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Old 12-17-2006, 09:43 AM
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Hi again. We are pretty close to a decision between Phoenix and Austin. Although we like both places having visited (Austin city centre at least). The price of housing is the key factor in us choosing Austin over Phoenix. It would appear that we can get a good 4 bedroom home in Pflugerville or Round Rock for between 150-175k which is about half something would cost us in Phoenix (at least near enough to work).

Google earth shows some shops and shopping areas near there. Some malls and such. My fear here is that is Plugerville worth a darn? I realize it is cookie cutter subdivisions and I don't mind that. What I want to know is whether or not it is full of mostly 30 something professionals with small kids trying to get along or is it a depressed run down area with drug and crime problems. Any objective opinions out there? Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:27 AM
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Yes I think you can get a home for under 175K in that area. Be sure to check some of the other messages about taxes and traffic. They just completed most of the toll ways in that area. They also just completed a large outlet mall out in Round Rock. Crime rates and areas being run down may prevail around Plugerville, but there are also many new areas being built. If you travel out Gatties School Road (Round Rock)and check that neighborhood, there are many young families there with children. Many people in that area work for Dell, which is close by. Hope that helps.
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:42 PM
Location: South West Austin
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Sounds like your a good candidate for moving to Texas. You shouldn't have a problem finding something if you keep a good eye on the market. What you are looking for is out their but you might not get a custom house with a pool and spa but what you can afford is a nice newer house in a family neighborhood.
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