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Old 04-02-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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We are relocating to Colorado Springs, coming from Illinois. My husband "loves!!" Woodland Park, living in the mountains. It's his dream. We have 2 elementary age kids. What do you guys think about Woodland Park? We found a most excellent house and think it's beautiful. It's in the mountains, but also a neighborhood. I am wondering about the schools. They ranked 7 out of 10 on the greatschools.net web site. Help, p
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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You're gonna love Colorado.

Lots of info already here on Woodland Park. Use the Search this Forum tool with keyword WOODLAND and/or any other topics of interest to you, and you will find tons of info already posted.
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Frisco,Texas
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Default Good for you!

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Originally Posted by Colorado-bound View Post
We are relocating to Colorado Springs, coming from Illinois. My husband "loves!!" Woodland Park, living in the mountains. It's his dream. We have 2 elementary age kids. What do you guys think about Woodland Park? We found a most excellent house and think it's beautiful. It's in the mountains, but also a neighborhood. I am wondering about the schools. They ranked 7 out of 10 on the greatschools.net web site. Help, p

I live in Texas(Dallas area) and my family and I really want to relocate to Woodland Park, too! My husband needs to find a job first. Would you mind sharing where your husband found a job? We're looking for any sort of "leads".
My husband is looking for a Senior .net programmer/architect type position.
There doesn't seem to be alot of those kinds of jobs in COS.
We went to look at some houses in WP over spring break. We found a great one up in the mountains! It was really remote. I love downtown WP. What neighborhood did you look in? I think one of the neighborhoods we saw was Aspen Hills or Woods.
Well, I wish you and your family the best of luck.
Lisa
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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Default Woodland Park

Can anyone tell me, I am very interested in the Woodland Park area. Not so much the "in" area but the more woodsy area.
When there is snow, do they clear the path to the main street? I have never lived in snow before so I don't know how much I need to take care of.

I would appreciate some help from you.
Thanks
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:28 AM
 
Location: South of Denver
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Moving to snow country requires some thought. I live in the city and decided my 120-foot driveway was too much to shovel. I now have a 40-footer. You might be stranded for a few days if you get too far off the main roads. Eventually every public road gets plowed, and mountain locations do have more plows to work with.

To find out if the road you are considering gets plowed, ask the schools if it is on a bus route (the school bus routes are on our town's web site). They get plowed first. But even that may not help. Our biggest snow here happened just as the schools were breaking for Christmas, so we went an extra day without access.

You might want to do a search on snow country & mountain living. Some hazards are never considered, sometimes with serious results. One homeowner well north of Woodland Park only shoveled his driveway wide enough for his pickup truck. His house burned down because it was not wide enough for a fire truck to get up the driveway in the snow, and it was too far off the road for the hoses to reach. An isolated example, but it illustrates things to think about.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Ask the neighbors of that community...they should be able to tell you real quick. Better yet, have your realtor find out, our realtor didn't hesitate to go door to door asking questions for us.
I haven't heard anything negative about Woodland Park to be honest. We like to go through on our way to our camping spot- up past Lake George/Terryall.
GOOD LUCK!
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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LOL - yes pick a short driveway on a paved street in an established neighborhood unless you love shoveling or plowing. As a spotter for the Weather Service, we've had 145 inches (12+ feet) of show so far this winter in Woodland Park (including a foot last night, May 6). Last snow can be as late as mid June. First snow can come in early September.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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We are going to be in CS from next monday for a week. His first week of a new job. Then we will be home a week and then the big "move" up a mile! I will write about what I think of the neighborhoods when I return. I have a agent going to drive me around and show me all the different places.

Cheryl
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:51 PM
 
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Dear Dallas, we are in Louisiana about to move to Woodland Park. I lived in Dallas for 6 years so this will be a big change for us as well. I just did a job search although I'm lucky enough to have found work - and there is an architect position open in WP now. Check it out!
I just did a basic online job search for WP and it popped up.
Keep in touch and we'll compare how we're doing together! Heather G
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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Colorado-bound, Blinky: The must haves for living rural up here (I live in Holiday HIlls outside WP):
1-county roads/school bus routes are snow-plowed first
2-south and west exposure on driveways is critical if you dont want ice build up and dont want to have to shovel a lot
3-always get septic inspected or pay the consequences (we just had one put in, $8K OUCH)
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