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Old 07-15-2021, 11:56 AM   #1
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Huh?

Austin was named the No. 1 city in Texas and a top five city in the nation on the esteemed 2021-22 U.S. News Best Places to Live list.


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Old 07-15-2021, 11:57 AM   #2
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Lmao.
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:58 AM   #3
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That whole top 5 is a little suspect.
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:59 AM   #4
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This must only be for out-of-staters. They all love it here. Native Texans all hate it.
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:02 PM   #5
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For homeless people.
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:21 PM   #6
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If you are a millionaire Liberalist.
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:22 PM   #7
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about like Arlington ...
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:26 PM   #8
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about like Arlington ...
Don't think Arlington is on that list, unless I missed it...

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Old 07-15-2021, 12:42 PM   #9
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It's been top in the state and top 5 for years on that list.

It's been good for my property value too.
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:45 PM   #10
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It's been top in the state and top 5 for years on that list.

It's been good for my property value too.
Yep. I live in Buda, and I am selling out, and getting the hell out of Dodge next Spring. We were planning on it anyways, but it's hard to pass up the urge to sell anyways.
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Old 07-15-2021, 01:12 PM   #11
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I don’t usually drink this early, but………..
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Old 07-15-2021, 01:16 PM   #12
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I think they call Cedar Park Austin in polls like that
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Old 07-15-2021, 01:58 PM   #13
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Lol!
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:01 PM   #14
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Consider the source.
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:04 PM   #15
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It is beautiful up there, but you could not give me a house to live in up there. To many Libs up there now.
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:25 PM   #16
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LoL all the city's on this list have something in common they are all Tech job cities loaded with Transplants . I was back home this last weekend about 80 Miles west of Huntsville Al.
and transplant were buying up all the houses and land.
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Old 07-15-2021, 03:17 PM   #17
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Don't think Arlington is on that list, unless I missed it...

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I believe that was his point.

Austin used to be a great place to live. You have always had to deal with the liberals and morons running the local government etc., but it has gotten much worse (downtown). I go into Austin about 5 times a year, but other than moving to the ranch in Llano I wouldn't move anywhere else (in Texas).
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Old 07-15-2021, 03:36 PM   #18
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They wrap the area up in those lists. Greater Austin. I cant really disagree with it either. Live music- small communities- great views- better recreation lakes than most of the state. Highland Lakes are cool, clear, waters. Georgetown, Kyle, Dripping Springs, Leander areas are all good and Austin area has higher paying job opportunities than most. Old Austin is now a cestpool though
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:15 PM   #19
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I live in Cedar Park which is like a different country than Austin and it's just a few miles away. Honestly, I grew up in Fulshear and lived in Houston for 12 years after college. Went to Austin kicking and screaming and today I could never go back to Houston.

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Old 07-15-2021, 09:17 PM   #20
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I believe that was his point.

Austin used to be a great place to live. You have always had to deal with the liberals and morons running the local government etc., but it has gotten much worse (downtown). I go into Austin about 5 times a year, but other than moving to the ranch in Llano I wouldn't move anywhere else (in Texas).
Where is your place in Llano?
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:26 PM   #21
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Austin is not even great place to visit. I was forced to stay there when our girls won state this spring. I hadn't been there since 2009. What a craphole. Sixth street after dark looked like the MJ "Thriller" music video with walking zombies/homeless.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:33 PM   #22
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I am ready to move out. I'm about 35 miles NW of Austin, but barely still in Travis counrty. It sux.

I am looking to sell next spring.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:35 PM   #23
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Austin is not even great place to visit. I was forced to stay there when our girls won state this spring. I hadn't been there since 2009. What a craphole. Sixth street after dark looked like the MJ "Thriller" music video with walking zombies/homeless.
Have you been to downtown Dallas or Houston?

All major cities suck. The area surrounding Austin is way better than anything DFW or Houston can offer.....or NY, Chicago....

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Old 07-15-2021, 09:37 PM   #24
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I wouldn’t want to live in any big city, but if I had to it would be Austin.
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Old 07-15-2021, 09:57 PM   #25
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Have you been to downtown Dallas or Houston?

All major cities suck. The area surrounding Austin is way better than anything DFW or Houston can offer.....or NY, Chicago....

