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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
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The thing is, you can't count on it being a 70-minute drive to DIA. Sometimes it might be 70 minutes, other times it might be 3 hours esp if there is a wreck, it is snowing, etc. And once you're there, you need to allocate more time to get to the terminal, through security, and to your gate than you do at COS.
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Old Today, 09:05 AM
 
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I don't travel often, but I'd basically never consider flying out of DEN. The extra time and cost it takes to get there just isn't worth it. United, American, and Delta all connect to COS from their hubs so it's almost always possible to get where you're going with just one change. Plus the COS airport is a nice size, not so big that you can't walk to the terminal even from the long-term parking lot.

I think people who complain about missing independent restaurants/coffee shops, walkable neighborhoods, etc ought to spend more time in Old Colorado City instead of the strip-mall-land on the north and east sides of town.

I actually do live in and spend most of my time in the west side / downtown, the problem is those things that are here, are just sort of lack luster when you've lived in a bigger, more cosmopolitan city.
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Old Today, 04:16 PM
 
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Dallas, 1.3 million people.
Cos, 465k people.

Yea, we are no where near as big. I wouldn't expect nearly any similarities on amenities. We'll be lucky to have maybe have one or two choices of nearly anything that could be found in Dallas. Even Denver may not have as much that could be considered cosmopolitan when compared to Dallas.

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Old Today, 06:08 PM
 
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Yes, COS is just a smaller city, and has fewer businesses than a large one. Plus the proximity of Denver has limited development of regional-type resources (research hospitals and medical specialists, professional sports teams, large stadiums/arenas and concert venues, etc) in Colorado Springs, compared to a city of equivalent size in the middle of nowhere. If you are a big-city person, maybe you won't be happy living here. Or maybe you'll adapt and find other activities here you enjoy.

Personally, I moved here from Boston. I couldn't say Colorado Springs is better or worse.... it's different. I don't miss the dreary winters and humid summers. I don't miss the high cost of living. I like the easy access to mountains and parks and hiking. I even like having a Walmart just down the street! But I do miss the walkable neighborhoods, the public transportation, and the access to first-rate hospitals.
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Old Today, 10:15 PM
 
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Overall Colorado Springs is a good place, even though I miss Texas at times and don't know what it quite is that I miss. I don't, however, miss the heat of Texas summers especially. I just wish Colorado Springs would build a better transportation route around the city. Have a freeway that goes around town with bridges and frontage roads, rather than relying on roads and having to stop pretty much at every light to get from one side of town to the other.
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