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Old 07-31-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The Gazette is based out of Colorado Springs, so the self-congratulatory praise is to be expected. This is nothing more than the media and PR boosters holding hands together and molding realities and perceptions, with dollars signs in mind.

How about an objective and independent source to tout instead?
US News and World Report perhaps?
https://realestate.usnews.com/real-e...live-in-the-us

Thich is where the Gazette article grabbed its info. Like many polls though, it is still a somewhat subjective ranking based on their base criteria and depending in this criteria, will create alternate realities of what is best. Reading the US News list, you see some cities who have swung wildly in their rankings over the last couple of years, which seems odd to me. You would think the most desirable places will randomly interchange their positions within a 10% range of their closest competitors. Some on this list have made 50+ point or more moves in rankings.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Thoreau424 View Post
The Gazette is based out of Colorado Springs, so the self-congratulatory praise is to be expected. This is nothing more than the media and PR boosters holding hands together and molding realities and perceptions, with dollars signs in mind.

How about an objective and independent source to tout instead?
The story is from US News and World Report. Says it right in the OP.
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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What a bunch of negative Nancy’s. COS is a great place. Any place that’s nice will invite more people. If you’re against growth, you can either go someplace crappy like Detroit or someplace that literally cant grow much more like San Francisco.
If you think traffic is bad here, you don’t get out enough. Spend a weekend in L.A. then come back and appreciate traffic here.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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What a bunch of negative Nancyís. COS is a great place. Any place thatís nice will invite more people. If youíre against growth, you can either go someplace crappy like Detroit or someplace that literally cant grow much more like San Francisco.
If you think traffic is bad here, you donít get out enough. Spend a weekend in L.A. then come back and appreciate traffic here.
I think alot of the people complaining about traffic moved here from small towns.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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growth is good and bad....obviously down side would be more traffic, more crime, more accidents and petty stuff.

the good...

well more communities! its easy to find people to ATV with now

more restaurants to open ( i love food)

more things on sale! The more people and the higher cost of living usually means cheaper goods such as clothing, merchandise, etc

and of course, property! I know it does not apply to everyone, but being a home owner, its nice seeing your house go way up. Though I most likely wont sell since I prefer monthly income.

i guess by the time I retire, I am hoping renting is way up so I can rent out my home and live anywhere I want in peace!


My mom said the same thing about Miami FL. Now renting out her home 2k a month and an apartment at 1.2k a month (plus 401k) she is able to go anywhere. I am having the same mentality about COS now
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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I think alot of the people complaining about traffic moved here from small towns.
Or grew up here!
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Or grew up here!
I was born here
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I grew up here, so yes it is considerably more busy than it used to be. When smaller streets have traffic back up for 5-6 blocks compared to 5-6 cars in each direction like it did when I was a boy, yea, its gotten busier. But despite that, traffic does move, unless its for a mud slide on Highway 24, but that's a rather specialized situation. I can also recall when Academy Blvd was so busy that it got national media attention and had a song written about it, so to think it was always rosey in the past is not correct either.

Is Cos perfect, nope, and in hind-site I think there are plenty of things that many of us can say we think should have done differently, but the past is past. We just need to keep pushing forward and correct where we can.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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[quote]I think alot of the people complaining about traffic moved here from small towns.

I moved here from Austin TX where traffic congestion is 10x worse. It is the drivers here (most likely due to lack of enforcement) that continue to amaze me. Austin started getting this "best" kind of attention 10 years ago as if some mystical PR department was working behind the scenes. And it then became so expensive, that like a lot of other long timers there...we had to seek greener pastures somewhere else. Co Sp is behind the times on a lot of things but I see the wheels turning and am hopeful that it will become an even better city. It is growing on me.
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Old 08-01-2018, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I've lived here for 13 years now and absolutely love it here. Before that, I've lived all over the world for 20+ years.

Sad to see so many people being so cynical.
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