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Old 04-06-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Don't give away the secrets, TexasHorseLady!!

One of the reasons I wasn't sad that our house search last summer failed was that I dreaded living in a new part of town where I would have to learn all the back routes again.
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Oh, I'm not giving routes!
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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Anyone hear of the expression "jumping the shark"?.....cities can too......

Would love to hear what some of you folks think of this...
Back in the day, there was another poster on this forum who was also very concerned with the same issue. Here are some of the threads where the issue was well covered:
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Back in the day, there was another poster on this forum who was also very concerned with the same issue. Here are some of the threads where the issue was well covered:
So I take in that in two years, only two people have addressed the infrastructure and growing pains of Austin?.........actually, those DO look like the only posts that discussed those issues....

Now that Austin is actually going though some tough times, perhaps it would be wise to open up such chats again, rather than driking the collective kool-aid that the area is relatively unblemished, great recession shelter, etc......

Never an improper time to do so, then or now...
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Oh, I agaree with the OP about the sprawl. It's horrible.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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Why is sprawl horrible? Do you want your city to keep looking like some plain Jane country village?? I just do not get it.

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Oh, I agaree with the OP about the sprawl. It's horrible.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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I live in SW Austin, I don't see any sprawl.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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I live in SW Austin, I don't see any sprawl.
Why are you so argumentative?

I don't like (this is personal preference) the same strip shopping center with a Subway and a nail shop every other rmile. It makes me sad to see the oaks that have been knocked down and the green spaces taken for another bunch of Meadows of Whatever subdivision. Sorry, I don't like it.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Oh there's definitely sprawl. Used to be when you took the highway there were distinct spaces of raw land, pasture between Austin, Round Rock and Georgetown. (Pflugerville doesn't stretch to I-35).
Now they all seem to blend in and it's one big city all along the highway going north.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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Where do you live mimimomx? I've got miles and miles of trees out to my house. Maybe you live in too suburban of an area.
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