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Old 01-16-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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Hey guys,
Moving from Dallas in February due to job transfer. I cannot come up there to scout, only to make deposit and sign lease so I need your help. I'm having a tough time due to the little ones. 4 yrs, 8 yrs old. Because I'm from Dallas, I know the difference between ghetto and low rent areas. I know from these threads to avoid SE Area. If someone could please advise how to choose family friendly location, that would be great! Zip codes and street names would really, really help in assisting me to avoid the ghetto! (I was honesty surprised CS had a true ghetto.) If it was just me, I could handle it, but I need a safe environment for these babies. THANK YOU for your time.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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Depends on your budget; don't be shy, tell us.

North of Woodmen Road is fine, D11, D20, D38.

Western side of the city is fine, D11.

Southern side of the region is fine (Fountain, Security), D8, D12.

Out east of town is fine (Falcon, etc) D49.

Best to avoid School District 2 (D2) and parts of D11 serving that S.E. corner of the city which is not really ghetto but just problematic.

Use padmapper.com or ppar.com to map it out.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I agree with Mike. It depends on your budget and where work is located but he helped narrow down school districts. The areas we found affordable, safe and good schools were 80922, 80923, and 80920. There are more areas but those were good for the location we wanted to be in. And once you find a place, check out greatschools.com and the school rating will also tell you alot about the neighborhood (demographics, free and reduced meals, ect). Best of luck.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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im in the same boat . I am not gonna hijack this thread either . I just wanted to say im moving from the east coast to Colorado springs area and I am in the same situation as the thread starter so im all ears
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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BTW. Rather than looking at every apartment building to find out what zipcode it is in, you could google for a zipcode map that would show you which areas were being referenced.

Note: CS does not have a true ghetto. We have some semi-ghetto areas, but they aren't the kind where you expect to get shot.

Pretty much all those bad areas are SE.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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CS does not have a true ghetto. I would add school district 3 (Widefield/Security) to your list of places to consider. Basically, to simplify things for you, if you make your choice not be in Harrison School District 2 or in the portion of school District 11 that feeds into Mitchell High School, you will be fine. There are areas within those boundaries that are fine, but this would just make it very simple for you.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Where are you going to work?

Keep in mind it is easier to commute north/south no matter where you are in the city vs. east/west. We don't have a good east/west corridor in the Springs. Or trying to go NE to SW. It can be done, it is just a PITA.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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I work from home and I'm looking to pay 1000 in rent. I've been looking for weeks with every property either in SE or 700 sq ft. I'm going to keep the faith I can get something signed with a deposit put down. Super bowl weekend- I chose this weekend before Denver won. EM me at angela.s2010@gmail.com if you know of any houses for rent that I can check out this weekend. (Or Mon or Tues. Haha) thanks for all your support on this thread. So excited!
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I live in Stetson Hills (Northeast), D49, and love it here. Great neighborhood, affordable, safe, everything is within a couple of miles...food, restaurants, Skysox baseball, shopping center/theater, etc. I've lived here for 8 years...very happy.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Memphis, TN
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This is in a great area that is wonderful for kids. There is a nice park nearby with lots of shopping, too. =)
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