It's looking very likely that come May 2011 I'll be heading to somewhere between San Antonio and Austin. Kinda aiming at the Kyle/Buda areas or San Marcos though I'm not set on anyplace in particular right now. Game plan is, drive down, get apartment, take a month to get my bearings, and move forward from there, bringing the rest of the family down in the fall once things are stable for me. I'm trying to figure out a lot remotely, so need all the intel I can get. Where are good places to look for an apartment? Criteria is: pet friendly (3 cats and a lizard) (Not needed immediately, but eventually), safe (not looking for dirt cheap but must sleep under kevlar or bar windows), quiet, affordable. Internet is a must! What do the bills look like? Gas (heat/cooking), Electric, Water, Garbage, Sewer rates? Any other bills I'm missing? Any local malls, shopping centers or plazas? Bookstores like Borders or Barnes n Nobel? Chain portrait studios like Portrait Innovations or Picture People? Feel free to PM me if you'd prefer. I'm trying to budget for a big move, and plan a starting point. Thanks!