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Old 08-22-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Scofield Farms subdivision is on Metric in Austin but PISD. About a 10 minute drive to IBM and they have rental apts there.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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Pflugerville has a few bad sections..you'll know it when you drive through them but they are pockets and not near the newer subdivisions.

Round Rock also has a few bad sections..mostly east of Mays on either side of 620.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:07 PM
 
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Hmmm. Rent house in a very safe, newer area, not too far from IBM. I would look into Avery Ranch, or for even closer in, the DR Horton neighborhood that's on Parmer across from Cool River--anybody know what that's called?
Is that Parmer Village?

You might also check the ranch at brushy creek. There are loads of rentals in Avery ranch. What is the size of rental and price you are looking at? In Avery a 2000sq ft house rents for $1400-$1500 I beleive.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Round Rock also has a few bad sections..mostly east of Mays on either side of 620.
I think you mean "old" or "low income" or something else ... it's not "bad", like people from another state/city might consider bad. Through out that area are also old, beautifully restored historic homes, a nice park, ball fields and many businesses - and I would not feel unsafe walking through those areas with my children.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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I think you mean "old" or "low income" or something else ... it's not "bad", like people from another state/city might consider bad. Through out that area are also old, beautifully restored historic homes, a nice park, ball fields and many businesses - and I would not feel unsafe walking through those areas with my children.
I meant bad as in drug/gang problems.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Parmer Village is a good choice, too. The one I was thinking of isn't brand new, just newer than all the other homes around the Parmer/Mopac area. Its on the northeast corner of Parmer and Mopac.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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I meant bad as in drug/gang problems.
Where do you get your information?
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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Where do you get your information?
I have a high schooler..no links to verify that..more like "word on the street".
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I've been through just about every neighborhood in Round Rock and never gone through a gang and drug infested neighborhood. I came here from Park Hill and also Houston, and I've seen drug infested and gang infested neighborhoods. Round Rock has nothing nearly approaching either, at least in what my experience of "bad" neighborhood is. You could probably find drugs in any neighborhood in Austin, and not all of them are considered bad.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I have a high schooler..no links to verify that..more like "word on the street".

Well, I'll tell you, "word on the street" from a high schooler can be misleading. For example, my son attended a private school and they all knew that if you wanted drugs, you could go to this other private school here in town, but you couldn't get them at his school.

Now, the word on the street at THAT private school was that if you wanted drugs, you could go to the private school that my son attended, but you couldn't get them at their school.

I've learned, raising a couple of high schoolers, that a large beaker of salt should be included in the parent's kit of tools.
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