Moving to Ausin, TX

  • BradinSC

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    Jul 25, 2010 10:57 AM GMT
    Good morning to one and all. My partner and I have decided to move to Austin, Tx and we are looking for some friends. We want couple friends but single friends are kool too. If you are intellegent, good sense of humor and like to do things outside as much as stay inside. Hit me up! Also, we need "tour guide" when we land there in a few months. Is it still true the TX doesn't have an income tax. Please share any comments you may have! Thanks
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    Jul 25, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    Like most great cities, you will love the town and the people, but hate the traffic depending on where you live/work.

    Austin is a very friendly, very outdoorsy city. I think it would be much easier to list all the Austinites who DON'T jog or bike or rock climb or camp or swim or play volleyball or disc golf or soccer...... than to list the couch potatoes.

    Sometimes the omnipresent potheads and collegiate Che-tshirt pseudo-hippies can be irritating, but that's evey college town.

    There is no state income tax in Texas. Depending on your politics, you may not like many of the things Austin itself will do with your local tax revenues.
  • rnch

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    Jul 25, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    IF.....IF.... i ever left new orleans, Austin would be where i would move to.
  • TristanLane

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    Jul 25, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    Go to Bing.com
  • calibro

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    Jul 25, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    yay for austin
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    Jul 25, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    Good choice, Austin is awesome! We love living here. Feel free to mail me with any questions.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 25, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    Good decision...two thumbs up!
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    Jul 25, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    Aww this is makin me miss home icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 25, 2010 8:05 PM GMT
    Austin is a great city - awesome, friendly people, great nightlife, great daylife. If the grad. school were better for what I'm studying I'd definitely still be there! You'll have no problem meeting people or finding fun things to do.
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    Jul 28, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    welcome to the neighborhood!
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    Jul 28, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
    Sure, I'll be your tour guide. Hit me up here and let's do it.
  • Greygull

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    Jul 28, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    I'm only an hour away if you want to hit up San Antonio
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    Jul 31, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    You know what might be cool? A Realjock toobing trip to New Braunfels. It's one of the best things in Texas, and a regular outing for college students from all over the state. You can relax with a cooler of beverages and let the river do all the work of carrying you to your desired endpoint, meanwhile 50% of the other tubes will be occupied by vivacious groups of studly 18-25 year old guys horsing around with each other and chugging beer. I mean, if you're into that kind of thing... Not that I am personally, you understand. Just sayin'. For me, the eye candy comes in a distant second to partaking in the pure iconic Americana of boys floating down a meandering river together without any schedule or purpose other than the sheer being-thereness of it.

    "We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft."
    --Huckleberry Finn

    "It is a strange study,--a singular phenomenon, if you please, that the only real, independent & genuine gentlemen in the world go quietly up and down the Mississippi river, asking no homage of any one, seeking no popularity, no notoriety, & not caring a damn whether school keeps or not.".
    --Mark Twain




    Or if people are irresponsible with it, it could be a real hassle where you spend five weeks trying to pick the right day for the greatest number of people, a fourth of your group complains you picked a date that doesnt work for them, everybody else commits to coming, then after you make a bunch of hotel/shuttle resevations only two people show up, and they're short on cash but give you an earnest promise to send you a personal check later....

    Those of you who've organized tournament travel for sports teams, social events and road trips know what I'm talking about.

    But in my opinion, summer in Texas just ain't summer without a trip down the Comal or the Guad.

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    Jul 31, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Well, looks like everyone in Austin is in the forums.
    Must not be all that much to do there after all. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 31, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWell, looks like everyone in Austin is in the forums.
    Must not be all that much to do there after all. icon_razz.gif


    Hehe.. icon_smile.gif
    I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm in Bangkok, and it's already Saturday
    morning here. I just checked into my hotel and am testing the wifi. I will say that since Austin is basically "the other Palo Alto", public wifi there is easy to come by, and the population has a large number of technophiles and upwardly mobile early-adopters who will perhaps be a little more networked than many other areas. The good thing is that the city seems to stay pretty balanced -- even the casual potheads and videogame junkies in Austin will get up early on a Sunday to run a 10k for charity and organize a neighborhood trash cleanup program.
  • TexanNC

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    Aug 01, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    Holy crap! Toobing! Damn I miss it. Went to TX State in San Marcos and livin up in the DC area now. The Comal, Guadalupe, San Marcos, Blanco... All good times. 2 or 3 times a week... a good toobing trip then over to Rudy's for that drunken feast of awesome barbecue. If you're gonna be in Austin head to Kreuz Market in Lockhart (bout 30 minutes away) or Salt Lick in Driftwood (same) for the best damn barbecue you'll ever eat... I want to move back icon_sad.gif