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Old 05-24-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park
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Have been here eight months now and quite happy with the decision. No nosebleeds, not much trouble with the dryness or climate changes. But I will also say that I have spent significant periods of time here off and on over the last decade and knew pretty much what to expect. This is a good place to live. Looking forward to a summer when I can actually spend evenings outside without running from the mosquitoes like I did in Kansas.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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yeah for real, the mosquitoes in Ohio will carry you away
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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I've lived here my whole life. This year feels a bit cooler than normal - like spring has dragged out - but I love it, personally. About 3 years ago was the apparent end of a several-year drought and that summer it was above 90 every day for like a month. I have a swamp cooler and that year I had started using it in April but this year I haven't used it yet. I find it interesting how people have trouble adjusting to the "dry"; being from here; I can't stand humidity - you feel sticky all the time, need a shower right after you shower, have frizzy hair all the time, and the air you breathe always feels heavy and the sky isn't blue enough!
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: SC
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I haven't cared for the wind. It seems to be getting windier here in the Springs.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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Yeah, COS is outta control!! I love it here. Of course I came from a town with 20,000 ppl, so it's quite a change for me.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Bedford, Texas
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Hi, my husband and I are thinking of moving to Colorado--Denver Metro area specifically from Dallas and I am wondering which areas are best for: a small community feel with short commutes to DEN? We are visiting the Denver area this weekend and will hopefully get a feel for the area(s). I've heard Longmont is nice but maybe a bit pricey? Please help these Coloradian (is that right?) wanna be's. Thank you for your replies in advance.
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I take it you want to commute to Denver, but not live in Denver? Do you have a need or want to live in the Springs (i.e. family)? If you want a nice happy medium, try Castle Rock which is 30 minutes into Denver or the Springs, area dependent of course. If you like more woodsy, foresty smaller town (with more snow), look at Monument which is just north of COS, but about a 40 minute commute to Denver (and 10-30 mins to COS). All these times are by freeway and can vary if you're traveling to the extreme north ends or from the south ends of town. COS is quite large, geographically spread out-wise.

If you need to stay in Denver more, you might want to cross post this in the Denver forum as well.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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i'd rather be in Castle Rock than Monument. There is much there in Monument yet
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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I moved to CO Springs from Florida last fall. My only regret is not moving here sooner! The entire state of Colorado is more beautiful than I could've imagined. I've made wonderful friends, found a job that pays well, and have never been more happy. I've made it my personal mission to see every inch of Colorado (so far I'm doing rather well) and with every new sight I fall more in love with this state.

Although CO Springs is beautiful, welcoming, and full of plenty of things to do, I wish I would've taken the plunge to settle in Denver. I grew up in a very small town and the Big City scared me quite at first. I prefer the hustle & bustle, have acquired the patience for bumper-to-bumper traffic, and feel more "at home" there. I've heard a lot of negative comments about CO Springs (regarding the religious tone and crime, etc.) but this is a great city worth anyone's consideration. I currently live in the Briargate area and like this spot of the city best.

Of course, Colorado isn't for everyone. I hear the complaints from some (my boss from California comes to mind!) about the "brown" landscape along the Front Range, the lack of a typical spring, etc. The dry air doesn't agree with everyone, either. From the moment I arrived, though, I knew this was my home.
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