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Old 10-14-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I wish I had bought in the westside, not necessrily Manitou, but westside, for sure.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:46 AM
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Lets not forget Manitou's annual "Great Fruitcake Toss".
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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How do they define the weirdness? We had it in Portland, Oregon. "Keep Portland weird" and I am not sure what it is they were referencing either.

I think Austin, TX started this "keep ____ weird" thing. It's a reference to local arts, music, tolerance of unusual lifestyles. But Portland seriously does have some weirdness going on. I took my kids to a festival down there once, little homegrown activity, I was drawn in by the presence of March Fourth Marching Band (do a Youtube on em, they are amazingly talented!) but they also had crafts and "mad science" for the kids, where they made superhero capes, and the science guys did silly putty and playdough. There were a few bands, a grill with BBQ for sale, and best of all, fire performers. The folks putting on the shindig were raising funds to go to Burning Man festival, which is another good thing to Google for the definition of "weird." I bet a bunch of Manitou residents get out to that! But the event had no big sponsorship, and was held in a little warehouse near the railroad tracks in the industrial part of Portland. Yet was totally safe and fun. Have you heard of Zombie walk? Procession of the Species? Those kinds of events are also "weird."

I love that colorful stuff, in a city that I can visit nearby. I like home to be a little more quiet and down to earth personally.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Yeah, the only things about Manitou that would bother me would be the tourists (could get old) and parking. And even smaller yards than elsewhere.
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:04 AM
 
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I wonder how people who call themselves hippies are able to live in Manitou price wise? The houses there are crazy expensive.
It's like the beachcomber shacks along the beach at Port Aransas that look like they should have "Condemned by City" signs in the yard but are priced at 250k up. It's costs a lot of money to assume a humble, non-materialistic, free-spirited life style...

And then there's Boulder.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Whatever. Not everyone owns in Manitou, nor does everyone you see there, lives there.
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