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Old 01-20-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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Ok I need some helpful suggestion on my move to COS. I will be renting would love to stay below the $1200 range for property. I have three kids ages 13,14, and 18 yrs old. So I will need to find a good middle and high school for the two younger ones. My oldest will be working, going to college and hopefully the AirForce Academy. Electrical company that service the area, cable, and any utilities that come to mind, basically what is the average one will spend on these. Plus I am a Verizon cellphone customer, how is the service in the area, or will I need another provider?

I know I am asking alot but any general ideas on the subject matter will be helpful. Also I am single, I am not into nightclubs, but are there any activities for singles, i.e. book clubs, socials, any outing events. I guess I should say I am 40 yrs old and female. Thanks in advance
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Lots of good rentals and D8 schools in Fountain, CO, zip 80817. Looks for rentals on ppar.com or padmapper.com

For the bulk of COS, utilities are provided by the city. With a 2000 sq ft house you should be able to keep it under $200/month.

Cable is Comcast or Century Link (was Qwest). My Comcast is $150/month.

I find Verizon to be excellent, another $70/month.

Some singles stuff here, not a lot, one has to search for it. Use our search tool with the key word SINGLES.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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I just want to say to the OP, I know what you are saying about down heeya. I live just south of Dothan in FL. I registered here just to respond to this. I grew up in the NE. This is a whole 'nother world here. I got my BS in education and tried to teach after I retired from the AF. The racism here is so institutionalized and accepted and just part of reality it's crazy, through-out the system too. And I really, really hate that.

Now I'm old, disabled and totally messed up now to deal with the physicality of moving, I just wish I could move to Security-Widefield or Fountain, I would in a heart-beat. My bod just ain't what it used to be. But I just hate seeing that junk, and I'm white too! I'm sure you'd like it. CO rocks! Good luck!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Well the big moving day is Sunday, will officially be in COS on Monday night. I can't wait for my new adventure.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:11 AM
 
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The large military presence in COS, being very multi-racial, makes race issues pretty much non-existent. Don't act different and you won't be treated differently. We are a mixed race couple and have never sensed even a hint of racism in COS.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:46 PM
 
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Well the big moving day is Sunday, will officially be in COS on Monday night. I can't wait for my new adventure.
I'm jealous! lol My wife and I are currently getting positioned to move to COS asap!
I want to tell you that we live in rural west TX, where racism, and small-mindedness in general are the norm.
We want to move our young children away from this type of influence. While I understand you will find idiots anywhere, we have identified COS as a much more diverse, fwd thinking area than many of the places we have researched or visited.
My wife is an RN and I am a student nurse myself. We will look fwd to working with you in one of the hospitals perhaps

I applaud you for not letting that place where you are keep you! To echo another poster's words..it will be that town's loss!!

Good luck to you and your family, please keep us COS resident hopefuls posted about your experiences as a newcomer to that area!
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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I think most parts of Colorado will suit you just fine. People are far more friendly than either coast or the arrogant Texans. Im not sure I would consider the Springs to be "diverse"...it tends to be mostly white especially north and northeast. Most of the diversity in the Springs would be downtown southward, including Security and Widefield.

All things considered, im sure just about ANY place is better than Dothan!



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I'm jealous! lol My wife and I are currently getting positioned to move to COS asap!
I want to tell you that we live in rural west TX, where racism, and small-mindedness in general are the norm.
We want to move our young children away from this type of influence. While I understand you will find idiots anywhere, we have identified COS as a much more diverse, fwd thinking area than many of the places we have researched or visited.
My wife is an RN and I am a student nurse myself. We will look fwd to working with you in one of the hospitals perhaps

I applaud you for not letting that place where you are keep you! To echo another poster's words..it will be that town's loss!!

Good luck to you and your family, please keep us COS resident hopefuls posted about your experiences as a newcomer to that area!
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:58 AM
 
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I have been in COS for less than a week and I already love it....The people have been fantastic, very open and friendly. I love the laid back atmosphere....everyone I have met has been very helpful. This is truly different from Dothan... I knew it was different when I did a phone interview for my job. I truly feel bless being here...
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:20 AM
 
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Welcome and best of luck here!
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