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Old 04-26-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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We are relocating to Austin this July and were wondering what neighborhoods to consider. We have an 8-year-old daughter (school will be very important), dog, we are very active and love the outdoors. I'm working from home so distance from downtown Austin is not of most importance. We don't know anyone in town so any advice would be greatly appreciated :-)
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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what are you looking for in a house and what is your price range?
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:48 PM
 
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we were thinking of renting a house first. This is mostly due to the fact that we know so little about Austin. I'd say rent up to $1,600 per month or house up to $350,000. We would need 3-4 bedrooms and yard - dog could use one ;-)
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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Might want to look at Belterra out near Dripping Springs - great outdoor amenities and a quick search on austinhomesearch revealed a few houses in that rent range. Also, Dripping Springs ISD has a very good reputation.

Listing Details (http://austinhomesearch.com/Search/Details.aspx?li=101048&or=2&cp=2 - broken link)
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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Circle C or Meridian. Schools are excellent in SW Austin.
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:07 PM
 
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we've seen Circle C in other posts but not quite sure what towns is Circle C made out of??
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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Circle C is in Austin, it's Southwest Austin.
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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Second on Circle C Ranch and surrounding neighborhoods. Just do a search on this board and you will find lots of info about it. LOVED our 7 years there and is a fabulous place to raise kids!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:48 AM
 
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Another +1 for Circle C, but there are a bunch of great areas for that price range.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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There are quite a few rentals in the Lake Travis ISD in your price range. Also quite a few in the Leander ISD (Cedar Park).

I think you're wise to rent for a while and figure out where you want to live. I've had several clients do that and often they end up buying somewhere entirely different than they first thought they would, once they're acclimated and know the area a bit better.
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