When we were first thinking about moving to Austin, my wife and I were finished with school and looking for new jobs in a new city. We knew that we wanted a city with a vibrant culture, with plenty of good restaurants and bars. Cost of living was a factor as well, as we wanted to be somewhere where we could eventually buy a home and put down roots. We first visited Austin in January of 2013 and stayed at the wonderful Hotel San Jose. All my research online had indicated that the SoCo neighborhood was the hip place to live. While staying at the hotel we rented bike, and rode around the city on a sunny 55 degree day. Coming from Salt Lake City the weather felt downright balmy. Our bike riding took us al