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Old 01-18-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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I've lived here for almost 4 years. (From Orlando)
If I could it again, I'd choose Denver over Colorado Springs in a heart beat.
Why?
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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OP, you don't have to worry about anything on your list.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Hello joeandmich -
Here is my opinion of Col. Springs and I've lived here for a year and a half and I'm originally from the east coast.
1) Despite many people saying that the city is conservative, I don't really see it. There seems to be much tolerance here for everything. The city is full of many different religions and atheists, although the majority is Christian. There is a high population of lesbians, and they're tolerated, so I don't think religon is an issue either.
2) I drive from one side of town to the other during rush hour and it only takes me 30 min. max.
3) I live in the NW corner of town and we travel to the mountains every weekend to hike. It takes us about 30-40 min. tops to get into some beautiful mountain scenery. Obviously, it wil take longer if you live on the east side of town.
4) You can definitely get a 3 bdrm house for under $300,00. Do you have a family (children, etc)?
5) We live in a 2 bdrm condo with gas fireplace and garage and we're pretty energy efficient. We use energy-saving light bulbs and are super conservative with water usage. The utility co. lumps our bill together, so the total amount reflects electric, water and gas. Last month was the highest bill we've ever received here and it was $145. Electric alone is usually no more than $40.
6) There are jobs for everyone, but keep in mind that there is a high military presence here and they get first dibs on jobs.
7) Most people here seem to be white or hispanic, with a few minorities mixed in. But there isn't any discrimination.

The more north you go, the more snow you get. Our temps are pretty mild but dip down at night pretty low in the winter. There is a wind that just doesn't go away at night and drives me crazy, but other than that, it's nice and sunny most of the time and there are so many outside things to do! i love it! Lots of hiking trails, you'll never get bored.
Good luck!
~Sapphire
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Miami Florida
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Thank you everyone. My family and extended family are going up to visit Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder in late September. Hopefully we'll get to see some nice foliage while we are there. We want to rent a house to get the feel of living there. Any suggestions on which neighborhood to stay in that's close to dining in CO?

Thanks,

Joe
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Thank you everyone. My family and extended family are going up to visit Colorado Springs, Denver and Boulder in late September. Hopefully we'll get to see some nice foliage while we are there. We want to rent a house to get the feel of living there. Any suggestions on which neighborhood to stay in that's close to dining in CO?

Thanks,

Joe
most of the hotels are right along I25 and convenient to most everything, traffic in Denver wasn't a problem to me but was no where near as bad in the Springs... I found the people in the springs area to be more genuine I think and unlike Denver the law enforcement was not preying on the populous. I found in Denver it was hard to tell if you rolled into a bad area. In the springs it seemed they were concentrated I guess on low income housing but I am not sure because I didn't go through any. The Springs area environment to me just has a good blend of the north and the south, one can easily tell where they want to vacation or even move from atop El Capitan!
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