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Crime & Safety in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 30, 2007
Eric Swanson answered:
I've lived in Oak Park since 1999, and have always been surprised at how very different one part of Austin is from another. I rented an apartment on the Oak Park - Austin border from 1999-2000, on Austin Blvd just north of Lake St. To me, the houses in Austin north of Lake St. looked more attractive and well-kept than the houses south of it. (The Green Line Elevated train runs along an embankment through Austin at Lake St., so there's a physical separation). I did have a bike stolen from my back porch, but I did not feel nervous for my safety in that apartment or at the nearby Austin Blvd El stop. ... more
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