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Old 06-29-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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For whoever lives in Colorado Springs, I have a few questions since I'm thinking of leaving AZ & am considering other places to live. My questions are

1. Is the snow too bad in the winter? (How much on average does it get in DEC/JAN?) How long does it last (from what month to what month) on average?

2. How much (average) does the land cost (farm/recreational; 10 to 100 acres)?

3. In general, how friendly are the people?

4. Is there a lot of rural areas or open space?

Thank You
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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For whoever lives in Colorado Springs, I have a few questions since I'm thinking of leaving AZ & am considering other places to live. My questions are

1. Is the snow too bad in the winter? (How much on average does it get in DEC/JAN?) How long does it last (from what month to what month) on average?

2. How much (average) does the land cost (farm/recreational; 10 to 100 acres)?

3. In general, how friendly are the people?

4. Is there a lot of rural areas or open space?

Thank You

1. It really doesn't snow that much here. For the most part, it's a snow in the morning/melted by afternoon thing here in the Springs. Every now and then you'll get a heavy snow or even blizzard, but that is few and far between. Dec and Jan are actually the lightest months during winter. We get a lot more in Mar and Apr. This is anecdotally speaking mind you. Here's the official snow averages from NOAA:

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Jan 5.2"
Feb 4.8"
Mar 9.3"
Apr 6.7"
May 1.5"
Jun T
Jul T
Aug T
Sep 1.0"
Oct 3.4"
Nov 5.4"
Dec 5.1"
Annual 42.4"


2. I have no idea. You might need to check with a realtor.

3. Just about everybody here is friendly except me. Ok, just joking. It depends on how you define friendly I suppose. If you mean like "Howdy y'all" like back home (for me) in Texas, then you might find folks a bit stand-offish compared to that. If you are comparing it to Boston or New York City, then this is a very friendly place...know what I mean? Folks are nice enough here for me.

4. Go east young man! That's where the acerage is at. All along that US 24 and 94 corridor heading east of the Springs.

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Old 06-29-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Search realtor.com for areas like Peyton, Calhan, Ramah, Simla, Yoder, Rush and Limon and you'll see lots of acreage out on the plains.

It's cheap, but not much there but open space.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Just about everybody here is friendly...It depends on how you define friendly I suppose. If you mean like "Howdy y'all" like back home (for me) in Texas, then you might find folks a bit stand-offish compared to that. If you are comparing it to Boston or New York City, then this is a very friendly place...know what I mean? Folks are nice enough here for me.
If you're comparing it to places like northern Virginia, people here are REALLY friendly. I haven't even been here quite a month, and settle on a house tomorrow, and I think I've struck up more conversations in the past 24 days than I did in northern Virginia in the past 2 years. And I'm not the most outgoing of people. And, in stores, I find much more of a service-oriented attitude than I did back in VA, also.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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Think about the Falcon area (80831 zip). You can get city amenities but also acreage. Lot sizes range from postage stamp to 35 acres.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: colorado springs summer/east valley Az winter
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from someone with some experience in each place~ the amount of open space in Colorado springs is just a little more than Phoenix area east valley.

People here are about 100% more freindly than in Phoenix east valley~ just love the change as OI get tired of east valley citizens bitching about how we seniors are clogging the roads by driving the speed limits, etc. Haven't had anyone give me the finger wave while driving in CS and haven't had anyone try to run over me since I've been here! Only thing Az east valley has going for it is the freindliness of other snowbirds and fairly nice winter weather~ but I'm sure I could get by here in CS just fine.

I live in what to CS is the very worst neighborhood and its much safer here than in my gated comunity in Az~ much less in the general economy!


COL is higher here but the freindliness of the people makes uip for it!
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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How far away from the city do you want to live? Do you want a well already on the land? You can find 10+ acres from $26,000 to a million. IT depends on what you are looking for and how far away you want to live. If you can give more details we can give you a better idea.
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