we are looking at properties and had originally planned to focus on southwest austin (we really like the travis country neighborhood) because of its proximity to downtown plus the suburban shopping available and good schools.
however, our realtor threw a wrench into our plan when he showed us this amazing property in cat mountain that's at the top of our price range but incredible. the doubts i had about that neighborhood are that it doesn't seem like its close to anything except downtown. this may sound stupid but i really love Lifetime Fitness and had soo looked forward to working out there when we moved to Austin. I probably won't work out there anymore if we live there and I still have to get stuck in traffic to go to Target, Costco, the mall etc.
Obviously, i haven't lived in Austin very long so I was wondering what you all thought about the two areas and any pluses/minuses that I hadn't thought of.