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Old 10-31-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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We appreciate your insight - - Thank You! We are actually outside of Cleveland - in Medina - - The neighborhood were in (which is a nice, quiet, safe area with homes built between 1970-1980s) you can buy a 3 BR, 2 BA ranch home on 1/3 acre with full basement and attached garage for anywhere from 140-180,000. Does that compare there?

*Are there basements in Colorado Springs or all slabs/crawlspace?

-Hard to believe water is less expensive there - - thats great!

*I have seen so much on the weather being more mild compared to here, that is going to be great - - But I was wondering what are the "feel likes" there? You know in Cleveland it usually feels colder than what the temp actually is because of the wind/no sun - - so, when it says its 40 degrees there is it? or does it feel colder?

Thanks Again!
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Interestingly enough, I currently live in the Cleveland Eastern Suburbs (Solon) and am looking to move my family to Castle Rock. I've traveled to Denver/COS several times over the past few years and am amazed at the weather (minimal clouds/grey/gloom) compared to Cleveland.

Your thread is interesting to me because I've been trying to do a lot of research on schools/athletics for my 2 kids (8 & 5). I hope someone can elaborate on the education and athletic opportunities that surround Castle Rock. I understand DC schools are good, but don't see much about athletics/activities.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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The dry air makes any temperature more tolerable, both summer and winter. The sun shines almost all the time here. The houses have basements, (all that we looked at did anyway), with many being walkout basements, which are nice. I'm not sure about Castle Rock's schools, but there are many good schools in Colorado Springs and Monument. We are in Monument, which falls under District 38, which is a great school district. Other school districts we considered were District 20 and District 12. There are others, but these were the primary schools we looked into.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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We appreciate your insight - - Thank You! We are actually outside of Cleveland - in Medina - - The neighborhood were in (which is a nice, quiet, safe area with homes built between 1970-1980s) you can buy a 3 BR, 2 BA ranch home on 1/3 acre with full basement and attached garage for anywhere from 140-180,000. Does that compare there?

*Are there basements in Colorado Springs or all slabs/crawlspace?

-Hard to believe water is less expensive there - - thats great!

*I have seen so much on the weather being more mild compared to here, that is going to be great - - But I was wondering what are the "feel likes" there? You know in Cleveland it usually feels colder than what the temp actually is because of the wind/no sun - - so, when it says its 40 degrees there is it? or does it feel colder?

Thanks Again!
I'm from Euclid, which is right by Cleveland. Yea, we have the ranch style housing here, basically what you described. There is a nice, family friendly area in Colorado Springs called Briargate. Some of the housing is early 80s ranch style, with an attached garage. Usually it ranges from 140,000-200,000 for those types of houses. The school district the Briargate section of town is in is considered to be a very good district.

Oh and for the weather. Today on Halloween it was in the low 60s, and it was a mild evening for the trick or treaters. In the winter there is less snow. Less gloomy days. Not even close to being as humid as Cleveland. When it is 40 degrees here, it feels very mild, and not bad at all. Generally I don't even see anybody in big jackets in the winter here, moreso hoodies. The humidity can make the cold colder too. I remember the freezing days back in Cleveland. We do get bad weather days here though too, just not as often.

As for the water being cheaper, I don't exactly know for sure if this is always true. Taxes and bills were more in Euclid for my fam. Although the housing was cheaper, less expensive bills and not getting hit as hard with taxes balenced that out. But you're in Medina so I'm not as sure about how much water, electirc, ect. is there?
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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We appreciate your insight - - Thank You! We are actually outside of Cleveland - in Medina - - The neighborhood were in (which is a nice, quiet, safe area with homes built between 1970-1980s) you can buy a 3 BR, 2 BA ranch home on 1/3 acre with full basement and attached garage for anywhere from 140-180,000. Does that compare there?

*Are there basements in Colorado Springs or all slabs/crawlspace?

-Hard to believe water is less expensive there - - thats great!

*I have seen so much on the weather being more mild compared to here, that is going to be great - - But I was wondering what are the "feel likes" there? You know in Cleveland it usually feels colder than what the temp actually is because of the wind/no sun - - so, when it says its 40 degrees there is it? or does it feel colder?

Thanks Again!
I used to live in Ashtabula. Only you would know where the hell it even IS lol), although I am a Colorado native. I've kinda been back and forth all my life, but I'm here for good now. I can say with 1000% certainty, I'd rather give a bodily organ than to have to chose Ohio over Colorado. Especially the snow belt. On the subject of how the temp "feels"...Since it's always so sunny here, even 50 degrees somehow feels warmer than it does back east.

However, because you are that much closer to the sun, SPF 90 is not out of the question here, trust me. I've never lived anywhere where I could get sunburned through my hair. But that's the only drawback I can think of to living here.

i just got back from a week long Elk hunting trip and I saw some breathtaking areas.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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Having watched the weather sites all of last year. In Iowa (which should be fairly comparable) the feels like is always lower than the current temperature. The wind in Colorado is significantly slower during the winter months (compared to here) and the "feels like" listed is usually above the "current temp" that is listed.
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