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July 25, 2013

Helen asks…

How do you get electricity for an appartment you are renting in Austin Tx What ID do you need? Where do you go

Administrator answers:

Call the electric company. They will tell you the procedure you need to follow. Here in OH they come to the apartment to read the meter before turning on the power.

Maria asks…

Im moving to Austin Texas in a few months and am wondering if anyone there is living at Archstone Tech Ridge?

or have lived there and i am wondering how they like it? and if anybody has any insight on a nice place to live feel free to leave an answer. thanks!

Thanks!

Administrator answers:

Sorry I don’t live there. I assume you have already checked the online reviews

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/TX-Austin-Archstone-Tech-Ridge.html

http://www.yelp.com/biz/archstone-tech-ridge-austin

http://www.apartmentreviews.net/ratings/texas/austin/archstone-tech-ridge.htm#readreviews

If you don’t like what you see in the reviews I would recommend you Google “Everything Austin Apartments” That site will help you find a different place.

Sharon asks…

What is it like living in Austin?

While researching schools, I came across University of Texas Austin campus. So now I want to know all about Austin, TX as I have never been. What are the safest neighborhoods? And the worst? What is the quality of life like? What do you love most about Austin? And what do you love the least? What is the weather like? I’m from AZ so I am used to the heat but not so much humidity. Is Texas as flat as everyone says it is, as in no mountains just hills? How long does it take you to drive from Austin to the beaches? Feel free to share any other Austin information you know! Thanks!

Administrator answers:

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Texas Austin’s a VERY democratic community with mostly liberal views. The people are pretty healthy so youll see alot of people biking & jogging, lots of parks & bike trails. The city also has a large LGBT community. Its also a good place if you like to party, they have the famous 6th street & live music scene but theres no guarantee that the music is going to be good but its generally ok. Its only an hour away from San Antonio which has tons of attractions. Lots of hipsters, college kids, and potheads(the UT campus is currently trying to legalize smoking small amounts of pot on campus). Austins the MOST expensive city in TX the cost of living is high compared to other major cities in TX, so i wouldnt recommend moving there straight out of HS unless youre going to have decent financial help from parents or ESPECIALLY if youre moving to TX from AZ since the cost of living in AZ is cheaper than TX. Youll have some job competition since alot of people are moving there. Prices are going up cuz business & land owners know the people(especially the younger ones) who really want to move to Austin will take what they can get. Austins also the smallest of the 4 major Texas cities (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin) But its also the fastest growing one. Its undergoing lots of construction. My least favorite part & im not exaggerating, Austins traffic is TERRIBLE you could make horror movie out of it. My favorite part is the openness of it people can freely express themselves in the way they act, dress, talk etc. & its not out of place. Its the place to live if you want to party while your still young & express yourself. UT was actually ranked in the Top Ten best places for college partying.
The weather in Texas is hot in the summer but every once in awhile youll get a nice breeze to go along with it, sometimes humid, it can get to triple digits & its cold in the winter.
There arent mountains, not in the cities or the outskirts of the cities. Austins pretty far from the beach its takes about 5 1/2 hours tops to Corpus Christi TX (the beach).
If youre wanting to stay in a dorm at the UT campus i wouldnt recommend it, its overpriced its basically 1 little room & 2 beds for you & your roomie & youll have to share community bathrooms & showers with the rest of the hall. The room i described is the lowest price room “Shared space with community bath, $8,973″ &thats just the room cost with the meal plan. And thats for the whole school year. Http://www.utexas.edu/student/housing/index.php?site=1&scode=0&id=75
Now i want to tell you about San Antonios university, UTSA. UTSA’s dorms are apartment style which means you get 2 separate bedrooms (you get your own room & your roomie their own room) you get a roomy living room, your own private bathroom complete with a shower(the only person you have to share with is your roomie)& your own kitchen, plus as a bonus in the middle of the dorm buildings theres a huge pool & jacuzzi along with a basketball court, volleyball court & bar-b-que pits. The room i had just described is only $7,011 but youll have to buy the meal plan separately. And this is also for the whole school year. Http://utsa.edu/housing/rates.html
Some info on San Antonio which is only 1 hour & 30 min from Austin & 3 hours from Corpus Christi Tx, (the beach) SAs the CHEAPEST major city in TX. SAs the city with the most attractions including, Six Flags, Sea World, Schlitterbahn, Splash Town, the River Walk in the middle of downtown http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=riverwalk+san+antonio&FORM=AWIR, Botanical Gardens, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, The San Antonio Zoo, Market Square (an amazing outdoor shopping place in downtown SA where you can buy art & cultural related stuff)The Alamo & other missions, a bunch of museums & so many other places. SAs also known for our love of food we have ALOT of restaurants compared to the other cities in TX. We also have the UT Health Science center as well(medical school). There are also 386 bars, 2,675 restaurants, 106 museums &12 colleges. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio The people in here are very nice & laid back the whole city is pretty laid back actually. This is a city where you can fully support yourself with a decent job & live on your own, thats why i chose UTSA over UT & im pre-med & UT’s not the best for premeds compared to UTSA. You never get bored in SA especially during summer.
Some more info on SA in a different Qs i answered, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AoxUfdXxvoR1G7FDHutlSVbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130507104541AAoPi7O
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArneGG62Fd5XnSmYTpaDOvHty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130402160250AAl5bbS

David asks…

If you live in Austin, TX can you help me help my sister?

My sister last week moved to Austin to be with her friend and because she would have better luck finding employment as a photographer then in Asheville, NC. However the friend has now less than a week later basically told her she needs to move out. So do you know any good safe apartments for a young single white girl to live?

Administrator answers:

Depends a lot on your price range and where you work (traffic can be a pain). But not knowing anything else you can check this out.

This map of apartments can give you some idea of rents around town.

Http://everythingaustinapartments.com/

Once you have picked out a few places you can check the crime rates nearby with this site
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/local/spotcrime/index.html/

Daniel asks…

What is the average cost of bills for a 1 bedroom apartment in austin?

Administrator answers:

Austin TX?

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