutes without driving, that's a good alternative to living close.

You won't find anything in your price range downtown unless it's a very small condo.

Steve
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
9,247 posts, read 24,993,683 times
Reputation: 2827
There are quite a few young people East of 35 downtown right now because of the prices and location. Georgetown and Kerrville are the towns most known for high concentrations of senior citizens.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 PM.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top