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Old 06-28-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Oviedo, Florida
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Can someone give me some guidance on the best part of Colorado Springs to focus on for a possible relocation from Florida. My wife and I are originally from the Northeast so we're no strangers to cold weather. Florida is getting to hot in the summer and we're trying to plan ahead. We have two sons ages 15 and 11 and we of course want a good school district. Since we're considering the possibility that one or both of them would eventually attend UCCS it would make sense to locate close enough to the campus to save on room and board. Commuting is not an issue as I'm bringing my work with me. As long as I have broadband, telephone and fax I can telecommute to my office in Florida. Any ideas?
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Craparron Hills,CO
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I would suggest 80907 or 80918,as those are the zips around UCCS...District 11 and District 20 are the 2 school districts around that area,and they have good schools all around the area in those zips...
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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Zip 80920 with District 20 schools. Best for middle income types. Lots of info here on these, use the Search Tool. Great living here.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Oviedo, Florida
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Thanks a lot!
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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Hi,
I too have small kids and am considering moving to Colorado Springs from all of the positive comments I have read. Now regarding what 'zip codes' would be best.... I have no knowledge yet of where the best schools are or best neighborhoods (which I would like to know) but I DID FIND OUT THIS....where NOT to live
and see where all the perverted sickos live, so you can hopefully avoid as many as possible). I ran all the zip codes (and there were tons for CS). The worst 80907 (there are 87 sex offenders alone in that zip), 80909 (90 there), 80916 (70 there), 80906 (95 there)!! In the zip codes 80924-80997 there were hardly any (0-4 of them). I would base where I would want to live on these statistics. Wish they would just lock them all up and throw away the key instead of having them live right in our neighborhoods with our small and innocent children - It is a disgrace truly that this can go on. Anyways, if anyone knows of good schools in the zips with out these 'known' perverts, please let us families know !! Thanks.

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Old 07-01-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Craparron Hills,CO
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Not that I commonly advocate for CS(personal reasons),I will tell you that 80907 is a HUGE area that is at least 20 miles wide and 15 long,so 87 sickos,where you can personally keep track of where they are and who they are is a plus...I did grow up in the Springs from the time I was in elementary school up,and I know the 80907 area well,and I went to high school in the 80909 area...around here as well,they have databases where the offenders live right down to their address,and if by some chance they have a felony offender getting out of jail and moving ANYWHERE in this town,they have meetings and have it on the news to warn people sometimes more than a month in advance of an oncoming offender.I too would love to see them put away and toss the key,but sadly in this country nowadays,a person can beat a child to death and get 10 years in prison for "child abuse resulting in death" rather than life imprisonment for murder,and somehow sex offenders get to breathe free air after they "serve their debt to society"...c'est la vie...
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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Not that I commonly advocate for CS(personal reasons),I will tell you that 80907 is a HUGE area that is at least 20 miles wide and 15 long,so 87 sickos,where you can personally keep track of where they are and who they are is a plus...(

I 2nd this - the areas you are referring to are very large and you would do better to find out about specific neighboorhoods/areas of town to avoid rather than going by zip code alone. I would say - Northeast & Northwest parts of the city (Rockrimmon, Gleneagle, Northgate, Briargate) and Southwest (Cheyenne Mtn & Broadmoor areas) are ideal for safety & quality housing. The "Powers corridor" also has some nice, newer houseing but it is also very crowded & you may see more petty crime there. It depends much on the individual neighboorhood.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Michiganbornandproud! Where in MI are you from!? My husband and I are graduates of Freeland by Saginaw, though wouldn't claim Saginaw for anything. Anyways, We are looking to retire from military in the COS area. My husband is a HUGE Red Wings fan. He's worried he'll get beat up if he wears his Red Wing gear. What's your take!
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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UCCS is very centrally located in Colorado Springs, and is very much a commuter school. If you read the threads on this forum you will see a general consensus of schools to look into.....District 20, District 11 (some) and District 12 Cheyenne Meadows if you have LOTS of money :-) We are in 80918 which actually splits, some homes are in D20, some are in D11. We are one of the homes in D20 and love the schools, the neighborhood. Make sure you find a kid friendly street as your kids will hate you if you move somewhere and they have nobody to hang out with :-)
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yes, and commutting to UCCS isn't a big problem. I am wrapping up my second masters from there and I live in the Fountain Valley area, south end of town. It takes me about 20 minutes to get to school.
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