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Old 02-17-2018, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You would like a large house in a half acre lot in the city for about $460K

I have one of those, although I'm not sure about its actual market value; it could be more or less. Several of my friends also have houses like that. We're retired or about to be retired and we bought those places about 25 years ago when we too had several children and two dogs and needed the room to protect our sanity.

But we ain't movin'

Why? Because we've gotten used to having a place with a lot of separation between houses and newer homes are mostly built on postage stamp "trailer" lots [Narrow and deep] with minimum spacing between houses, usually about 10 feet. Just go view the houses in "The Farm" to see what I mean.

Sure, the place is too big for empty nesters but so what. We're updating the interior as we go. It's also nice to have a place big enough to accomodate our kids and our grand kids and their nanny all together. We worked and paid for many years so now is the time to enjoy and relax.

Furthermore, moving to a smaller place would force us to deal with getting rid of a lifetime of accumulated stuff.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:25 AM
 
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We live in the Falcon area just east of COS, east on Woodman and north on Meridian. We have a 1/2 acre lot and many homes out this way have the same. Specifically, we're in Paint Brush Hills subdivision.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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We live in the Falcon area just east of COS, east on Woodman and north on Meridian. We have a 1/2 acre lot and many homes out this way have the same. Specifically, we're in Paint Brush Hills subdivision.
I know a lot of people like it out there, but not me. Just too flat, very few trees, lots of wind and mostly houses out there. And Woodmen is about the only way into town...
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:45 PM
 
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Thank you, I am not opposed to living outside of the Springs...we will keep looking...we want to have chickens and maybe a goat or two...
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Thank you, I am not opposed to living outside of the Springs...we will keep looking...we want to have chickens and maybe a goat or two...

You will have to look outside the city. Zoning codes within the city will allow up to four goats, if your lot is a minimum of 37,000 sq ft (.8 of an acre) and equiped with proper sheds/ barns with legal set backs from property lines. So the half acre your looking for will not be enough to have goats in the city, even if you found one with your housing and price requirements.

Chickens on the other hand, and no big deal for up to ten of them, so long as you have no roosters.

http://www.springsgov.com/units/plan...AB/DAB_401.pdf
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs area
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I know a lot of people like it out there, but not me. Just too flat, very few trees, lots of wind and mostly houses out there. And Woodmen is about the only way into town...
I live on antler creek golf course---have a wonderful view---the land is not entirely flat and some areas are but I am on a hill and they are building around the area so that blocks the wind. We have trees but not a ton. That is okay with me as I lived in the Seattle area in Wa and the trees were a nightmare--pine needles and leaves everywhere and when their were high winds, branches or trees themselves falling on homes and lots of power outages. Their are plenty of different ways into town besides Woodman. The thing I love the most is that I see the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets--the stars and the moon is amazing--pikes peak is wonderful and I love the wild life I see every day. They are also building more and more places to shop and eat etc. I am also only 15 minutes from the hospital and their is a fire station about three blocks away from me. Their are two rec centers a few blocks a way. Their are parks and trails close by. I feel we have the best of all worlds but that is just my opinion and their are areas around us that have way more land than I do but I have downsize and at one time I had 25 acres and that is alot of work.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I live on antler creek golf course---have a wonderful view---the land is not entirely flat and some areas are but I am on a hill and they are building around the area so that blocks the wind. We have trees but not a ton. That is okay with me as I lived in the Seattle area in Wa and the trees were a nightmare--pine needles and leaves everywhere and when their were high winds, branches or trees themselves falling on homes and lots of power outages. Their are plenty of different ways into town besides Woodman. The thing I love the most is that I see the most beautiful sunrise and sunsets--the stars and the moon is amazing--pikes peak is wonderful and I love the wild life I see every day. They are also building more and more places to shop and eat etc. I am also only 15 minutes from the hospital and their is a fire station about three blocks away from me. Their are two rec centers a few blocks a way. Their are parks and trails close by. I feel we have the best of all worlds but that is just my opinion and their are areas around us that have way more land than I do but I have downsize and at one time I had 25 acres and that is alot of work.
Sounds like you have a nice place.
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