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Ok, agreed, Austin is the best of the crap holes.
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:03 PM   #26
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ok, agreed, austin is the best of the crap holes.
lol!
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:21 PM   #27
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Beats oklahoma,huh? Lol
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:50 PM   #28
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Everybody has there own experiences there. My experiences were not good on multiple trips. It was never the final destination...but everything else. If i had those instances on 4 seperate visits..imagine if i lived there!? At least i do. To each their own.
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:14 AM   #29
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Burnt- downtown areas of Houston and Dallas are better than Austin now. New Orleans downtown district is better than Austin. Austin has been destroyed both in safety and beauty by all of the feral citizens that the city government is supporting. Sure all cities seem to have a handful of tents etc set up. Last count I got about the big camp at Congress/ Cesar Chavez- 287 tents. That is 287 tents in the greenbelt next to where tourists come to look at the bat colony. Its bad- But I agree- the outlying areas of Austin (Greater Austin) area is still best area of Texas for multiple reasons
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:34 AM   #30
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Once upon a time before that idiot steven Adler,and his cronies appeared,I lived there since 75,hauled my *** to burnet county a couple of years ago and cringe when I have to go back.Lets see,us news is not a credible source like most of the media it's gone to hell just like travis county! God help us please.
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:34 AM   #31
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Not on my list! LOL
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Old 07-16-2021, 07:32 AM   #32
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I have lived outside of Austin for 30 years and avoid Austin like the plague. I love the hill country and when my daughter graduates I will move further west.
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Old 07-16-2021, 07:34 AM   #33
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Burnt- downtown areas of Houston and Dallas are better than Austin now. New Orleans downtown district is better than Austin. Austin has been destroyed both in safety and beauty by all of the feral citizens that the city government is supporting. Sure all cities seem to have a handful of tents etc set up. Last count I got about the big camp at Congress/ Cesar Chavez- 287 tents. That is 287 tents in the greenbelt next to where tourists come to look at the bat colony. Its bad- But I agree- the outlying areas of Austin (Greater Austin) area is still best area of Texas for multiple reasons
Fair Park is worse than anything in Austin. Forest Ln and Abrams is too. Lol.

I tripped out driving down Cesar Chavez the other day. Hopefully they start to clean that up.

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Old 07-16-2021, 07:46 AM   #34
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Can you imagine how bad other city’s are if Austin was #1!!!
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Old 07-16-2021, 08:12 AM   #35
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My kids live on the outskirts in the Round Rock/Cedar Park area. I spend about half of my time with them and the other half in Robertson county. I've learned to just exploit the Austin area for the good it has to offer and avoid the non-sense as best as i can.

But i can tell you when i get back to my rural living, i can breathe and relax much easier.
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Old 07-16-2021, 09:09 AM   #36
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Well Portland is #10.

I personally hope lists continue to be like this in the future. If those yankees want to migrate here, they might as well concentrate in one area instead of overtaking some of the real jewels we have here in Texas.
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Old 07-16-2021, 09:42 AM   #37
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Round trip to central Austin from Llano of 72 miles used to take two hours. Yesterday it took me four hours, with a gas stop. On each trip, new traffic lights pop up, with a five minute sit at each light that is red. More subdivisions keep tying in to the road system, and the clogging gets worse. More people, roads can't keep up. Parking pretty tricky as well, not to mention scary traffic.
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Old 07-16-2021, 10:45 AM   #38
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Moved back to Austin in 2013. Lived in the Spicewood Springs/Mesa area then bought a house in Steiner Ranch. I guess that is the "greater Austin" area. We like it here. I always wonder why do people still go to 6th street? There are a lot of areas that are more fun and nicer.
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Old 07-16-2021, 11:00 AM   #39
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Moved back to Austin in 2013. Lived in the Spicewood Springs/Mesa area then bought a house in Steiner Ranch. I guess that is the "greater Austin" area. We like it here. I always wonder why do people still go to 6th street? There are a lot of areas that are more fun and nicer.
I like the Steiner Ranch area, going to be a new seafood joint near there soon.
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Old 07-16-2021, 11:26 AM   #40
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Houston and Dallas are no doubt worse than Austin as far as trash and crime. The greater Austin area is twice as good as the DFW metroplex. You couldn't pay me enough to live within 100 miles of the Houston area. Obviously Austin is being screwed up from all the liberals moving in, but its still a way nicer city compared to Dallas and Houston. Don't forget, Dallas and Houston have been controlled by the democrats for decades. Some people pretend that Dallas is still like it was in the 90's when Chuck Norris roamed the streets as Walker Texas Ranger.
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Dallas city council and John Wiley Price were corrupt in the 90s. Lol.

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Old 07-16-2021, 12:48 PM   #42
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Austin is great. If you're a free-loving, hippy, democrat.
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Old 07-16-2021, 04:09 PM   #43
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LOSTIN,lost in lousy liberals!
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Old 07-16-2021, 04:33 PM   #44
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Maybe Austin isn’t that great?
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Old 07-16-2021, 04:35 PM   #45
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There are so many of these lists to the point where there are thousands of #1 best places to live. They all have different criteria and Austin doesnt make the top 100 on some of them.
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Hippies have all moved from Austin. There is no S Congress or Barton Springs hippie vibe anymore. It is kinda sad
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Old 07-16-2021, 05:37 PM   #47
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The Hippies were replaced with Hipsters and homeless. I was born in Austin, lived in Travis County my whole life and had to finally throw in the towel. Sold my spread and moved to Llano County. Have Zero regret! All I have left to do is get rid of my job/commute there.
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:13 PM   #48
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Liberalville.
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:21 PM   #49
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Samson in same boat except i dont even work there anymore. It is sad - Austin was a cool place
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