“Hi, I’m a camera operator from LA and I’m thinking of moving to Austin. Is that a smart idea?”
“Hi, I’m a writer from LA and got totally burnt out. Do you think Austin will be a good place for me to write?”
Hi, my name is Lauren and I moved to Austin from Los Angeles.
Yes, it’s true.
I’m one of them.
One of the people you make the above bumper sticker about and place them all over town.
Since moving to Austin, the aforementioned sentences are all questions I’ve heard repeatedly over the past two years. In fact, during the beginning of the 2010, I was fielding at least 2-3 phone calls a week at the production company I worked for, in addition to the frequent inquiries from friends and blogger buddies.
This year’s South by Southwest Interactive even held a panel for creatives, titled, “Making the Move from California to Austin“.
So why are Angelenos moving to Austin?
In generalizing fashion: (more…)