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Old 07-22-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Finding a half acre, or more in the city could prove to be a bit more challenging than on the outskirts, or more seasoned areas in Colorado Springs. However, the aforementioned areas of Security/widefield/fountain, Monument, Black Forest, Broadmoor Bluffs, Broadmoor, possibly central, and eastern areas may be more feasible depending on your budget and exact needs/desires when it comes to what specifically you are looking for in regards to schooling. Varying school districts have varying strengths and amenities.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hi, we are planning to move from Alexandria, VA to COS area in spring of 2019. We have a 10 month boy and plan to have another baby soon.

We love the mountains and want a home with some land (.5 acre+), views of the mountains and in a good school district. We will try to find a realtor/broker before we fly out there, but in the meantime, we would love some recommendations on where to start looking. I'll be working from home, so having broadband is a must.

Thank you, Britt
Here is a new listing on a third acre lot with views and in District 20.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...534072&view=qv
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:46 AM
 
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Here is a new listing on a third acre lot with views and in District 20.

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...534072&view=qv
Wow- was probably a $300k house a couple of years ago.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:22 AM
 
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Wow- was probably a $300k house a couple of years ago.
Actually was sold new in 1992 for $178,800.

Interesting that the sale in 2006 was near the start of the economy crashing- I wonder if that seller was in the flipping frenzy atmosphere at the time since he sold for a loss (probably) to the current owner.

http://land.elpasoco.com/ScheduleDis...chd=6304103006

Glad I bought my two houses (one rental and my primary residence) back in 1989.
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I might suggest Rockrimmon neighborhood on the west side or Cheyenne area (mentioned by StarrySkiesAbove), also on the west side. Both are closer to open spaces, N Cheyenne Park, and the great hiking in Green Mountain Falls, Woodland Park, and Divide area.

The west side near Rockrimmon does not have many shops, malls, and restaurants (which is exactly what I like about it!) yet it is maybe 10-15 minutes from that. It seems world's away.

I cannot speak on the school system, but Colorado Springs has a depth of public, private, and charter schools to choose from. I might suggest start emailing / calling the schools with questions. You can also check their ratings on the Colorado Department of Education website (https://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview)
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