It is not unreasonable. If I where you working in the industry you do I would be contacting the BMW/ Mini dealership. It is owned by Peneske and they are growing leaps and bounds, MINI that is.
I know that I have had friends as well as clients be able to live in the Domaine for approx $900. You can get a place for $750 in that general area just without all the bells and whistles. I would not say you need to be hip to want to live in that area it is just safe. Hip would be more like SOCO area 78704. It really depends on your personal taste and style. I think the more eclectic the more Austin it is.
I know you say you commute now but that is probably metro vs car. Here in Austin you have mostly car but can do Metro depending on your work location.
I hear from your previous posts that you prefer a apartment. There are so many nice complexes to choose it would be to really narrow down your criteria of the bells and whistles that are important to you and the location of where you would work. Then we work on which complexes offer what you need first then those that have your wants and desires lastly.
Hope this offers some insight to your relocation. If you want personal advice I am always available to call, text or email.
When you come down, i you want fI'll take you to the meetup...it was so down to earth and wonderful and such a tiny little niche of people. Of course, you had some folks constantly on their blackberries haha but it still very nice.
Will be nice to have another NYer down here!
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If you're bringing a car, it opens up alot of possibilities. You can get a cute apartment for your price range. One tip is to try and not move down in July/August because we have 50,000 students all trying to secure housing, all at the same time.
What's bringing you down here? I dont think it said anywhere in your postings. There are lots of NYers here. I just went to a meetup the other night called Manhattan Mafia that was for NYCers now ATXers.
Anyway, just my .02 on having relocated here myself from Queens/NYC.
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Checked both places you listed and they both start close to $1000. A little higher than what I wanted to spend.
If my budget is unreasonable, I understand. Or I could be looking at the wrong job site and maybe I would be able to make more there. (I work in accounting and finance for an automotive dealer). But from what I've seen most are only offering $15-$17 an hour which would make affording $1000-$1300 a month pretty rough.
You can do that in the domaine area. I know people who live there and that falls into your price range. I would highly consider it for many reasons. Safety, location, nightlife, etc. Etc. Here is the link to the apartments in the Domaine http://www.villagesatthedomain.com/
For background purposes, I pay $1200 a month now for a 1BR here in Queens which is cheap by NYC standards. I make $45,000 a year which means literally half my salary goes to rent after taxes. (Yes taxes here are high). Given that it looks like I would be making about $35,000 - $40,000 in Austin, paying the same amount in rent there MAKES NO SENSE. For that I could stay where I am.
Which zip codes could I look into where I could pay maybe $850 (I'll raise the amount for posterity but not looking to exceed $1000 because in TX I would need a car where as here I don't) and be in a relatively safe area? Commuting is not so much an issue as I am used to it.
If you are going to advise a client, you should listen to them. Just saying.
I migrated from the Seattle Metro in 2006.....Austin is a great small city with lots of job opps and a never ending stream of festivals. There are very nice apartments in the North Central and South Central areas of Austin. If you are in the downtown core, your budget will fall a bit short, no worries though, save your money for playing..... I would look for a newer apartment complex that is gated and has a great pool area. Both locations will allow you amazing access to nightlife and restaurants. I live in South Austin on the edge of the Hill country and it is beautiful and many of the shopping areas are new, so they are crisp and clean. In my area there are several wineries within 20 minutes or less! You probably know this, but Austin has one of the highest numbers of restaurants per person in the United States!
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Robert H. Nelson
Real Estate Broker
The Associates Austin
The areas I would suggest best for you would be the Domaine area the Post another nice apartment that a lot of people that are single live and feel very safe in both of these. The Domaine is a very hip place with shopping and restaurants. Check it out http://www.simon.com/mall/landing/1207/ . Hope it helps. Austin Rocks! If you would like any other suggestions here is my contact info 512-750-5716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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I have a database of every apartment in Austin. I can send you some apartments if you like so you can get an idea of what is out there.
As for activities, maybe some good bike trails, tennis, and some nightlife would be ideal.
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