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Old 04-28-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA
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First of all I was a good girl and did a forum search on Fountain. I read all the replies/posts. So here's why I'm confused. It seems it's about a 50-50 vote on whether Fountain is a good area or an area that's not so good. I've seen posts that say it's great and others that say stay away. So which is it? Or is it a matter of personal choice. If we move there my husband will be working at Ft. Carson (as a civilian). Should we stay near that area or live a little futher away. Thanks!
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You know, I think it is a matter of preference. However, also look at the school scores and go to the CSPD and look at the crime rate in that area. Here are some links for you.
http://www.greatschools.net/
http://www.springsgov.com/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=7 (broken link)

Hope this helps. bashep
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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First of all I was a good girl and did a forum search on Fountain. I read all replies/posts.
Bless you.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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If you like the small town atmosphere, you will like Fountain. We do have a Walmart, Safeway, and other fast-food resturants. We also have community events at our parks/city hall occasionally. We have quite a few new home builders in our area, so if you are looking for a brand new home (cheaper than in the Springs), you can still get one. Just like Colorado Springs, we do have a part of town that is lower income (not necessarily higher crime though- compared to Springs). I really think you have to come visit to get a sense of what Fountain is about, tour Springs' areas, and see what makes sense for you and your family. Everyone is different so please come check the area out before buying.
This is colorado department of education's website where it has all the districts in the state SAR
http://reportcard.cde.state.co.us/reportcard/CommandHandler.jsp (broken link)

Lynette
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA
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Default Thanks everyone!

Thanks for the links and responses and Mike thanks for all the smilies!!!! I will do some checking. More than likely if my husband gets the job he will move there before us. We have a house here to sell. He also has a cousin in the Springs who could take him around to various areas.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No matter what, you are really going to like COS. No matter where you end up living, we are a small enough city that you can travel here or there at ease.
HURRAY!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA
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Great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No matter what, you are really going to like COS. No matter where you end up living, we are a small enough city that you can travel here or there at ease.
HURRAY!!!!!
Thanks Froggin'. Keep your fingers, toes and eyes crossed he gets the job. If not (perish the thought) I've learned alot about what seems to be a lovely place to live.
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Well, Fountain does have a few Pros and Cons:

Pros
1. Your husband will have a very quick commute (Gas prices are ridiculous)
2. Your property taxes will be lower ($700 vs. $1200 for example)
3. You get more home for the money with New Builders like New Generation Homes and Oakwood Homes.
4. School District 8 is not too shabby.

Cons
1. It is said that there is a particular smell in Fountain
2. It's not as well developed or mature as some other areas
3. Lots of rentals due to military families having to leave quickly.
4. A bit further from the rest of the Colorado Springs area (i.e. downtown, shopping, etc)

So, really it is a matter of preference. I live in same part of town in an area called security and actually enjoy living there. I have a very nice size home and only pay $700 per year for taxes. I also attended a district 8 high school many years ago and happen to think I received a fair education.

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Old 04-30-2007, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Ythe smell! Stay away from homes on the west side of 85/87..otherwise you will get the smell! This means stay away from homes around Southmoor Dr. I really suggest looking at Oakwood homes for a new home. Most individuals who do their research on here end up moving into a newly built home anyhow.

Daina--I hate that smell! Thank goodness it doesnt travel too far huh?!
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA
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Ythe smell! Stay away from homes on the west side of 85/87..otherwise you will get the smell! This means stay away from homes around Southmoor Dr. I really suggest looking at Oakwood homes for a new home. Most individuals who do their research on here end up moving into a newly built home anyhow.

Daina--I hate that smell! Thank goodness it doesnt travel too far huh?!


What is the smell? Is it a garbage dump? I know here in Tucson near the dump it's nasty!! Thanks for the heads up guys.
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