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Old 04-23-2007, 12:01 AM
 
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Woodland Park is 15 miles West of Colorado Springs.. I currently moved to OR from Woodland Park.. we are thinking about coming back..
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:02 PM
 
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Default Love Woodland Park

Woodland Park is gorgeous. Some good friends of ours lived down there (we're up near Denver). The area was quiet and we always felt like we were in a mountain retreat. The only down side, if you can call it a down side, is that it's so far from everything. Perhaps that's part of its charm.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think Woodland Park would be a great place to live. They have real grocery stores now and they are also building a hospital. Can't beat that! bashep
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:07 PM
 
Location: South of Denver
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Woodland Park has grown up over the last few years. It's cool, beautiful and growing. That means housing prices are quite a bit higher than they were a few years ago. It's a very nice place if the locals keep it from getting spoiled by developers. Some of us think it's already spoiled when they added all those shopping centers, but many of those services do make the town more livable, and some of the best Colorado has to offer is just outside the town.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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The hospital is supposed to open August 2007, barring any other delays. They have also built a new Wal-Mart (*ugh--although I have to admit, it will be handy!) which they are painting the outside at the moment and have yet to pave a parking lot. Word has it that there will be a mini strip-mall at the other end of the parking lot which will include a Chilis. I just hope that these won't put Hungry Bear out of business! It is strange, that such a "small" town has three Chinese and three Mexican restaurants! It'll be nice to have another American choice. Oh, Wild Wings just opened, and the golf course re-opened after a summer or two closed, so there is plenty here, and it's GROWING, GROWING, GROWING! (Good for property, but we haven't bought yet!!! )
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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The hospital is supposed to open August 2007, barring any other delays. They have also built a new Wal-Mart (*ugh--although I have to admit, it will be handy!) which they are painting the outside at the moment and have yet to pave a parking lot. Word has it that there will be a mini strip-mall at the other end of the parking lot which will include a Chilis. I just hope that these won't put Hungry Bear out of business! It is strange, that such a "small" town has three Chinese and three Mexican restaurants! It'll be nice to have another American choice. Oh, Wild Wings just opened, and the golf course re-opened after a summer or two closed, so there is plenty here, and it's GROWING, GROWING, GROWING! (Good for property, but we haven't bought yet!!! )
Wow sounds awesome, every since I left wa state, I have been unable to find a pretty place to live. Looks close enough to Colorado Springs to Commute. does anybody know how long commute is?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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sberdrow, re commuting from WP to COL SPGS, IMO, the drive will get very old in a hurry, especially when it snows.

When you visit next week, drive out Hwy 24 to WP, note the traffic lights west of downtown COL SPGS, steep climb and twisting road. Not fun in good weather, tough in bad weather, a mood killer if work and social life are in COL SPGS. If you can work up there, go for it. If this is an afternoon trip, drive through Manitou Springs on the way down, find an eatery (Mona Lisa for fondue style meal, Stagecoach Inn for a bison steak or pot roast - on the deck over the stream, or the Adams Mountain Cafe for good food, etc). The r/t from COL SPGS to WP and back, is about an hour, plus time spent looking around up there.

Hwy 24 west of downtown will be widened at some point in the not to distant future, not sure when that work starts, but for 1-2 years it will make commuting worse until work is done and barriers are removed.

s/Mike
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