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Old 01-22-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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So what's the best thing about living in Colorado Springs as opposed to other towns and cities like Denver, Golden or Boulder?

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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A tad cheaper, more diverse in terms of natural environment/biomes, etc. which means a little more diversity in types of outdoor activities easily accessible.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You get to live in the foothills of the glorious Rockies. The weather is relatively mild, no humidity, reasonable cost of living, easy traffic, the amenities of living in a city, without the big city hassles. The town is big enough, but also small enough. Nice folks, active lifestyles.

Denver is within easy reach, but you don't always have to deal with the crime, traffic jams, higher cost of living, crowds, etc. As for Boulder or Golden...couldn't say.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Smaller, less traffic, less expensive and real close to the outdoor life. I really don't like big cities anymore despite growing up in Dallas-Ft Worth. I even wish CS was a little smaller to be honest.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Smaller, less traffic, less expensive and real close to the outdoor life.
Exactly this. Boulder has three of these four factors, but the 1.5-2X or more additional housing costs in Boulder for equivalent homes in equivalent neighborhoods (with equivalent public schools) to the Springs is a premium not worth paying, imho. Denver has its merits, if one wants larger, more traffic, more expensive, and not as close to the outdoor life. Golden is nice, but is effectively a suburb of Denver, like any other suburb ringing greater Denver.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Great weather, no bugs, no humidity, low taxes, cheap housing, minimal traffic, and close to Denver for your entertainment needs (sports, concerts, etc).
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:20 PM
 
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In Golden the foothills block views of the mountains. In Denver, you're farther away from the mountains but you can see them. Many people in Colorado Springs have views of Cheyenne Mountain or Pikes Peak or both from their homes.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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It's not the best and not the worst. It's the kinda mediocre in comparison to the other Front Range cities.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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All the nature and outdoor activities. I am still new here, but I can already tell if you don't like that you won't be thrilled here. If you do, you are in for a treat. Once I get totally moved here I will be spending most of my time hiking, mountain biking, 4 wheeling, driving my sports car through the mountain curvy roads or riding my motorcycle through them.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak, Manitou Springs, & Poor Richard's
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