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Old 03-16-2010, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Ditto. Came from the NOVA/DC area in 2005. Love it here. Anything we're short of (Museums, Big-Name Shows, Arts, Shopping, Pro Sports) we can get with a drive to Denver of 60-90 minutes. Hell, millions of people commute 60-90 minutes to work every weekday, we did too. Driving to Denver once in a while for stuff is not a big deal after doing that DC commute for 25 years.
But we do come up short of some other big-city stuff. Like traffic...crime...pollution...

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Old 03-16-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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That's because CoS is not a big city.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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But we do come up short of some other big-city stuff. Like traffic...
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We do?
Since moving here, I've sat in far more traffic jams in and around COS than I ever have in Denver, San Jose or other large cities I've lived in or visited for an extended period. Perhaps I'm an anomaly and traveling the wrong roads at the wrong times, like for example:
I25 in either direction between Baptist and Woodmen during the hours of 6pm to 2pm and 3pm to 8pm.
Woodman or Academy or any other major throughway running East/West from/to I25 during approximatelt the same hours mentioned above.
Hwy 24 on a nice day, esp. a summer weekend.

The problem is that COS has one ill equipped freeway and just about nothing else to get 500k+ residents and passers-by wherever they need to go on any given day.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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You must live in the wrong place - I almost never encounter a traffic jam in the Springs!
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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I appreciate this thread. I'm in a slightly different position than the OP, but also coming from the East Coast (NYC). I may be moving with my wife and 17 month-old son, and I'm wondering if anyone can speak to the sense of community/neighborhood where they live.

I grew up in a suburb of DC in the 80's and have fond memories of playing with kids in the neighborhood until dusk. Can any CoS parents comment on whether this happens where they live?

Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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I think Fountain/Security/Widefield is very much like that - it is like a small town more than like a suburb, but right next to the bigger city and its amenities.
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