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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 4.3    Calmness: 3.7    Helpfulness: 3.9   
Intellectualness: 4.3    Neatness: 3.3    Outgoingness: 4.4   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.09    Calmness: 3.08    Helpfulness: 2.98   
Intellectualness: 3.26    Neatness: 3.31    Outgoingness: 3.25   

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Name: | Age: 20 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 78759 | Resident for: 1-7 days | Added on: 2007-07-03
Artisticness: 5   Calmness: 3   Helpfulness: 5   Intelligence: 5   Neatness: 5   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Austin?
Everything, this city is so unlike its neighbor San Antonio. It's environmentally responsible, everyone is laidback, home to Whole Foods Landmarks store, many many things to do everywhere, nice shops, very clean city, never a dull moment. Has a good job economy. The music scene is awesome.
What do you dislike about Austin?
The traffic can be bad, but where isn't it?
What are your favorite parts of the city to
live and/or hang out in?
Downtown, N. Austin
How expensive is it?
Average for Texas
Is it safe?
I'd say so, just stay away from E. Austin
How is the weather?
Hot and humid during the summer, cool during the winter (perfect)
Additional thoughts?
Austin is the place to be if you want to move to a city that is "with it", in touch with reality, not generic and boring like San Antonio, and everyone is so laid back. I don't know what everyone is talking about recist police...i'm mexican and have never had a problem with them anywher in Austin. I visit Austin every month or so. It's nice that San Antonio (where I live) is so close to Austin.


Name: Kathryn | Age: 21 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 78748 | Resident for: 2 years | Added on: 2008-04-22
Artisticness: 5   Calmness: 3   Helpfulness: 4   Intelligence: 5   Neatness: 1   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Austin? - Raised in O.C., Cal. for the majority of my life, I came to Austin for only one reason. School. Without realizing it, I start loving the vibe and what makes Austin, Austin. The people is nice, the traffic has its ups and downs, etc. the list goes on.
What do you dislike about Austin? -Like any other major cities, the traffic sucks. However, over time, I learn when to avoid traffic. Oh and be prepared to see a lot of homeless people (although they are friendly) you will see them everywhere downtown.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? -I live southwest of Austin and am loving it, the view is gorgeous and the greenery is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. Downtown would be a nice place to hang out and "party" but I wouldn't recommend living there (mostly because the cost is ridiculous and not worth it).
How expensive is it? -Downtown area clothing is pricey and most are not even brand names, but I would say, overall, it's median.
Is it safe? -Honestly, Austin is like any other big city, the only thing I can say is... if you are looking for trouble, it's there-I'm not saying that you want it, just letting you know it's there. Just don't think that any car that is "fixed" up nicely is not going to get stolen, that leaving your purse out in the open and unaware of it is not going to get stolen, etc. It's all about safety precautions. Like I said earlier, I came from Cali and by taking precautions and know my surrounding, I have not had any trouble- beside getting awful slur remark and getting grope at.
How is the weather? -Odd and unpredictable. rain one minute, sunny the next.
Additional thoughts? - Highly recommended. Oh and the following advice is for prospective students: If you are like me, a prospective pre med student or any other hard major, be prepare to be serious and know how to balance out your agenda. I know so many students who major in engineering and ended up changing their major because they party too much. I even know students who graduated top of their class and end up failing in college! Have fun but know when to stop.


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