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Old 03-23-2018, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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El Paso County continues to be a magnet for new residents | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

"El Paso County's population rose the most in 2017, increasing by 12,526 people, followed by Weld County with 10,390 people and Denver County with 9,844 people, the state demographer said in a Thursday news release."

"While Denver remains the Colorado county with the highest population - 704,621 people - El Paso County is close behind with 699,232 people, according to the news release.

State population forecasts show that El Paso County could initially surpass Denver in population in 2020. The two counties are expected to alternate as Colorado's largest county until 2035, when El Paso County is expected to take the lead for good, State Demographer Elizabeth Garner told The Gazette in a November email after the forecasts were released."


Growth in the area is promoted by median house prices that are about $300K vs $500K in Denver. Unfortunately, that creates the awful traffic congestion on I-25.

An additional driver is the availability of water. Colorado Springs can develop those flat plains on its eastern edge easily because that water although expensive, is available.
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:10 AM
 
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This article talks about companies moving to here from Denver (or rather, mostly expanding) because of better quality of life down here: Mile High City comes to Pikes Peak: Denver restaurants and bars expand to Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs Gazette, News
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Untill you vote in the 1% cap on growth.
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:07 AM
 
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Truly sad actually.

So the toll lane will really improve things?

I'm thinking with all of the newbies going back/forth to Denver the 2 free lanes that remain will be even more grid-locked so nothing will improve.

Weekends are awful now and pretty soon the gridlock will be every day of the week if it is not already.

And the businesses that are moving down here as the previous posted said are NOT career-type businesses- they are only here for food and drink (entertainment) and the actual big-time employers will still stay in Denver.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I really hope the water issue is seriously addressed with more aggressive policing of lawn watering and more water recycling.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:32 AM
 
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Truly sad actually.

So the toll lane will really improve things?

I'm thinking with all of the newbies going back/forth to Denver the 2 free lanes that remain will be even more grid-locked so nothing will improve.

Weekends are awful now and pretty soon the gridlock will be every day of the week if it is not already.

And the businesses that are moving down here as the previous posted said are NOT career-type businesses- they are only here for food and drink (entertainment) and the actual big-time employers will still stay in Denver.
Lol. Do you have anything good to say?
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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Lol. Do you have anything good to say?
Sure!

My house is worth 3x what I paid for it so that is most excellent-

Unfortunately the taxes also go up at the same rate as the value.

What's not to like?
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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Our property taxes here are so cheap compared to many places.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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Sounds like a great place for folks from Denver to get some great deals- a bit longer on that commute up I-25 but gee, compared to where they came from everything will be so CHEAP!
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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Is anyone really surprised?
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