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Old 09-11-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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So my girlfriend and I have decided to move to Colorado Springs early next summer. We were wondering what areas of the city had the most non-complex apartments? We're moving from St. Louis and love the four-family flats that are so common here and were hoping to find something similiar where we had a shared yard to have a garden in. Thank you very much.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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So my girlfriend and I have decided to move to Colorado Springs early next summer. We were wondering what areas of the city had the most non-complex apartments? We're moving from St. Louis and love the four-family flats that are so common here and were hoping to find something similiar where we had a shared yard to have a garden in. Thank you very much.
Sounds like what people here call a 4-plex, essentially a big house with four apartment units. There are a lot of these around town, but I'm not sure how to find them other than look at padmapper.com

IMO, I'd say these are most prevalent in ANY of the older parts of town be it in the foothills along Centennial, in Old Colorado City on the west side, or in the central area. I've a friend who owns several of them and they are all over town.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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Hello everyone. I have been reading the CO Springs threads and I'm finding them very helpful (Mike, you are awesome, sharing all the hyperlinks, thanks!).

Here's what's going on with us: I graduated high school in Fort Collins (too many years ago to say), but only lived there a short time before moving away. Two months after graduating, I married my high school sweetheart and we relocated to Las Vegas and have lived here pretty much since. (and still married )

As a union Ironworker, my husband had a great job here for many years. Then, as I'm sure you can feel our pain, along came the economy crash and construction here in Vegas ended. Too young to retire, my husband has struggled along here, trying to find work. So we have finally decided to cut our losses and get out.
We decided, why not live someplace with a little more green and a lot more beauty, right? We decided on Colorado!

With family still there (Ft Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Denver and Co Springs) we're really looking forward to the move. But after giving it a lot of thought, our first choice is Co Springs.

So, here's what I need to know:

My husband recently renewed his CDL and hopes being closer to a more central part of the country will give him more opportunity to get a local driving job. He is also a Veteran, if that helps. If anyone has information regarding the best places to job hunt in Colorado Springs, please share.

As for me, I do customer service work for a national company from home, so I have a job anywhere I go.

We plan to rent for a little while until we decide the best area to settle. So if you don't mind sharing, what areas of town should we avoid when looking for a place to rent?

We're getting excited about our move and looking forward to getting on the road in the next couple of months. Any info and/or suggestions about the CS area will be most appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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What's this I hear about all the "religious weirdos" in CS area??? That will definitely annoy me!
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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What's this I hear about all the "religious weirdos" in CS area??? That will definitely annoy me!
Those stories are way overblown. There are some groups here that get notoriety for their national following, but locally they are small potatoes. Do not avoid COLO SPGS because of those rumors and stories. Religion is alive and well here, but it's live and let live.

Denver metro area is the best place for an ironworker and/or a CDL type.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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Those stories are way overblown.
There is over 100 Evangelical organizations located in the Springs & some of their leaders are very influential members of the community, I don't think its over blown at all. The Springs is an extremely laid back conservative city for its size in large part because of the Evangelical influence. Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing as everyone has different wants & desires but its definitely not for everyone, especially those that are very liberal in their beliefs/lifestyle.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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There is over 100 Evangelical organizations located in the Springs & some of their leaders are very influential members of the community, I don't think its over blown at all. The Springs is an extremely laid back conservative city for its size in large part because of the Evangelical influence. Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing as everyone has different wants & desires but its definitely not for everyone, especially those that are very liberal in their beliefs/lifestyle.
I mostly agree with that. Yes, there's little to no religious pressure, but day to day life of socially conservative people is different than the day to day life of more liberal-minded people, and that's evident wherever you look. I don't pick up on any animosity coming from either side, but as a liberal myself, I can't help but notice how conservative many things are around here. All the more reason why we need more liberal-minded people moving to this area, to help balance things out a bit!
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Nope, I like the Springs just the way it is. If you want liberalism, stay on the west side/Manitou. You'll get it in droves over there.
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