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Old 04-17-2007, 04:53 PM
 
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Hi everyone:

I lived in C/S (north area-University Park) back in 2003-2004 and then moved away.

In July of last year, we remotely purchased the townhome that we live in now i.e. Internet Shopping. To make a long story short, we bought a beautiful townhome in the worst location in the city (Chelton and Jet Wing) and have finally gotten an offer on it. We will close on May 4.

So now that we have lived here for about 9 months and after many chats with the police departments we have narrowed down our acceptable locations and were hoping to get some feedback. Because our price range caps at about $155-160K it limits us, but there are still a few nice options for condos/townhomes.

We looked in the Northwest at the Rockrimmon Townhomes but all that had 2 car garages have been sold, now our choices are down to the Powers area (Villa Mirage, The Villages, Ensemble Heights area, and Riviera Grove). These all at least have a 1 gar garage and meet our other requirements. We also looked at a few on the Southwest side (near Quail Lake and also down near 115 and Cheyenne Meadows). There are a few in the Spring Creek division that we liked, but were concerned that there is a correctional facility nearby. There are a couple on the west side too.

My drive to work is not really a factor. What would you guys say is the safest and quietest area? My concern about the Powers area is that it has become so busy, so quickly. Is it still a quiet area? Should I choose the Broadmoor area for its established neighborhoods?

Ok, thanks I welcome any input.

Keri :-)

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Old 04-17-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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DO NOT GO TO VILLA MIRAGE! My parents lived there for 1 year before moving out. The walls are paper thin and yes, their model is up to code, but the other buildings are not. You can hear your neighbors way too well- I was quite shocked at the conversations I could hear, the opening of the dishwasher, the toilet flushing (not to mention urinating also).

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Old 04-17-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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DO NOT GO TO VILLA MIRAGE! My parents lived there for 1 year before moving out. The walls are paper thin and yes, their model is up to code, but the other buildings are not. You can hear your neighbors way too well- I was quite shocked at the conversations I could here, the opening of the dishwasher, the toilet flushing (not to mention urinating also).
Wow are you serious?? Thank you. It was becoming one of my favorites, since we fell in love with the loft floor plan. Geez!
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Riviera Grove is a nice area. Very quite, w/ a gated community. bashep
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