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View Poll Results: Colorado Springs: more closely tied to Denver or Pueblo?
Denver 15 62.50%
Pueblo 9 37.50%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-15-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I've seen posts in the Colorado forum and sub forums about Colorado Springs being more closely tied to Pueblo than to Denver. They are mostly (or maybe completely) by one poster who talks of a Colorado Springs/Pueblo area.

I realize Colorado Springs is its own city and metro and not dependent on either but when you do go outside the metro, which area are you more connected to? Pueblo is definitely closer, Denver much larger.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Before gas was so expensive people used to live here, because it was cheaper, and drive
to work in the Colorado Springs area, don't know about now.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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If you look at it this way, I doubt people from Colorado Springs drive to Pueblo to do things they cannot do in Colorado Springs - most of the time they drive to Denver for concerts, shopping, museums and other attractions. The only times I have gone to Pueblo really is for the state fair, and the Chile Festival.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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If you look at it this way, I doubt people from Colorado Springs drive to Pueblo to do things they cannot do in Colorado Springs - most of the time they drive to Denver for concerts, shopping, museums and other attractions. The only times I have gone to Pueblo really is for the state fair, and the Chile Festival.
Exactly right. Pueblo is a lot closer, but I rarely, rarely go there, because there's nothing in Pueblo that I can't find right here in Colorado Springs.

But, I'll occasionally make the trip to Denver. Concerts, sporting events, restaurants, Ikea. There are...things...in Denver that aren't in the Springs. So, I'm much more connected to Denver than Pueblo.

I'm by no means bad-mouthing Pueblo. I just don't find any compelling reasons to visit.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:01 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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One of the perceptions that link Colorado Springs and Pueblo is the media market. We are defined as the "Colorado Springs-Pueblo" market relative to television and radio.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I live in Pueblo and go to Denver more but the reality is the Springs has more ties with Pueblo then Denver. Just look at the media, law enforcement, retail etc. Plus look at the future growth plans and both cities will grow together. They even say we are in the same region, the southern front range urban corridor.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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Retail? That's absurd. No one goes to Pueblo for retail. People go to Denver metro area, to Nordstrom's in Lone Tree, or Ikea, or a hundred other sources that will never be found in Pueblo.
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Old 07-17-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Retail? That's absurd. No one goes to Pueblo for retail. People go to Denver metro area, to Nordstrom's in Lone Tree, or Ikea, or a hundred other sources that will never be found in Pueblo.
I will admit of the reasons listed retail is the least as even I can find most of what I need in Pueblo. However on many occasions I have met people from the Springs who like to shop on Pueblo's Union avenue historic district for the feel and shops it has.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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Growing up here, I've always considered Colorado Springs and Pueblo more related than Denver. I know things are different now, but back then, we played Pueblo teams in school sports and other competitions much more than Denver teams. I think Colorado Springs folks go to Denver more than to Pueblo because Denver is the larger city with things that Colorado Springs doesn't have - the main reasons people go to Pueblo are for occasional recreation or on the way to somewhere else, etc. but I think geographically, hydrologically, economically, meteorologically, and news/media servicing etc., we are more associated with Pueblo. Pueblo stands apart historically in some ways because it contained the Mexican border.
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Growing up here, I've always considered Colorado Springs and Pueblo more related than Denver. I know things are different now, but back then, we played Pueblo teams in school sports and other competitions much more than Denver teams. I think Colorado Springs folks go to Denver more than to Pueblo because Denver is the larger city with things that Colorado Springs doesn't have - the main reasons people go to Pueblo are for occasional recreation or on the way to somewhere else, etc. but I think geographically, hydrologically, economically, meteorologically, and news/media servicing etc., we are more associated with Pueblo. Pueblo stands apart historically in some ways because it contained the Mexican border.
You said it much better then I did
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