Review of Austin, Texas

Austin is overrated
Star Rating - 11/13/2019
Moved after a week. It’s a crowded, busy, expensive, dirty place to live. I don’t understand the good reviews of living in Austin. To get to work it was over an hour each way from round rock to Austin. I got honked at for letting a pedestrian cross the street, evidently I was expected to run them over. My co-workers were expected to work from home due to the Austin traffic. Property taxes are very high, even in small towns 30 miles away property taxes were around $800 - $1,000 per month. Most people can not afford to live in Austin so they look in small towns outside of the city. Even in small Historic towns like Georgetown You can’t get away from the crush of people & traffic. It’s all tore up with road construction & toll roads are the norm. For lunch it was $80 for BBQ for four people & not a lot of food. Everything is brown and dirty looking nothing green or pretty. If you don’t enjoy crowds, traffic or the high cost of living you won’t like Austin.
Johnathan | Aurora, CO
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"Moved after a week." Most people call this 'a vacation'.
Bartholomew | Minneapolis, MN

The guy who said most people call this vacation doesn’t live in Austin he lives in Minneapolis Minnesota & just looking to insult people, he’s probably never actually been to Austin. Want to know the truth? Read my review before you move to the Hell Hole of Austin. If you want to call it a vacation it was the worst vacation of my life & I’ll never go back. Never a place that I’d want to live for sure.
Johnathan | Aurora, CO

I moved to Austin from Minneapolis in April of 2018. That was the best decision I have ever made! I love it in Texas. The weather is warmer, the people are nicer and even though this site says cost of living is higher in Texas. My rent is cheaper as are my utilities. Texas is awesome! I never want to go back to Minnesota!
Nathan | Leander, TX
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