Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-23-2010, 08:54 AM
 
1 posts, read 1,825 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

My wife and I are considering moving our family of 4 to Austin> We are both mid to late 30's and have 2 children, a 4 year old and a 5 month old.
My wife stays at home with the kids and is a full time student so our income is around $40,000 right now. We are looking for a pedestrian friendly community to lease at first. We would like to live within walking distance to parks, retail preferable small eclectic mom and pop stores and coffee shops and farmers markets.
Am I asking for too much, can you recommend some areas in or around Austin. cultural diversity is also very important to us. thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-23-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
3,757 posts, read 9,081,833 times
Reputation: 1762
Are you planning on renting?

I am afraid that as in most cities, walkable neighborhoods with eclectic retail and farmers markets tend to be very expensive because many, many people want that kind of lifestyle so the demand drives up prices.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
13,454 posts, read 15,581,318 times
Reputation: 19013
I'd recommend Pflugerville because it fits the bill on most counts -

affordable (at 40K, you'd probably be renting @ 1K or 900, and there's smaller places at that price range)

close to parks (the older neighborhoods that are close to the trails are ideal)

family friendly (Pflugerville is very pfamily oriented. Many move here with kids)

safe

What it does not have are the ecletic mom and pop stores, walkability (even though I'd consider my hood walkable because a don't consider a half mile all that much of a distance).

If you want that specialty environment, you'd probably be living in an apartment in town, perhaps a small 2/1.

It all depends on what's more important to you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Tx
1,073 posts, read 2,102,627 times
Reputation: 857
Quote:
Originally Posted by riaelise View Post
I'd recommend Pflugerville because it fits the bill on most counts -

affordable (at 40K, you'd probably be renting @ 1K or 900, and there's smaller places at that price range)

close to parks (the older neighborhoods that are close to the trails are ideal)

family friendly (Pflugerville is very pfamily oriented. Many move here with kids)

safe

What it does not have are the ecletic mom and pop stores, walkability (even though I'd consider my hood walkable because a don't consider a half mile all that much of a distance).

If you want that specialty environment, you'd probably be living in an apartment in town, perhaps a small 2/1.

It all depends on what's more important to you.
Also, Pflugerville has a Farmer's Market. I think it has a new location, so I'm not sure about the proximity to neighborhoods.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
20,958 posts, read 45,543,869 times
Reputation: 24746
The Pflugerville Farmers Market is at Heritage Park, 901 Old Hutto Road.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2022 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top