Let me tell you, I wish I was in Austin! My best friend lives there and works, I think, for an agency that contracts almost exclusively with Seton. She floats around, goes where she wants when she wants, and once gave me a truly nauseating quote of her take-home pay one weekend! She had her 1st baby 17 months ago and has an enviable work schedule.
Austin is really beautiful- 2 lakes, lots of great restaurants, near San Antonio & a lot of other tourist attractions, low crime and unemployment rates, VERY dog-friendly (just never, ever, ever leave your dog in the car in the summertime w/ the windows cracked open. People will leave you harshly worded notes on your windshield)
I can sum up working in Austin, I think, in 1 sentence: My best friend told me once that if her husband, who makes pretty dang good $$, suddenly lost his job, they would eat out less often but she could support the 2 of them on what she makes ($1200 mortgage, 2 car payments, 2 jet skis)
I live in NM (temporarily, please, God!) and would be hard put to support myself on what I make!!
Good luck w/ your decsion, and come back if you have any further questions!