Although the cost of housing has continued to rise in recent years, Austin, Texas, is also a great place to start a family. School districts in and around Austin are considered to be some of the best in the state, and there are plenty of events for kids to keep their kids entertained all year long. The Austin Parks Foundation organizes Movies in the Park during the warmer months of the year, and places like The Thinkery and Peter Pan Minigolf will make any child smile. This rural, affordable neighborhood will remind you that you're still in Texas without losing Austin's influence.
No city is perfect and Austin, Texas, has its flaws like any other, but the people who live here can attest that those flaws are more than offset by the quality of life Austin has to offer. According to the report, Austin attracts transplants from other states, in part because Texas does not have a personal or corporate income tax. It seems that you have experienced some hostility because of your assumption that people who come to Austin and other parts of Texas are bringing a different point of view than you.