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ETA: I've just changed the name of my post to reflect my biggest question. Can I afford Austin. I did a search on MLS databases and it seems the Southwest portion of Austin is very, very expensive. Then, thinking real estate would be cheaper farther out west, I did a search in Dripping Springs, Bee Cave, etc. Um, yeah, NOT cheaper.
So, if my partner gets a job on Bee Caves Rd. near the Mo-Pac, can we live there and keep our housing costs below $225,000? See below for details about what kind of place we are looking for. In short, gay friendly with secular homeshooling support and access to nature.
Yes, I'm the same one who posted about Georgetown/Round Rock but NOW my partner has an interview in Austin. If she got this job, she'd be on Bee Caves near Rt. 1 (between Rt. 1 and 360).
Could you tell me some areas to look at for housing? Here's a little about me to give you a feel of what kind of area we'd like: secular homeschoolers, lesbian, 2 kids, medium on the crunchy scale (i.e. gentle discipline, co-sleeping but we like our take-out pizza too and my kids wear clothes from Target).
Our price range for housing is about $200-$225 (could do up to $250 if it was perfect) though we'd like to rent for about a year. I'd LOVE to have some land where the kids can catch frogs and walk in the woods or be close to a nature park that offers that (close meaning walking or biking) distance. I'd like my partner to have a commute of less than 30 minutes but up to 40 is okay if it means we have a better place to live.
I do NOT want to be close to the nightlife as I'll be home reading at night. I do NOT want to be around drunk college students as I worked and lived at a University for 6 years and had my fill (not to mention the fill in college). We don't need to be in a gay mecca or a liberal haven but we need to be accepted and welcomed and not alone.
I want to be around nice people, have like-minded friends, have friends for my kids who are also homeschooled (my kids are 6 and 3), know other lesbian families, be accepted and supported in a quiet, safe, neighborhood.
Does this exist? If so, what's the address?