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Old 05-06-2008, 05:12 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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I'm curious to know...if money was not an object, where and what kind of home would you buy in Austin? Would it be downtown, on the lake, south, north, etc...? Where do you think the dream place to live in Austin is? What kind of home is your dream home?
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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I would definately want waterfront...someplace with a huge grassy, tree-shaded lawn all the way to the water's edge. There are some homes like this out by Emma Long Park...
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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I'm curious to know...if money was not an object, may I please have some?

OK, I have only been 'round these here parts (I love Yosemite Sam) for a bit, but are you referring to Austin proper, or Austin and the surrounding area? I have noticed some beautiful views from the area that surrounds and overlooks Lake Travis and that valley area. Careful with Cedar Park. Some idiot dropped a tollway into the middle of it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I'd want a small, older bungalow with a front porch in the Bouldin area or in the upper 40s between Hyde Park and North Loop. It would have lots of thick shade trees, a hammock and an alleyway out back.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If money was no object, I would have at least TWO homes . One would be located just south of the lake, maybe in Bouldin area, or the neighborhood just west of there across Lamar (can't think of the name). The other would be either out in the Hill County on some acreage, or maybe out on Lake Buchanan.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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ooh, I like this game. I third the Bouldin area, with a beautiful bungalow on a tree shaded street. I would also like a home up in the hills...not sure where exactly, but I love the hills. sigh.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'd want a small, older bungalow with a front porch in the Bouldin area or in the upper 40s between Hyde Park and North Loop. It would have lots of thick shade trees, a hammock and an alleyway out back.
This is EXACTLY what I would have said. Those are my most favorite neighborhoods and homes in the entire city.

I also love those homes right by downtown off W. 6th to W. 9th. Most of them have been converted to law offices, etc. but I would give anything to have an old Victorian like that in the downtown area.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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If money is not an object, can I pick more than two homes?
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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In Austin proper: Clarksville, Tarrytown, or a bigger house and yard somewhere in specific areas of southwest Austin like Estates of Loma Vista or Granada Oaks.

Outside of Austin: Wimberly - a house on the river, or a ranch near Blanco/ Johnson City area.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Clarksville
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I just bought in Clarksville on 6th Street - because of the location and affordability.
If money was no object...Clarksville on Enfield!!! Because of walkability and terraced in the trees living...downsize and no yardwork.
DowntownDian-Prudential Agent
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