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Old 06-19-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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Where are the places to live with good Mt. views but that are safe, good schools, good people? If I'm moving to Colorado for two or three years I want a view and to experience it all the way. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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In Colorado Springs the best mountain views in my opinion only, other people probubly have different opinions on this because different people like different vantage points are more on the north-east side of Colorado Springs where the altitude is a bit higher. Out towards the east library is on a hill and those homes out there have nice views, Erindale just to the west of there has very good mountain views and more pine trees then up towards the east library.

Also, Black Forest has some good views but the mountains will seem a bit more distant but you will see of the mountain range and from a different angle then the rest of the city and its very foresty up there. Black Forest is a bit east so thats the views are different are while the mountain isnt as close you can see more of it.

Other good areas for mountain views are around the Old Farm area very good views and on the clear days can even see some of the mountain areas to the south. Thats mainly Austin Bluffs where it gets hilly.

Generally, North-east Colorado Springs has the most dramatic views of Pikes Peak and some the southern ranges in my opinion.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:10 AM
 
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You have to just come here and look to find out what is best for you. I had my mind all set on moving to the North West! All set! and then once I got here and found a great old home to rent in the South West I am all set to stay here! I love it. My street has alot of trees and is in the deep woods. We have bears and mountain lions and deer come on my lawn .....Its amazing. I can't wait to see the bears. My neighbors said there are a few that come on our lawns. A big boy bear and a mama and a few cubs!

Are you renting for now? Maybe find a hotel that has a kitchen and stay a few weeks in it and check out the town. You really have to be here to decide. I actually still do love the North West as well and if i had to move there I would not mind! I love the west......I am not a fan of the East of C/S as it is flat and does not seem like you are in the mountains. But we are all different and alot of people choose to live there. Im sure it must be nice. I still have not visited Black Forest etc........

Have fun...moving is really something.

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Old 06-20-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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You have to just come here and look to find out what is best for you. I had my mind all set on moving to the North West! All set! and then once I got here and found a great old home to rent in the South West I am all set to stay here! I love it. My street has alot of trees and is in the deep woods. We have bears and mountain lions and deer come on my lawn .....Its amazing. I can't wait to see the bears. My neighbors said there are a few that come on our lawns. A big boy bear and a mama and a few cubs!

Are you renting for now? Maybe find a hotel that has a kitchen and stay a few weeks in it and check out the town. You really have to be here to decide. I actually still do love the North West as well and if i had to move there I would not mind! I love the west......I am not a fan of the East of C/S as it is flat and does not seem like you are in the mountains. But we are all different and alot of people choose to live there. Im sure it must be nice. I still have not visited Black Forest etc........

Have fun...moving is really something.

Remember they ARE wild animals and dangerous, not pets. Momma bears are very protective as all animal mothers, even Bambi. I am sure you are excited about it and they need not be a problem if you don't add to it by inviting them in, whether on purpose or unaware of doing so. My daughter lives in the SW area near Broadmoor also. She was raised with and near these same wild animals from skunks to lions and bears. So she knows what to do and not to do. But even so can make a mistake such as not checking the yd well before taking the dog out at night. Please just be aware. I am not criticizing you for being excited. But too many people just don't think and the result is disastrous for the animal as well as the human. Enjoy the wildlife---from afar.

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Old 06-20-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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I can see Pikes Peak from HWY 470 when traveling from Denver airport, about 60 miles distant....you can see the mountains and Pikes Peak from just about anywhere. Some building lots will carry a markup in price if the view is especially good.

I'm near Pine Creek HS, pix of Pikes Peak and the front range that I've posted were taken from my home, that will give you a good idea of what the views are like. See: http://www.city-data.com/forum/color...intensive.html

Only place that doesn't get a good view, IMO, is on the west side of the I-25 corridor, as you are up against the hills and when you look out you only see the hill behind you, but there are some views even from the west side of town, just depends on location location location. IMO, best views, newest homes, best highway and driving access is on the east side.

To over simplify a bit, visualize a valley. Down the middle at the lowest level runs I-25, Fountain Creek and the railroads. To the west is the Front Range and Pikes Peak, and to the east, a long gentle upslope for about 2-3 miles and most anything on that upslope has a view, although there a few sunken pockets of space that have no view of the mountains.

s/Mike

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Old 06-20-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Bastrop, TX near Austin
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found a great old home to rent in the South West I am all set to stay here!
What zip is that house located in? Out of curiousity
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Bastrop, TX near Austin
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yeah, I think it's zip 80906. Someone told me that I shouldn't live near S. Nevada Ave so I stopped looking at that area. Do you know why he would say that?
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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yeah, I think it's zip 80906. Someone told me that I shouldn't live near S. Nevada Ave so I stopped looking at that area. Do you know why he would say that?
Used to be the walking strip etc. Several 1 hr motels etc. Nothing to worry about during the day. I don't believe it has changed as far as I know.
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:56 AM
 
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Thank you all so much. I love this site. Mike, pics were great. I am an avid photographer that is the one thing I am very excited about. We currently live in Florida, 80% humidity today. I can't wait to see mts. and feel cold.
I will check out the areas recomended, thanks.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:09 AM
 
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Thanks for the reminders. I am very paranoid and at night when we go to the car I look all around me and make noise....I know better then to make friends with bears or leave food out... But i can see why you posted this as I bet alot move here or visit here and just act a fool. I used to go camping alot and the rangers told me stories of how dumb people can be with leaving food out and some dummies leave food in their tents I guess made my post sound as if I was totally not aware of the mountains. Typical of internet message board

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Remember they ARE wild animals and dangerous, not pets. Momma bears are very protective as all animal mothers, even Bambi. I am sure you are excited about it and they need not be a problem if you don't add to it by inviting them in, whether on purpose or unaware of doing so. My daughter lives in the SW area near Broadmoor also. She was raised with and near these same wild animals from skunks to lions and bears. So she knows what to do and not to do. But even so can make a mistake such as not checking the yd well before taking the dog out at night. Please just be aware. I am not criticizing you for being excited. But too many people just don't think and the result is disastrous for the animal as well as the human. Enjoy the wildlife---from afar.
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