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Old 11-14-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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Okay, so here I am in the Springs -- 54 years old -- and single.

Six weeks ago I moved here from New Jersey to be with my fiance.
The relationship has not worked out, and now I need to move out of his residence and find one of my own.

I keep noticing all the young people here, and quite frankly, I feel ancient.

Can anyone direct me to a part of the Springs where I can live near mature people over 50?
(I'm not wanting to live in a "retirement" home though, LOL.)

Thanks much for any suggestions you can provide.

Now excuse me while I retire to my rocking chair.

Last edited by 50something; 11-14-2009 at 06:58 PM.. Reason: I can't spell. I can't spell. I can't spell.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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You may be 54, but I've seen your pix and you look 35, like my wife who's in her 50's also. Put the rocker on consignment and look at Briargate area, where it seems there are few youngsters, but not geriatrics. Lots of nice apartments, condo's, TH's and SFHs. Try the area around Research and Lexington for starters, or Briargate Parkway near Lexington, etc.

Truly sorry to hear your engagement didn't work out; I recall we helped you find a reception site. We're sad for you
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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You may be 54, but I've seen your pix and you look 35, like my wife who's in her 50's also. Put the rocker on consignment and look at Briargate area, where it seems there are few youngsters, but not geriatrics. Lots of nice apartments, condo's, TH's and SFHs. Try the area around Research and Lexington for starters, or Briargate Parkway near Lexington, etc.

Truly sorry to hear your engagement didn't work out; I recall we helped you find a reception site. We're sad for you
Mike, Thank you for the compliment and recommendations.

And thanks to several posters for the previous help finding a reception site.

We were going to be married at The Pinery. But as they say, you never know someone until you live with them.

Being new to the area, I am assuming Research and Lexington are streets (not areas)?

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Old 11-14-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Mike, Thank you for the compliment and recommendations.

And thanks to several posters for the previous help finding a reception site.

We were going to be married at The Pinery. But as they say, you never know someone until you live with them.

Being new to the area, I am assuming Research and Lexington are streets (not areas)?
Yes, they're streets, up here on the far north end. Check it out. Tons of places up here that might appeal to you.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'm in my early 40s and notice a lot more 35+ than I do those under.

The complex I moved in has a wild variety of ages but notice quite a few of the "over 40" crowd. I can think of 9 off the top of my head. Granted there are about 200 units (I think) but in the small neighborhood I moved from last June, it was about 25%-30% of people in their late 30s on up.

I agree with Mike in that you will find more people who's-kids-have-left-the-nest age (or a tad younger) up on the northern parts of the city. Norwood, Briargate, etc...even in many places in the southern part of 80918 and northern part of 80907.

Also, look for places to live that aren't super close to elementary schools or junior high (middle) schools, you may find similar.

I will say, however, that outside your home is where you will meet the people you want to hang out with the most. Church, volunteering, work, club activities and such. In that situation, it's people of like minds rather than like age.

Hope that helps.

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Old 11-14-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Held Hostage in Overland Park, KS
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Howdy all . . . . OMG I've been reading C-D threads for the past two hours, and I am getting the impression from what I've read and seen over the past six weeks that this isn't the place for the "over 50" population.
I read several threads that talked about COS being mainly a young and middle-aged town.

This is disappointing because I like it here so far.
Now I need to do some research to determine a better fit for me demographically.

Maybe this seems silly to some, but there are many reasons why I want to live in an area where
there are a significant number of folks over 50.

I had read that Arizona's population is more over 50 and retired. Anyone know?

Please forgive me for being a little neurotic, but I've been through the ringer the past 10 years with geographic relocations.
It's a little scary being here alone and not know anyone except my now ex-fiance. YIKES.

Just want to find a place where I feel good and fit in. I am thinking long-term.

Time to get back on my rocker. Mike, I better not put it on consignment just yet!

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Old 11-15-2009, 12:40 AM
 
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If you like it here so far, then why are you looking to make a change? This is not a young town, nor an old town. It is a bit of everything, for everyone. Relax, and enjoy.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:08 AM
 
Location: New York Catskills
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Hi 50something...I also am 54, female and recently ended my engagement too. I now live here in NY so I am looking to move to CS just because I always wanted to.
It does seem like a young town but I don't mind that so much as I am pretty active.
I am a little nervous to move out there where I will know no one and find these forums very helpful to get a handle on things.
I too have moved a lot and want to find a place to stay for years. I was looking for a warmer climate such as Arizona but it seems there is a lot more crime there.
I know I don't want to live where being active just means golf....I like to hike in the woods and love the mountains...the down side of that is I hate to drive in the snow so I am trying to find a place where the snowfall is lighter than the Catskills....we get a ton of snow here.
My only worry in a young town is not being able to find a job if employers prefer younger people....have you found work OK?
My marriage/relationships for the last twenty+ years have been with men who were tied to this area....so now that my kids are older I want to finally live where I have always wanted to....my 'bucket list' so to speak before I really get too old to relocate on my own.
A few of my friends would love to relocate out there too but have reasons they can't....they say if I move to Colorado I will be their hero!!
One friend takes yearly trips to Pagosa Springs and thinks that is where I should go but it's pretty snowy from what I understand.
I think you should take a little time and stay put if you like it there....I hear Colorado has the best looking men in the country.
Good luck.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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You will be fine here. Lots of retirees and clubs. See Pikes Peak Library District Clubs Database Subject Search (http://www.ppld.org/communityconnections/clubs/clubs_subjectsearchmain.asp - broken link)
I am 49 and just moved to COS and even though is't not the high country like I'm used to its a better place than alot of the country right now. RP
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hey there, according to the City-Data information page. The average age is around 34 years old. If you like Colorado Springs, then you make friends that you have the same things in common with. I dont' think age has anything to do with it. I am 38 and one of my closest friends is in her 50's. So don't get so hung up on the age thing and find people that you have stuff in common with. My monther-in-law is in her 60's and she says she gets frustrated because alot of the women in her age are ready for that rocking chair and she is not, she is very active. So most of her friends are actually in their 40's. It is all up to you! Don't let age determine your life!
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