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Old 11-12-2016, 11:41 PM
 
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Wife and I are looking to move up to the Springs next year. East of downtown is one possibility, OCC is another. Both are somewhat spendy, but not as much as other areas.

The Trulia website shows Security-Widefield as one of the concentrated areas of crime. Fountain appears to be quieter in that respect, yet people on other C-D threads put Fountain in w/ Security-Widefield as places to avoid. What's up?
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:32 AM
 
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People who put them on lists of places to avoid generally have no experience with those areas and want something that they think is more upper class and less diverse. Fountain, Security and Widefield are great working class communities and I would recommend them to anyone for consideration.

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Old 11-13-2016, 09:46 PM
 
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One thing I've noticed in looking at neighborhoods...we like older houses but we also like lots that are more than 50 ft. wide. You don't get both in the Springs. If you really want an older house, there are scores of better houses in Pueblo, especially north of downtown and west of the river. From the quantity of of pre WWII homes, you can tell Pueblo was the larger city over the Springs in those days.

There are some nice neighborhoods in Fountain. And I'm thinking they are a better value than the older neighborhoods in the Springs.
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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The City of Fountain is not rough at all. It is a very safe suburb overall. It is just just a humble suburb that isn't as well of as the Northern suburbs of Colorado Springs.

The home prices are lower per square foot because employment is limited to the Colorado Springs and Pueblo area. Denver is a good hour and a half away. There is much more value for the money in Fountain but the retail options are more limited then the northern suburbs.

It is also a several degrees warmer in the summer. They do occasionally hit 100 in the summer as opposed to Colorado Springs which I believe has only been 100 several times.

The winters are several degrees warmer also and it gets much less snow then other parts of the area.

Fountain Blvd is a different story. It's in Southeast Colorado Springs is pretty much aligns with the roughest neighborhoods in Colorado Springs.

East of downtown is pricey if your talking about the area near the USOC training center and Shooks Run Park but there plenty of affordable housing that is comperable to Fountain prices just east of Union Blvd.

The area around Palmer Park between Union and Circle has nice older homes that less expensive per square foot then areas around Shooks Run Park and the Olympic Training Center.

Old Colorado City and Manitou are expensive but if you go a little further north it also gets less expensive.
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