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Old 01-10-2019, 01:15 PM
 
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Thinking about moving to Colorado and retiring somewhere along the 25 corridor, with family just south of Denver.
Check out Palmer Lake. Close to Monument, but has the feel of what Manitou was like 50 years ago. It backs right up to Pike National Forest with all kinds of trails and little lakes. Great, little, local restaurants in town. It feels like a mountain town, but I-25 is minutes away. The Springs or Denver are 30-40 minutes either direction.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:03 PM
 
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Check out Palmer Lake. Close to Monument, but has the feel of what Manitou was like 50 years ago. It backs right up to Pike National Forest with all kinds of trails and little lakes. Great, little, local restaurants in town. It feels like a mountain town, but I-25 is minutes away. The Springs or "Denver are 30-40 minutes either direction".
Depending on traffic- most of the travel times are at least twice that much on I25 (to Denver).

You definitely don't want top commute to Denver from there.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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Depending on traffic- most of the travel times are at least twice that much on I25 (to Denver).

You definitely don't want top commute to Denver from there.
OP said he was retiring so didn't think a commute was part of the equation.

As far as traffic goes, 105 is a great option for going north. Really pretty drive. We get to the south metro area in under 40 minutes.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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OP said he was retiring so didn't think a commute was part of the equation.

As far as traffic goes, 105 is a great option for going north. Really pretty drive. We get to the south metro area in under 40 minutes.
Agreed, no commute. Though ease of periodically getting up to Littleton area is a factor. Thx
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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Of course, Manitou is one of only four places in the entire nation where one can watch or even participate in coffin racing. Manitou is the longest running champion of the Coffin Cup, a hotly contested rivalry between Manitou and Nederland and their Frozen Dead Guys Festival, which is similar to the Emma Crawford events only held in the spring instead of the fall.

This might give you some insight into the attitude found in Manitou. Civic minded, but not always taking themselves too seriously.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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Summer tourist hordes, very little parking, narrow hilly streets, high prices.
Yes...And fumes from the summer traffic...
There is (almost) not a house to be found that is not on top of another...it's like you could never just
be on a deck in back without someone above looking down at you. Gets really OLD.
Try having a party...no parking...hilly streets, try IN the Winter... Yikes.
A lot of good tho...
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:52 PM
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Yes, there are a lot of hilly streets ... you'll encounter them if you live up against the foothills on the south side of the main drag. My street is wide and open and flat because there are other neighborhoods in Manitou Springs that aren't built on the mountainous foothills.
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Old Today, 08:51 PM
 
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Check out Palmer Lake. Close to Monument, but has the feel of what Manitou was like 50 years ago. It backs right up to Pike National Forest with all kinds of trails and little lakes. Great, little, local restaurants in town. It feels like a mountain town, but I-25 is minutes away. The Springs or Denver are 30-40 minutes either direction.
Winter is rough in Palmer Lake and the Tri-Lakes in general: SNOW, Cold, Wind, Ice.

The Rock House is a nice place.
July 4th fireworks.
Monument 4th July Parade.
Driveable to Denver for Plan B jobs (that is, you have job opportunities in COS and DEN).
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