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Old 09-23-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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We are moving to the Springs area from DC and need some advice on where to live......

We have an 8 year old son so schools are important also-

Is the area gay-friendly.....

We are a tad worried.....THANKS!

Pam and Lauren

 
Old 09-23-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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We are moving to the Springs area from DC and need some advice on where to live......

We have an 8 year old son so schools are important also-

Is the area gay-friendly.....

We are a tad worried.....THANKS!

Pam and Lauren
What is your housing budget or rental budget?
Where (location) will you be working?
D12, D20, and D38 usually are mentioned as having decent schools.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 12:13 PM
 
Location: cincinnati northern, ky
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no pun intended colorado springs is probably not the area a gay couple would want to live it is more the place with preachers that yell at you lol so i wudnt move there lol
 
Old 09-23-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: cincinnati northern, ky
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u driving from dc? thats a long way my grandparents live there its 2200 mi trip to tha springs area if u made that in under 30hrs u'd be making sweet timing!!!
 
Old 09-23-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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(1) no pun intended colorado springs is probably not the area a gay couple would want to live it is more the place with preachers that yell at you lol so i wudnt move there lol (2) u driving from dc? thats a long way my grandparents live there its 2200 mi trip to tha springs area if u made that in under 30hrs u'd be making sweet timing!!!
(1) More like 1700 miles, did it the other year when we moved here from Fairfax County, VA, just 25 miles west of DC. Mapquest says 1661 from DC to the Springs. It's either 2 long days of driving or 3 easy days of 550 miles/day, stopping at a reasonable hour to eat, check in, get a shower and have a few beers while watching a bit of TV to unwind from the highway. We did the 3 day drive. Depends on how well an 8 year old tolerates long days in a car, or if there's a need to break it up with frequent stops. BTDT

(2) Sorry to bust your chops, onthemove, but you're spouting the usual stereotypes about religion that don't really fit. Those sorts of claims are way overblown. You're only 18, only made a few short trips here and don't have a lot of on the ground experience to support your remarks. I believe this city is a good deal more tolerant than many people think.

s/Mike

Last edited by Mike from back east; 09-23-2007 at 01:28 PM..
 
Old 09-23-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I don't think the original poster is asking about driving here. But if she is, then for the kid, get one of those portable DVD players for the car. Get a bunch of DVDs from the library and burn them using DVD Shrink. In fact, you can sometimes fit two movies on one DVD with a little compression. Or, if you have a laptop with some space, just use DVD shrink to make DVD images (stored on the hard drive) - that's what I do for airplane rides. Use Daemon Tools to mount the DVD image and view the DVD with your favorite player (like Windows Media Player).

Sometimes Disney DVDs have copy protection that even DVD Shrink can't deal with. If that happens use Rip It For Me. It never fails. Never. You also need DVD Decrypter for Rip It For Me. (I noticed Rip It For Me is hard to find lately....)


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Old 09-23-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Everywhere
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We are moving to the Springs area from DC and need some advice on where to live......

We have an 8 year old son so schools are important also-

Is the area gay-friendly.....

We are a tad worried.....THANKS!

Pam and Lauren
No, lol, you cannot have piced a wose place to move for gay friendly. Try Boulder
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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It's not as bad as all that. Yes, CS is conservative -- you can't have four large military installations in one town and not be conservative. But there are more than one side to the town.

If you do opt for CS, try living in Old Colorado City or Manitou Springs. That's probably the most bohemian area of town.

That being said, there would be other cities in Colorado, namely Boulder or the city of Denver that would probably be more understanding and welcoming.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Everywhere
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Originally Posted by PammyB View Post
We are moving to the Springs area from DC and need some advice on where to live......

We have an 8 year old son so schools are important also-

Is the area gay-friendly.....

We are a tad worried.....THANKS!

Pam and Lauren
No, lol, you cannot have picked a worse place to move for gay friendly. Try Boulder.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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No, lol, you cannot have piced a worse place to move for gay friendly. Try Boulder
There may be better places in CO than the springs, but I think this town is not really unfriendly. I've been here 2.5 years, not seen much of anything that would make me think that. Not sure how long you were here, as I recall, it was very short. I do recall the Mayor would not endorse the annual Gay Pride Day, which is a shame, as he is mayor of ALL citizens here, but he gets a lot of his Republican votes from the Focus crowd up on the north end.

Denver or Boulder would probably be better suited, but not sure that is an option for the O.P. For living here, I'd suggest Old Colorado City or Manitou as being more diverse, and I would suggest the O.P. google up local GLBT resources around town and inquire of them, they'd know best. IMO, there is a lot more "diversity" in the springs than the usual stereotypes allow for.

Respectully,
Mike from back east
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