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Old 11-15-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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Having visited Colorado Springs several times, we're considering moving up from rural NM where we've lived for two years. Haven't driven around much in the city, but which areas would you recommend for a retired, but active couple? (Wooded areas and acreage preferred since we've living on a ranch).
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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Having visited Colorado Springs several times, we're considering moving up from rural NM where we've lived for two years. Haven't driven around much in the city, but which areas would you recommend for a retired, but active couple? (Wooded areas and acreage preferred since we've living on a ranch).
Black Forest may fit your needs. There are some larger areas that are very wooded. I'm not sure what the price range is, though. Otherwise, you may want to consider West of Colorado Springs around Woodland Park.
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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I agree that Black forest might a good fit however what is very important and what will dictate where you can or cannot live is howmuch want to spend and what you want to do with the land - if you have horses then how many is a big ?? The types of wells are also very important. If you don't like the snow then that is another big consideration. [ mod cut ]

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Old 11-15-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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While we want land around us, we also need to downsize (our budget)! We'd need to sell first to see how much we have to spend on a house and property taxes. The retirement living budget is shoestring tight. We love snow but don't want to drive in any more of it on a regular basis than you get in the downtown area. The jury's out on the horse issue. My immediate concern is for the dog and cats who are used to lots of space.

Wells? What's the situation with wells out there?


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I agree that Black forest might a good fit however what is very important and what will dictate where you can or cannot live is howmuch want to spend and what you want to do with the land - if you have horses then how many is a big ?? The types of wells are also very important. If you don't like the snow then that is another big consideration. [ mod cut ]
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:57 AM
 
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Wooded areas tend to be more expensive. What's your budget? Why do you want leave NM?
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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Good morning - property taxes in Colorado Springs are not as high as you might think - it depends on the area and newness of the home and size of the home - odler homes are around $900 a year, new subdivisions around $1800 a year - again very much depends on where - these will be avergae sized homes like +- 1500 - 2000 sq ft. A home with five acres in black forest real could be as high as $400000 - those are the ones with trees surrounding them - so much to talk about but I need to make it short - you might find one, when you are ready to move, that is in foreclosure or shortsale and get it for around $230 k for e.g, Water is a very precious commodity and if you have livestock or horses you must make sure that you can water them from the well otherwise you have to bring the water in, you must also make sure that there is a well permit in place. We had snow this weekend - in town about an inch but the roads are clear and have been since yesterday - Black forest gets drifts - blowing snow, but generally speaking everyone goes about there business with no problem - only us scardy cats stay home We don't have big weather very often. Hope this helps and good luck with your current project
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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Monument offers some good buys right now for land and is less populated but offers all the shopping you would need. There is a developement called "Cherry Creek Crossing" you might want to look into.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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Why leave NM? It's too brown even at the 6900 foot elevation. Have short pinion and juniper trees; miss tall fir trees and mountains. Have to drive 1.5 hours to nearest store and sometimes it's difficult to get to the highway if the dirt roads are wet because they turned to deep caliche mud. Quality of medical care is lacking.We also like the people in CO .


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Wooded areas tend to be more expensive. What's your budget? Why do you want leave NM?
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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Appreciate the tips. The word "development", however, makes me a little uneasy. It depends on the area, but I know how some (not all) developments can be and some have pages of convenants, an association, and there are battles going on between members. Less populated but with shopping sounds good.


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Monument offers some good buys right now for land and is less populated but offers all the shopping you would need. There is a developement called "Cherry Creek Crossing" you might want to look into.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Look in Larkspur, Palmer Lake, Monument, Woodmor, Black Forest, Woodland Park, Florissant, Divide, etc.

Good luck.
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