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Old 09-13-2007, 12:00 PM
 
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I am moving to Colorado springs with my family in 2 weeks. My husband is going to be working at penrose Hospital. We have been looking at apartments and rent homes in the 80904 area. Is that a good place or should we look elsewhere? I have 2 small children, otherwise, I would not be so concerend.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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I am moving to Colorado springs with my family in 2 weeks. My husband is going to be working at penrose Hospital. We have been looking at apartments and rent homes in the 80904 area. Is that a good place or should we look elsewhere? I have 2 small children, otherwise, I would not be so concerend.
Hello and welcome to city-data.

I donate blood at Penrose down on N. Nevada several times a year. Traffic is not that big of a problem here. There is a new Penrose hospital on the east side at Powers and Woodmen, but if you're looking in zip 80904 then he must be working at the downtown location. Zip 80904 is aka Old Colorado City and it has a lot of funky charm along the shops and eateries on E Colorado Ave. Tree lined older streets with tons of small homes, often painted in bright colors. A friend lives there and she loves it, refers to it as a decently solid working class area. Not more than 10-15 minutes to Penrose. Some apartments but very small scale compared to the typical large garden apartment complexes of modern suburbia.

If schools are a major issue of concern for you, consider District 20, further north of the hospital. The hospital at 2222 N. Nevada is in zip 80907 and there are many lovely tree lined streets a short walk from there. I believe that part of town is also called the Old North End; full of small old bungalows and craftsman style homes, with some very large ones too, and home to Colorado College (private). Not too many garden apartments down there, but some home rentals.

For a 20 minute drive, you could find a nice place in zip 80920, either a rental home or an apartment, with D20 schools. Use this search tool with keyword 80920 and you'll find all the stuff we've posted on this area, aka Briargate.

Mike
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I am moving to Colorado springs with my family in 2 weeks. My husband is going to be working at penrose Hospital. We have been looking at apartments and rent homes in the 80904 area. Is that a good place or should we look elsewhere? I have 2 small children, otherwise, I would not be so concerend.
If you need help let me know, I live in Colorado Springs. What monthly amount of rent? $$$.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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We are looking to spend no more than 800 a month. 2 bedrooms Any bath.
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