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Old 08-16-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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Hello hello,
My boyfriend has been offerend a job over at Fort Carson so we're going to be moving out there around October. We're looking for something that doesn't have a high crime rate but is within a 30-40 minute drive to Fort Carson. We're looking to rent a townhouse that offers a garage, for him to store his motorcyles in, that is cat friendly and is around the price range of $1000-$1195 since that is what we're currently paying for our townhouse up here in Connecticut. Maybe even a house to rent if I can convince him it's a better idea to do that, up here in CT it's not common to find houses for rent as it is out that way from what I've seen so he's a bit leary on the renting a house part at the moment. I've also read on a few forums to stay away from the south/southeast neighborhoods, is there truth to these warnings?
Also been trying to look up the whole process of registering our vehicles there once we're established. Was curious how the fees/taxes work there. Here in CT you pay to register your vehicles then pay a yearly property tax on each vehicle and I was wondering if Colorado does the same thing or if it's just a one time fee to register it.
Really looking forward to this move, we're in dire need of a new change of scenery/lifestyle
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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You're gonna love it here. Search for rentals on padmapper.com or the local MLS site ppar.com

Lots to choose from, some tightness in the rental markets how and slight price hikes have occurred. Most of the city is fine, generally avoid the S.E. quadrant of town. A 30-40 minute commute allows you most of the city to choose from, all the way up to Briargate (near Powers and Research).
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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Department of Revenue - Division of Motor Vehicles:

Look up this website. It will give you information on registering your vehicles and getting your driver's license. North, NE, and E are all good neighborhoods. There are plenty of houses for rent.

good luck!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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I'd look anywhere around the north end of town. Stay away from the SE side. SW is good, around the Brodmoor area. I used to live in Rockrimmon, there's no other place I'd live in town.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You should be in the right price range for rent, but may have problems finding a townhouse with garage. You may find it easier to find a single family home rather than a townhouse. There are a few nice places on the Southwest side that aren't too expensive, but like many people on here have stated you will want to avoid the Southeast side. I own a condo in Strawberry Fields which is very close to Fort Carson and a nice complex. You may be able to find a unit for rent with a garage. The only catch is that the garages are not attached to the units like a townhouse. They are a separate building.

The Northside is nice, but the commute down to Fort Carson would get old. Traffic can get pretty busy on I25.

Rental prices are climbing fast here because of the housing market. The Condos where I live are renting for around $900 a month for a 2 bed / 2 bath.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I have several friends that live near Ft Carson gate 3, in the Westmeadow Drive/Highway 115 area. There's lots of nice housing and apt complexes nearby, and they're very military friendly. Tons of good shopping closeby and downtown is only 10 minutes away.

And yes, Colorado(er, I mean Taxarado) is one of those retarded Nazi states where for some reason they treat vehicles as though they are real estate, and make you pay this BS "Ownership Tax" that's based on original MSRP and other factors, but it does go down every year. It's still absolutley insane in terms of price.

When I used to live in Ohio, it cost me $49.50 to register my truck, and in fact, it's a flat rate for ALL trucks, no matter the size, age, etc..

Colorado last year it cost me $188.50 for the same vehicle. I feel really bad for people with new cars...
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