I have just been accepted into the Seton RN residency and can answer any questions you may have. I will also be creating a post throughout my experience in the residency. Ask away!
So I went apartment searching in Austin.
Well anyway this is what I think of Austin:
First, is much smaller than where I live now which is not a bad thing. No matter where you stay in the city, you are usually ony 20 minutes or less from downtown.
If you've ever been to California and seen those big houses on a hill that can only be accessed by winding roads, guess what? Thats exactly what some areas of Austin is like. It is really a beautiful city. Very hilly.
Housing is a little more expensive than where I'm from. To get a decent 1 bedroom apartment you will have to pay at least $700-750. Where I'm at now, my 1 bedroom is $550 and its not bad. That caught me off guard. I was thinking since its smaller, rent would be cheaper. Oh well.
They have many nonchain restaurants which was a plus for me. The best I tasted so far was Hoover's Cooking. Simply the best downhome southern cooking you could ask for. Cheap and they give you huge servings. But only go to the one on the eastside b/c the one on the north doesnt taste the same.
In scouting the area, I was told to stay away from the south and east sides of town. Those are considered the "bad" or "rough" or "poor" areas. So my apartment locator found me some apartments on the north side of town. Its really nice out there and I'm very excited (just not so excited about paying more for rent).
Took a drive down 6th street and of course it looks like there are a billion clubs and bars to go to. I'm told there always something to do. Plus I heard a few live bands playing (I love live music).
If there is anyone else relocating to Austin or beginning the internship at Seton in June 2011 give me a holler.
Well thats that. I may post later this evening. Peace!
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