U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-21-2008, 11:22 PM
 
37 posts, read 100,503 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

I currently live in Ft Collins but I had to take a job in the Springs due to being laid off a few months ago. The job is just a 6 month contract but pays very well and it might turn into something. My work locating is right down town. Is it wise to live down town (on the 600 block of N. Cascade) or am I asking for trouble?

Also if I find a place way up north what is the drive like during rush hour? Any advice would be nice. Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-22-2008, 11:54 AM
 
19,554 posts, read 35,628,726 times
Reputation: 16630
Quote:
Originally Posted by -RAC- View Post
I currently live in Ft Collins but I had to take a job in the Springs due to being laid off a few months ago. The job is just a 6 month contract but pays very well and it might turn into something. My work locating is right down town. Is it wise to live down town (on the 600 block of N. Cascade) or am I asking for trouble?

Also if I find a place way up north what is the drive like during rush hour? Any advice would be nice. Thanks.
That's a great location. You are right near Colorado College. That's a gorgeous area and walkable to the downtown area. Fear NOT.

We're from the DC area. Trust me when I say traffic here is NOTHING like Denver, DC, Atlanta or L.A. It's EASY here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
2,788 posts, read 6,758,046 times
Reputation: 1339
Very true indeed. Traffic is nothing. Even if you bought a place up north, th commute time wouldbe 15-30 minutes tops, unless some idiot causes a crash.

Then you'd better pack a lunch.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2008, 09:07 AM
 
35 posts, read 104,780 times
Reputation: 25
We used to live in the 400 block of North Cascade. It was great! We would walk downtown for the farmer's market or to grab a bite to eat. We never experienced any "scary" issues. Cascade has such character too. I think it is a perfect place to live if you are either single or a couple with no kids. Surely it is fine if you have kids too. I just didn't particularly see a lot of them when we lived there.

Everytime we are in town we drive by the old apartment and smile!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-08-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
100 posts, read 241,973 times
Reputation: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by -RAC- View Post
I currently live in Ft Collins but I had to take a job in the Springs due to being laid off a few months ago. The job is just a 6 month contract but pays very well and it might turn into something. My work locating is right down town. Is it wise to live down town (on the 600 block of N. Cascade) or am I asking for trouble?

Also if I find a place way up north what is the drive like during rush hour? Any advice would be nice. Thanks.
I live on S Cascade. Moved here very recently (3 months) I use to live east of Powers. I loved it there but here is so much greener and there are trees (imagine that?) it was more expensive for me to move over here, but realize again that I lived east of powers. And I'm close to the interstate so traffic is rarely an issue for me. Hope this helps!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-12-2008, 10:46 PM
 
37 posts, read 100,503 times
Reputation: 15
Yes, I just moved to this place and so far so good. I do like the area and being able to walk to work and places to eat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2008, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
1,331 posts, read 4,240,454 times
Reputation: 667
Ryan, you are a hoot!!
If you get in a "hum",..you can always call Ryan to rescue you.....right Ryan?? Dang,...did I say your name enough?? I am truly a "dork"!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top