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Old 07-21-2017, 09:25 PM
 
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If you were a single male 34 years old, and had a choice to live between the DFW (Dallas Fort Worth Texas) or Colorado Springs? Which would you chose? I have a good job in Colorado Springs as a teacher, but some family wants me to move back to the DFW area. I once lived there for nearly 17 years until some of my family moved to Colorado Springs. I'm kind of baffled. My family doesn't live here, most of my friends moved or have been busy since they are married with kids. I want to be closer to my brother and I don't mind the DFW area. Just am kind of confused. Colorado Springs is a great area but don't know if I want to stay here forever. The views are great, I don't do marijuana, and the weather is awesome. But DFW maybe has better jobs? I'm in the educator sector as a high school math teacher. Kind of depressed without so many friends or family around.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Sounds like you miss your family. Move back. You followed them up here previously, so follow them back there now.

IMO, DFW vs Cos, is not a comparison. They are totally different in every way.
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Maybe you should consider making the move up I-25 to Denver. I've only been to Colorado Springs a few times, but every time I've been, it's felt like if someone isn't involved with the military, they're 70+ years old. If you're born & raised in the area, then I understand it's home (and you're right, the mountains nearby are gorgeous), but if you're an outsider who has moved to Colorado Springs without a real connection to the area, it's struck me as an area which may be tough to become accustomed to.

Denver is younger and more vibrant, and it's booming as far as jobs go. It's an easy place to like, and you'll have plenty to keep you occupied along with a lot of transplants who are discovering the city just like you. However if you're looking to be near your family, then definitely get back to DFW. No matter what, based on your post it sounds like you'd be best served if your time in Colorado Springs comes to an end. Time for a fresh start.
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Old 07-22-2017, 02:40 AM
 
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There's a huge size difference between Colorado Springs and DFW. Denver is barely comparable to Dallas alone.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:29 PM
 
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I would choose the Metroplex.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Denver
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There's a huge size difference between Colorado Springs and DFW. Denver is barely comparable to Dallas alone.
Size-wise yes, but I'll take Denver over Dallas 10 times out of 10.
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:32 AM
 
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DFW easy.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Size-wise yes, but I'll take Denver over Dallas 10 times out of 10.
Denver was never part of the thread until you brought it up.

Unless scenery and outdoor activities are a huge part of the equation, I don't see how Dallas isn't superior in every possible way.
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Denver was never part of the thread until you brought it up.

Unless scenery and outdoor activities are a huge part of the equation, I don't see how Dallas isn't superior in every possible way.
I agree with this post.
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'm kind of baffled. My family doesn't live here, most of my friends moved or have been busy since they are married with kids. I want to be closer to my brother and I don't mind the DFW area. Just am kind of confused. Colorado Springs is a great area but don't know if I want to stay here forever.

Core the issue is above whether it is in Cos, or Denver for that matter. The OP followed family to Cos, they left, his friends are bailing or changing their lives and they want to be closer to family. Decision is made, their fishing for confirmation.
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