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Old 11-20-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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Should we start telling folks to stay where they are and not come to Colorado Springs?
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Should we start telling folks to stay where they are and not come to Colorado Springs?
GREAT IDEA but that is something the moderators would probably ban you for- or they would at least remove those posts if they see them (!).
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Sometimes you want to learn more about someone out of a desire to better help them, sometimes it's simple curiosity about fellow posters, sometimes I'm curious when I read a post from a fellow New Englander. There's nothing scary or weird about it ... at all.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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Should we start telling folks to stay where they are and not come to Colorado Springs?
We could try ... but ya know, this is America - where along with the buffalo, antelope and deer, we're allowed to play and roam freely.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:48 PM
 
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If you want a small town feel, pass on Colorado Springs. WAY to many people here. May have been nice years ago, but now its wall to wall people, unless you can afford a home cost of 600K or more, you'll be staring into the house next door and cant go far without 6 lane roads. We're leaving for that reason. Homes are to much for what you get, and way to many people here.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:00 PM
 
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If you want a small town feel, pass on Colorado Springs. WAY to many people here. May have been nice years ago, but now its wall to wall people, unless you can afford a home cost of 600K or more, you'll be staring into the house next door and cant go far without 6 lane roads. We're leaving for that reason. Homes are to much for what you get, and way to many people here.
But these reasons you are leaving are far worse up the road in Denver where prices are way higher and with 3M people in Denver metro area the 'wall to wall' people aspect is enough to dwarf COLO SPGS at 400k people.

One may still get a very nice home in COLO SPGS for $350k.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:43 PM
 
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Depends on what you call "nice". I don't think staring into neighbors houses because there so close is worth 350K and most of the homes for 350k are on postage stamp lots and usually have to be upated. I'm from back east too and I'd have never thought you could get more for your money back east, BUT YOU SURE CAN, that's where I'm headed as soon as winter is done.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Depends on what you call "nice". I don't think staring into neighbors houses because there so close is worth 350K and most of the homes for 350k are on postage stamp lots and usually have to be upated. I'm from back east too and I'd have never thought you could get more for your money back east, BUT YOU SURE CAN, that's where I'm headed as soon as winter is done.
Whoa, I caught hell for saying that a few weeks ago.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:11 PM
 
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Just about anything being built today is on a very small lot. It is what it is. The homes are nice.

One may get a nice home in COLO SPGS for $350k, but as always the definition of nice is up to the reader and that's fine. What I and others object to are patent remarks that there's "nothing" nice in COLO SPGS for $350k; such remarks are patently wrong. For a ton of our readers, many of the $350k homes in COLO SPGS are most definitely nice. Broad-brushed bashing of people or locations will get people in hot water per the TOS, and per many other readers.

I had a home on a lot of 10k sq ft but building lots are now down to the 6k sq ft size these days. Still, I opted to not have two windows in the bedroom as they were ~20 feet from the home next door. Why pay $600 per window, plus that much more in window treatments, to look out of a side window and see the side of another home. Unless one moves to a truly large lot they'll be close to a home next door. It's everywhere these days, not just COLO SPGS, so bashing COLO SPGS for what's now a normal industry standard is bogus and/or snobbery. And it will get you called out by many readers on this site.
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Either you like a large lot or you don't.

The main benefit of a large lot is isolation from neighbors.

Because lots used to be larger, perhaps finding a 25 year old home and re-doing the interior to current decorating tasted would be a good option for some.
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