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Old 03-05-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: 80911
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Default Good/Bad parts of The Springs?

I am really needing some help in finding a place in the springs asap. My fiance is in the Army and we are being moved to Ft Carson in a few months. The army will move you there but finding a place in a 10 day time frame is making me anxious about the move. We are looking to rent off post. I have lived in Breckenridge before and I lOVED IT! We are both very excited to make this move and I was wondering if anyone could point out some decent areas of living. We will be looking for apts to rent, anywhere from 500-650. I have found a lot!! but you can never be too sure what its really like. So if anyone could give me some insight i would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Mandiy,

That question is asked every other day. See the Why Choose Colorado Springs thread by Mike from Back East. It covers a lot of information.

There are also a few threads about the SE part of town, which is where Ft. Carson is located. If you search a couple of pages on this forum, you'll find a lot of good info.

Also, the housing office on Carson and Peterson AFB should have info on apartments that specialize in military families. Hope it helps.

Terytee
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: 80911
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I have done a lot of reading on this website and read about the SE area. I was just wondering if anyone knew any specific areas with decent apt complexes.
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: TX
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How close to Carson do you want to be? What are you looking for -- typical amenities? Any kids -- need to be in a good school district?

If you're willing to be a little further away from post, then I'd suggest going a little further North, but staying in the Northwest so that it is an easy commute on I-25. If you need to be very close to post, there are some nice places in the Southwest area, close to Broadmoor Bluffs.

EDITED TO ADD: just realized you provided your budget in your post. NW will be above that, so SW area would probably be your best bet
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: 80911
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No kids so school district doesnt matter. Thanks for the input! Ive heard living right outside of base isnt that great. As long as its by 25 we will prolly look a little more north.

My fiance was actually thinking about looking around Pueblo but it may be too far of a commute. We just got a Cherokee so gas may be an issue. How are the gas prices up there right now anyways?
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: TX
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No kids so school district doesnt matter. Thanks for the input! Ive heard living right outside of base isnt that great. As long as its by 25 we will prolly look a little more north.

My fiance was actually thinking about looking around Pueblo but it may be too far of a commute. We just got a Cherokee so gas may be an issue. How are the gas prices up there right now anyways?
Gas prices here are typically similar to the national average, a little below average or above average sometimes, but not by much. Right now, regular is 2.39 per gallon, and I think the national average is 2.50.
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