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Old 11-21-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I very strongly think so.....for one, the entire state is bursting with new people, and has been for about a decade now. The national recession has actually sped the process up a bit.

Anyone have any stats as to the possibility that we are indeed experiencing the most pop increase numerically ever in Austin, as well as Texas?

The other question is WHY? Like moths to a flame, the masses are as fixated now on Texas. Is it the warm weather? Lax tax climate? Low housing cost/cost of living? Job opportunities?

And lastly, do things really suck that bad in the places people are COMING from as they move to Austin? I really think people are far more repelled from the places they are leaving than attracted to Texas/Austin in general.

Think of it.....there are no viable growth magnets in the sunbelt anymore. Vegas is experiencing a horrid slowdown now, Florida's construction, retail, and housing sector has no more jobs, Arizona has double digit unemployment, and California's statehouse is one paycheck(Tax levy) away from declaring bankruptcy.....

Perhaps Austin is now getting all the people that would have relocated to those other places that are struggling mightily right now....

Whatever it is, it is sure a crazy, mixed-up scene out there.....and something tells me that neither Austin or Texas is going to be the default economic/exodus salve for the suffering nation....if only because at a CERTAIN point, which we have reached early this year, there will be more people coming here than jobs are created.....

Simple math...

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Old 11-21-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Jesus, man, why do you always assume that
A - half the country wants to relocate to Austin
B - all of this is due to the recession, and
C - this is going to unequivocally ruin everything once good about the city

Seriously, all your posts say the exact same thing! Don't you have an ulcer by now?
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Every school district in the Austin area commissions demographic studies every 1-3 years apart. Pick a district, go to their website, hunt around, and you can find a 100-200 page report to tell you about that particular area.

I have studied these for several school districts, especially LTISD. I think they show ongoing, but slowing growth. Leander ISD might be the best to look at since they have faced continous growth. But even they are slowing a bit.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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We've slowed a little this year, but not much. They still are building a 6th elementary and a 3rd middle school out here although they are holding off on the 2nd high school for now.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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We've slowed a little this year, but not much. They still are building a 6th elementary and a 3rd middle school out here although they are holding off on the 2nd high school for now.

Isn't it wonderful what a sanctuary area in a sanctuary state, will do for you.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Every school district in the Austin area commissions demographic studies every 1-3 years apart. Pick a district, go to their website, hunt around, and you can find a 100-200 page report to tell you about that particular area.

I have studied these for several school districts, especially LTISD. I think they show ongoing, but slowing growth. Leander ISD might be the best to look at since they have faced continous growth. But even they are slowing a bit.
sounds right....the trajectory is still there, but the motor has slowed....I would have thought that they were getting record amounts of families, but hard to say.....
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Isn't it wonderful what a sanctuary area in a sanctuary state, will do for you.


I don't get this.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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I almost didn't either, although I think I do now but that's not entirely the reason because the majority of people moving here aren't illegal.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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I almost didn't either, although I think I do now but that's not entirely the reason because the majority of people moving here aren't illegal.
In fact, I think I read a posting on Austin CD a few months ago that the majority of people moving to Austin are actually coming here from other places in Texas (not from California, NY, the rust belt, New England, out of the country, etc.). I believe it was one of the realtors who posted that (AustinSteve maybe?), but I don't remember for sure.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Austin is a great city so I am not surprised that everyone is moving there. I just hope Austin can remain great with all this growth.
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