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Old 05-27-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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They have things in common, but I know they offer different amenities (as well as overall size). From everything I'ver read and heard from locals, weather is similar for both. In your opinion which is better for:

Families/Schools but a cool spot for younger parents too

Walkable downtown with nice variety in restaurants, pubs, shops, etc

Lower crime

Home options in the 200-250k range (sidewalks, good neighborhoods for young kids)

Nice recreational activities- outdoor and indoor

Please share your opinions!
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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I just noticed your post here. You would probably get more feedback posting this in the Colorado forum.

I'm very familiar with Fort Collins, but only vaguely familiar with "the Springs". FC has the benefits of being easier to get around due to being so much smaller, less crime, and more similarity in people/neighborhoods/landscape. CS is much larger, has many more jobs, and probably has much more variety and things to do.

Negatives for FC are a poor job market (in my opinion), and sort of a bland and boring choice of extracurricular activities. CS negatives might be more crime and possible friction among different groups of people. There is a large military presence there too, and I hear people complain that they are often pushy and rude, and often get preferential treatment from employers. But it would be good to confirm that with people who actually live in that area.

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Old 05-29-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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I just noticed your post here. You would probably get more feedback posting this in the Colorado forum.

I'm very familiar with Fort Collins, but only vaguely familiar with "the Springs". FC has the benefits of being easier to get around due to being so much smaller, less crime, and more similarity in people/neighborhoods/landscape. CS is much larger, has many more jobs, and probably has much more variety and things to do.

Negatives for FC are a poor job market (in my opinion), and sort of a bland and boring choice of extracurricular activities. CS negatives might be more crime and possible friction among different groups of people. There is a large military presence there too, and I hear people complain that they are often pushy and rude, and often get preferential treatment from employers. But it would be good to confirm that with people who actually live in that area.
Agreed, post in the CO forum. Somewhat apples and oranges. Military vs. College Town. The Springs is quite a bit larger (685,000 metro vs. 310,000) and relatively self-contained.

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