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Old 09-23-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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Hi there. I’m thinking about moving my family to the Round Rock area (or Austin, or maybe other areas, but we’re leaning towards Round Rock).

I’d like to get some information that I won’t be able to pick up in a relocation guide. I’d appreciate a local’s view on which neighborhoods have:

- Houses on larger lots (I don’t want to feel like I’m living in a sardine can)
- Tree lined streets with sidewalks so you can take a nice walk with the kids

- Neighborhoods that decorate for the holidays and is fun to trick-or-treat in
- Friendly neighborhood get-togethers for bbq, etc.
- Any chance there is a neighborhood that you can stroll to shops, a downtown plaza, coffee, etc.?
- Bad neighborhoods in and around the area, including other cities or Austin (lots of crime, gangs, etc.)


Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Round Rock West subdivision might fit your needs. About 5 minutes from downtown RR.
Nice park there with a big lake. Older neighborhood with lots of big trees and large lots.
Good schools.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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You may also want to investigate Cedar Park. It sits between Round Rock and Austin. I think you may be able to find everything on your list. Of course it is hard to give a great suggestion without knowing your housing budget.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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You may also want to investigate Cedar Park. It sits between Round Rock and Austin.
Cedar Park is northwest of Round Rock and farther away from Austin.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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You might also want to investigate Georgetown.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Here's an update to my original post:

- I was hoping for a price range around $150k. Is this possible? If not, what is the price range for what I was asking.
- And, I don't think I worded it correctly, but regarding bad neighborhoods, maybe I should save that for another post. I just wanted to be aware of where the bad neighborhoods are located.

Also, does anyone know of any site that has lots of photos of Round Rock? Downtown, around town, festivals, street parades, etc. I checked flickr and on the web, but I haven't found too much.

thanks again for all your replies and help.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: West Round Rock
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Not significant bad areas in RR.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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The only halfway bad area in RR is the older area around old town/downtown... but even then - it's not that bad as much as it is older/worn down in some parts. The majority of the crime in RR is north of 79, east of Mays, south of Old Settlers (3406) and west of Sunrise. That area more than likely doesn't fit what you're looking for either.

As for the other requests... I don't think I know of anything specifically that may match. Teravista strikes me as a friendly/neighborly party type place but is definitely not tree lined... etc. I really don't know of any neighborhoods in the area that kinda has that town square in the middle of a middle-upper class type neighborhood. When I took some zoning and planning courses in college, there were a couple planned in the region but I don't know if any of them ever got underway.

My personal neighborhood (chandler creek) - we have the tree lined streets with nice sidewalks for walks, but the houses are on tiny cramped lots. It's very friendly with lots of neighbor get togethers, etc... great for kids, halloween, xmas, but no shopping or anything within walking distance (as of now).
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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On the general Texas forum a few posters took pictures around Round Rock. RGV is one of them, don't know who the others were.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Georgetown, TX
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Hi, I see that 6 months ago you were asking the same questions as I would today. Have you moved and would you care to share your experiences. We are also looking to move to RR with two daughthers who are 10 and 6 and are looking for a nice, family-friendly neighborhood, kind of like something you've described. We are currently living overseas and it makes it all the more difficult to find a place. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks
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