Helpful piece for anyone relocating, thank you for sharing!
I think Teleport ( https://teleport.org/ ) is very relevant to this list as well. Intuitive tool to decide where to move in order to avoid being unhappy in your new city :)
It is beyond belief that you, a 10 year plus resident, tell the new arrivals to go away in your indignant, crass manner. As a life time resident, I think you should go away. The city of Austin is not unlike other meccas of the world. I recommend you chill out, smoke some pot and listen to some live music while eating a large Mexican vanilla ice cream at Amy’s.
Enjoyable read from your personal experiences, thank you for sharing.
A lot of people have to relocate to another city/country during their career, so this could be another mistake – moving somewhere you don’t like.. We at Teleport help people find their best cities to live according to their personal preferences. Pretty sure you would find this interesting: https://teleport.org/