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Austin or San Antonio?

Asked by cabrmario (7points) August 9th, 2008 from iPhone

Me and my bf are moving out to TX from KS and we like some opinions about what place it’s best to live in.

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oceansmist's avatar

I lived in San Antonio for over 20 years and loved it over Austin because the traffic, for one, in Austin is horrendous. Don’t get me wrong…traffic in San Antonio has it’s own problems but once you get the gist of the directions and city down, it becomes quite easy and you learn which routes are the best to take. San Antonio also is a big city with all the perks of a large city but at the same time, it has areas that have that “small town feeling” that make it feel so much better because you get the best of both worlds. You also have the benefit of the Hill Country and suburbs nearby like Bandera, Kerrville, New Braunfels (great place to go in the summer to take advantage of Schlitterbahn, the really wonderful water park as well as the rivers to go tubing) and there’s the San Antonio Spurs Basketball Team, which are always fun to watch, SeaWorld, and Fiesta Texas (Six Flags) and many great restaurants as well as the RiverWalk and all the many cultural places to visit. Austin is the music hub of Texas as well as most of the nation other than Nashville and they have lots of cultural advantages and good restaurants as well, but I’m still partial to San Antonio because I’ve been to both places for various lengths of time and San Antonio just keeps coming up on top ever time. But that’s just one Texan’s personal opinion and I hope it gives you a little bit of good info to think about and helps you make such a big decision in your move. Good luck and welcome to Texas when you get here!!!

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

If you’re in your 20’s-early 30’s Austin is the place. Over 35 you might appreciate San Antonio a bit more. Awwww, heck. Austin until you have kids, then San Antonio. Errr…well…until kids are school age Austin, then San Antonio. Honestly, you can’t go wrong.

aisyna's avatar

i live in San Antonio for most of my life and i LOVE it Austin is fun but really exspensive to live there, at least compared to San Antonio. And Austin is close enough to where you can wake up randomy one morning and decide to go to Austin, but i would never live in Austin I love San Antonio

Randy's avatar

I love San Antonio when I visited. I’d go with there. Great place to boogie down. =)

marinelife's avatar

For music, Austin. Now that its trendy, though, it is pricey.

brownlemur's avatar

Austin is a great place to live. I’m in my late 20s and if you like to do things outdoors, see live music, experience eclectic foods, and like to eat while you go to the movies, then Austin may very well be the place for you. Other great things about Austin are Barton Springs, Austin City Limits, the South by Southwest music and film festival, and of course the Pun-Off tournament. The Greenbelt is pretty amazing as well.

The traffic here in Austin can be bad depending on where you live and where you need to go during rush hour. I would recommend commuting by bicycle if possible, but I would prepare for a lot of “Hey Lance! Get off the road!”

aisyna's avatar

San Antonio has 2 theaters where you can eat while watching a movie and we are also getting an alamo draft house, we also amusment parks and a cool zoo, and a lot of history, we have the missons which includes the Alamo, and the riverwalk, also we have the Ripleys belive it or not musem and that place it really cool.

breedmitch's avatar

Live in San Marcos or New Branufels and have ther best of both worlds. I was raised in San Marcos, so I’m biased. :)

aisyna's avatar

ya but san marcos is kinda boring unless ur going to college

breedmitch's avatar

Really? I could spend days at the river when I was your age, but that was before the interweb, back when video games were housed in upright machines that you had to go to an arcade to play. :)

gooch's avatar

Austin hands down. My brother lives there and its great. We visit San Antonio it is cool but not like Austin there is so much to do all the time.

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