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Old 12-29-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN
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We are relocating and in help of finding a good area to live in. Good public schools (elementary, middle and high) are most important. Second most important is safety. In our fun time we practice Bikram Yoga so it would be somewhat nice to be close to a studio. What advice can you give us related to this post regarding- EXCELLENT schools, location and possibly Bikram Yoga. Help.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Just wanted to say hello as we are another family from Minnesota relocating to Austin.

There are some great schools in Austin in different areas from what we've researched. Some in the burbs and some closer in. What are your preferences in that area?
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Round Rock
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There are multiple school districts in the Austin area. Check out these 2 sites to give you an idea of school performance:
GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community
Texas School Performance Maps

The following site will you give you an idea on the crime rates in the Austin area.
Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitors sites is not allowed

I'm not familiar with Bikram yoga but I'm sure you can locate studios around town. Do you have an idea about what area of town you want to live in? Are you planning to buy or lease? You might want to lease before you buy so you can get a feel for what it is like to live in Austin? But then again, interest rates are very low and you can take advantage of the rebate for a few more months.

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN
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Just wanted to say hello as we are another family from Minnesota relocating to Austin.

There are some great schools in Austin in different areas from what we've researched. Some in the burbs and some closer in. What are your preferences in that area?
Well, right now we live in St. Paul close to Como Park. Although we like it, we would like something a little more spread out. The most important thing is a good school system for our son, Austin proper and the suburbs would be just fine by us. Doing all the research that you need to do to find the right place to live is rather exhausting ... thus the post here.

Most likely we will rent for the first six months to a year. Any suggestions regarding renting in Austin?

I noticed on your porfile you are from Vadnais Heights. What brings you to Austin?

We just don't know where to start with research, finding jobs, preparing to move, etc. Any information you can offer us would be great.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Well, I grew up in the Twin Cities (Arden Hills, actually), but moved to Phoenix in my early 20's and spent 11 years there. When our son was born, we decided to make a change as the schools in Phoenix are terrible and the economy was already tanking there (as was the value of our home ).

We had friends who had left the Phoenix area a couple years ahead of us and moved to Cedar Park. They kept telling us to come check it out. Last April we finally did and we just fell in love with it. It was exactly the type of place we were looking for to raise our son, so we planned a move for last summer.

A few very unfortunate events later, and we ended up in Minnesota instead to kind of "regroup". We are planning our move for this summer now, so just a year late.

We will also be renting for the first year, and we have been focusing our search in the northern suburbs, mostly because our friends are in Cedar Park (and now we have other friends who just moved to Lago Vista). Couple that with the great schools in both the Round Rock and Leander ISDs and that's where we have chose to land.

From what we've seen, the prices in the areas we are looking (Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, etc.) are far less than they are here in the Twin Cities, for both rent and purchase.

I know a lot of people don't like the suburbs, but I grew up in them and have lived in them all my life, so I'm just fine with that lifestyle and Austin seems to have so many family-friendly suburbs that we're just as happy as could be with that area.

I would suggest contacting a Realtor to help with your rental search. The rentals seem to be listed by Realtors there and are on their MLS, so you do not have to go it alone like you do for rentals here in MN. Let them know exactly what you're looking for and your price range, and they should be able to help steer you in the right direction!

Good luck!
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