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Old 12-21-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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We are planning to move to the Woodland Park/Divide area. We want a very quiet area with a good size lot and nice neighbors. Can anyone help with information if Woodland Park or Divide would be best? Thank you.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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Either area will work fine.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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I think Divide is slightly more quiet/remote, but either would work depending on the house/lot you get.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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Thank you for the replies. Can anyone tell me if both Woodland Park and Divide have the type of neighbors that are respectful when it comes to keeping yards clean and don't blast stereos or have loud parties, screaming kids, etc.? I am moving to get away from those type of neighbors.
Thank you!
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:45 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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Divide doesn't have yards. Most of the neighborhoods in the Divide area are fairly rural, and you'll mostly be on 1/2 ac to 1+ acre lots, so no neighbors to speak of and no yards, lawns, or paved streets. Woodland Park has neighborhoods, some with manicured yards and some with "au naturel" landscaping. I'm wondering if you know what the Woodland Park/Divide area is like, as it's mostly mountain living at about 8000 -9500 feet in elevation, not suburbia at all.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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Actually I do know what Woodland Park seems like; I've been there and I have family in Colorado Springs. However I don't personally know anyone who lives in Woodland Park or Divide and neither does my family, so that is why I am asking about it.
I appreciate any information that I get about actually living there from people who know.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Woodland Park lots will be, in general, rather small. Divide is not incorporated - it is just a place name. Divide is at a noticeably higher altitude - nearly 9,200 ft. vs. 8,500 ft. It may not sound like much, but it can be for some people. Lots are pretty commonly around one acre. Two and even four acre lots are not at all hard to find.

The main intersection in Divide is only six miles (and seven minutes) from the Gold Hill Shopping Center in Woodland Park, or about the distance from Fountain to Garden of the Gods Rd along I-25 in Colorado Springs.

Why restrict yourself to those two choices? There are many, many subdivisions in and around Woodland Park with varying levels of housing in terms of size, price, amenities, and covenants. There is almost certainly something that will work for you.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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I lived in a subdivision of Divide (about 7 mi nw via road ~~ 1 mile north as the crow flies) for 40 years. Arrby's right, it's just a name. There is a small town area with subsidized housing, a shoppette (small grocery/sports bar/misc stores), realty office, and other eateries, an elementary school, fire station, animal shelter and Sheriff's substation. From most subdivisions around Divide, you'll be about 20 minutes from Woodland Park and shopping, and about 45 minutes (much longer in bad weather) from the west side of Colorado Springs. It's pretty rural compared to Woodland Park.

There are lots of subdivisions around Woodland Park that have acerage, or in the city limits that are city lots. The city lots are where you'll have neighbors and therefore barking dogs, traffic, school busses, and other noises. Woodland Park is a pretty quiet, sleepy town that rolls up its sidewalks about 9:00 p.m. even on the weekends. It has two elementaries, a middle school and a high school, but there isn't much for the kids to do when they're not in school.

If you have GoogleEarth, look up Woodland Park and you can zoom in on the area to see the city (use street view) and the neighborhoods. Same with Divide.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:08 AM
 
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It all depends on your budget. There are great neighborhoods in both areas (and bad ones too).
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