Here they come. First it was the tech companies coming to Dallas and Austin, now it’s the fucking movie people?
Hollywood stars are leaving Tinseltown behind to recast their lives in Austin, Texas.
What comes next? Did you have to ask?
Yet even those accustomed to Austin’s growing pains have been stunned by the pandemic’s fallout, which rocketed housing prices by 43 percent in one year — the steepest climb of any major metro area in the country. Tales abound of home sellers being bombarded with all-cash offers the moment a property hits the market. During the first half of the year, 1,440 Austin-area houses sold for more than $100,000 over asking (versus 22 houses in the same period the previous year).
Here’s the good news, though. Leaving L.A. for Austin is like jumping from a pile of dogshit into a pile of cowshit.
The homeless problem created by Adler and the city council has had a decidedly negative impact on the city and its residents. Crime involving homeless suspects has seen a drastic increase over the past two years.
To make matters worse, the “defund the police initiative” and the anti-police sentiment that has been encouraged by the far-left politicians that govern Austin have pushed an alarming number of officers to resign or move to other departments. Each of these factors has contributed to making the city less safe, but the city council and Mayor Steve Adler don’t seem to care.
Welcome to Los Angeles-lite, assholes.