Hello Texans! So here I am in Boston, Mass. finishing my degree in Music Education and Business. But the boys and I (boyfriend and dog) are planning on moving to Austin in a year and a half. We think it's the best mix of good weather, good jobs for us both, green space/dog friendly, affordable housing, friendly/weird people, eco-friendly, etc! Well, we're coming to Austin in March for a visit, and we have everything planned to see all the sights, etc. We are looking to buy our first house (not condo or apt) when we move, so we want to check out a few neighborhoods while there in March. As first time home buyers and with starting new jobs etc. we are hoping to find something in the 150-250 thousand range. You know, just something to start us off. But not a fixer-upper in a bad neighborhood. That being said, what are the best neighborhoods? We are looking to be within 5 miles of downtown because we are both huge into biking and city life, and would like to commute to work by bike every day we can, and keep the driving down to a minimum. Everyone tells me South Austin (78704) is the way to go for us, because people are a little bit left of center there, and it has a life of it's own. But I haven't heard of anywhere to stay away from or. . other neighborhoods! Anyway, you get the point. I need guidance! Help Prius drivers!