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Old 09-06-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
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Smile Hollywood Couple Moving to Austin in Brand new '09 A/S. Need Advice

My wife and I Live on Hollywood Blvd. in the most exciting area of Los Angeles. WE ARE SICK OF IT! Today we purchased a Brand new A/S 28' International CCD. We are having it custom built and expect delivery in 3-5 weeks. We are getting rid of everything we own and moving into it Full-Time. We are currently looking for property near Austin Texas. Until then we are looking for a temporary rv park we can live in for a few months until me make a land purchase. I need help finding the right place to live, where we can park it and live. any suggestions?

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Old 09-06-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
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No suggestions, just a welcome to the forums! I'm sure some of our Texas members will have lots of helpful information for you.

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Old 09-06-2008, 11:22 PM   #3
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Hey fellow Angelino!

I lived in Laurel Canyon for years and then went nuts and moved to the Suburban ghetto.

What part of the world do you want to stay in while you look for dirt?
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 09-07-2008, 02:06 AM   #4
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sorry, we are looking for a good temporary rv park in the Austin area while searching for property. A place that would allow us to stay for 2-3 months.
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:55 AM   #5
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sorry, we are looking for a good temporary rv park in the Austin area while searching for property. A place that would allow us to stay for 2-3 months.
I don't know if this will be close enough for you:
If not, there are a couple more in Texas that may be closer to where you want to go.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:16 AM   #6
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Welcome from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Your are undertaking quite an adventure, best of luck.

I'm not personally familiar with any campgrounds in the Austin area. I would start with RV and Tent Camping, RV Rentals, Campground Directories - Woodall's and querry RV campgrounds within 25 miles of Austin.

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How did you settle on Austin? Do you have to be in commuting distance? That was my favorite small city of 90,000 when I was growing up in S.A. Time has done a lot -- including greatly increasing interest in rural acreage.

In May I drove 290 west of Austin and then southwest down FM-165 toward Blanco. By looks there is a mighty nice private campground on the river as you near Blanco. Seemed to be the type of place snowbirds would be attracted to. Don't know anything about it though.

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Old 09-07-2008, 08:07 AM   #8
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One of the most interesting camp grounds in America is right in Downtown AUSTIN, along the river. It's the PECAN GROVE, doing their bit to Help Keep Austin Weird.

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we are a bit ahead of you. we moved here (austin) from santa cruz about three years ago. we bought land and built our home our way. we have a blog that tracked the progress of our home build but has sort of morphed into a day to day life of life in austin and living in a modern/green home w/ it's bohemian inhabitants; also our airstream habit.

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as noted above, pecan grove is THE place to stay. BUT, it's not easy to get into. my mom has been on the waiting list for two years. you will have better luck getting a short term spot there. otherwise, just about your only option will be

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feel free to contact me if I can help in any way.

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Old 09-07-2008, 08:27 AM   #10
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btw, it can be a myth that the living is cheaper in tx. new CA arrivals every day buy a huge home far out. but RE here close to the things that make living in austin great (live music, restaurants, art galleries etc) can cost just as much or more than most CA locations. cost of building custom is $200 per sq ft and up, and a a teardown in a good location can be 500k. of course, the prices fall fast the further you get from downtown. some beautiful land in hays county (dripping springs/wimberley/ hamilton pool) can still be attained at sane prices... anyhow, give me a call if you want to talk RE.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:48 AM   #11
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There's a new RV park on Hudson Bend Rd at Lake Travis (west of Austin) which has all the amenities.

La Hacienda RV Resort

Austin is no longer cheap (actually it hasn't been in a long time) - the great influx of international money here has sent the cost of everything way up (except wages).
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:17 PM   #12
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CK out Horseshoe Bay on lake LBJ. It is near Marble Falls. 45min from Austin. A great place on the Lake, worth a look! Lake LBJ is the only constant level lake in the series of lakes flowing through Austin.
Horseshoe Bay is a resort area with Country Club, with 3 out of the top 5 golf courses in Texas. Good Luck
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Wonder how Austin did in Hurricane Ike...?
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It's too bad that Austin hasn't been part of Texas since the late 1970's. That said, one may need to scout an hour or more out from the city (non rush hour) to find a campground that is amenable, and to keep in mind that traffic in the metro area is terrible as there are few main roads that flow well (I'd rather drive in Dallas or Houston any day so far as commuting is concerned; assuming that one lives IN the city). It may be that a park waaay out is best, but that one has a decent breakfast place to start the day closer in to the worksite (the sort of choice I made in re-doing some houses in Dallas).

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