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Old 12-11-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Parker, Co
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1. No need to be scared. With email, Facebook, text messaging, cell phones with pictures and practically unlimited minutes, Skype, etc. is easy to stay in touch with friends and family where ever they might be.

2. I've found Colorado Springs to be a very friendly area. It's more liberal than I'm accustomed to but practically everyone I've met has been very nice.

3. There is an art scene in the Colorado Springs area. However, if it isn't as dynamic as you prefer, Denver is only an hour away.

4. There are plenty of yoga places. Whole Food's market is a wonderful place to shop for your cooking needs. Just keep an open mind and be willing to try new things. And, know that the weather changes a lot. With the exception of the very mild summers, if you don't like the weather, just wait a day or two and it will be completely different.

Good luck from a Texas transplant.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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I am moving to Colorado Springs next year in June. How was your move? My family and I are in the same boat. We have to family there and are scared of making such a big move! We are doing it because we feel like it would be a better environment for our son to grow up in. We currently live in Saint Petersburg, FL. We want away from the heat! Cant wait for the snow!
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You won't be hated here at all. This place is too emotionally dead to hate. What will happen here is you will not like it. You will see lots of people who do their jobs and not much else. And there are liberal, artsy people here but that's like saying there's good Mexican food in Iowa or something. This place is conservative and what that means is hard working, keep to yourself, own a big house and pay as few taxes as possible types of people. Oh and not a lot of public works or parks or city services. Think "Homesteader" and "Nobama" stickers.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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This place is too emotionally dead to hate.
That's not a fair assessment. Hard working, conservative people are not "emotionally dead". They are just as enthusiastic about the things they love and value as anyone else, though their values may well differ from yours.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I wasn't trying to be "fair." It's just my observation.
This place is very quiet, with lots of church goers who keep to them selves and maintain traditional lifestyles. Denver, for example has sports stadiums, a huge downtown, college craziness, thousands of young people partying, sports cars, rock concerts, etc. Not to mention the abundance of parks and outdoor activities there. Here you've got big conservative pissed off cowboy types driving their F-350's to the ranch with "Nobama" stickers. Oh boy.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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I'm also nervous because I'm politically liberal
Yeah but maybe they will fix you.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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This place is too emotionally dead to hate.
I was going to respond to this, but after living in Colorado Springs for almost 10 years, its almost as if I can't bring myself to feel anything anymore, good or bad. Foods I used to enjoy now taste bland. The hundreds of miles of trails easily accessible from my house ... I just ignore all that. My kids' developmental accomplishments (learning to walk, talk, read, etc.) that may have interested me had I lived any other place ... yawn. Meeting new friends ... bleh. Only when I travel with my zombie-eyed spouse up to Denver does a tiny flicker of life rekindle in our parched, deadened souls. Only then do the sunsets over the mountains have any beauty. Back when I was capable of independent thought (before the megachurch implanted a repetitive loop of monotone anti-obama phrases into my brain) I believed Colorado Springs might, just might, be a more affordable, less congested alternative to Denver, where one could live in the foothills and commute to a downtown office in 10-12 minutes rather than the 45-60 such a commute would routinely take in Denver. DENVER! Glorious DENVER! A place I now realize, too late, was my only hope to avoid the fate of the other undead who surround me here in the Springs. Quickly, quickly now, before all is truly and forever lost, get me to a Trader Joe's or to a town with even a single piece of original art or for the love of all mercy at least give me one earbud tuned to NPR, but on the lowest possible volume so my unfeeling Springs-infected brain does not explode from the shock.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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I was going to respond to this, but after living in Colorado Springs for almost 10 years, its almost as if I can't bring myself to feel anything anymore, good or bad. Foods I used to enjoy now taste bland. The hundreds of miles of trails easily accessible from my house ... I just ignore all that. My kids' developmental accomplishments (learning to walk, talk, read, etc.) that may have interested me had I lived any other place ... yawn. Meeting new friends ... bleh. Only when I travel with my zombie-eyed spouse up to Denver does a tiny flicker of life rekindle in our parched, deadened souls. Only then do the sunsets over the mountains have any beauty. Back when I was capable of independent thought (before the megachurch implanted a repetitive loop of monotone anti-obama phrases into my brain) I believed Colorado Springs might, just might, be a more affordable, less congested alternative to Denver, where one could live in the foothills and commute to a downtown office in 10-12 minutes rather than the 45-60 such a commute would routinely take in Denver. DENVER! Glorious DENVER! A place I now realize, too late, was my only hope to avoid the fate of the other undead who surround me here in the Springs. Quickly, quickly now, before all is truly and forever lost, get me to a Trader Joe's or to a town with even a single piece of original art or for the love of all mercy at least give me one earbud tuned to NPR, but on the lowest possible volume so my unfeeling Springs-infected brain does not explode from the shock.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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I was going to respond to this, but after living in Colorado Springs for almost 10 years, its almost as if I can't bring myself to feel anything anymore, good or bad. Foods I used to enjoy now taste bland. The hundreds of miles of trails easily accessible from my house ... I just ignore all that. My kids' developmental accomplishments (learning to walk, talk, read, etc.) that may have interested me had I lived any other place ... yawn. Meeting new friends ... bleh. Only when I travel with my zombie-eyed spouse up to Denver does a tiny flicker of life rekindle in our parched, deadened souls. Only then do the sunsets over the mountains have any beauty. Back when I was capable of independent thought (before the megachurch implanted a repetitive loop of monotone anti-obama phrases into my brain) I believed Colorado Springs might, just might, be a more affordable, less congested alternative to Denver, where one could live in the foothills and commute to a downtown office in 10-12 minutes rather than the 45-60 such a commute would routinely take in Denver. DENVER! Glorious DENVER! A place I now realize, too late, was my only hope to avoid the fate of the other undead who surround me here in the Springs. Quickly, quickly now, before all is truly and forever lost, get me to a Trader Joe's or to a town with even a single piece of original art or for the love of all mercy at least give me one earbud tuned to NPR, but on the lowest possible volume so my unfeeling Springs-infected brain does not explode from the shock.

The real irony is that you get to Denver, glorious Denver, and it turns out that not only is it sans-Trader Joe's, sans haute couture, or sans most of the sorts of things that the crowd that uses words like "sans" really need in a city, but most of it is actually a lot like Colorado Springs. So much for Denver, glorious Denver.

Fortunately, Boulder, glorious Boulder, is only 45 minutes north of Denver, until you realize that you can't afford to spend more than 45 minutes in Boulder before you run out of money and you're back down to Colorado Springs and then the airport, the glorious airport.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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... and then the airport, the glorious airport.
Yes, YES!! But, um, then we jet off to ... where? Please tell me the place we seek - where all is true and well - exists. Is it in long, slender Chile, with it's thousands of miles of coastline? How I long for Tiera del Fuego. If not here, if not Tiera del Fuego, where is this perfect place? Please don't tell me it involves Garrison Keilor.
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