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Old 10-24-2010, 05:00 AM
 
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i have 3 cities that i've narrowed down just need some personl info about them,education for adults,night life,jobs,weather,etc,these cities which is best sierra vista,AZ,Colorado Springs, CO and washington statepls help?
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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Colorado Springs:
- Metro Population is about 625,000
- Very conservative
- Downtown has a growing group of restaurants and clubs
- Air Force Academy for College sports, Minor League Baseball Team
- Beautiful setting (right at the base of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak)
- Very nice zoo, and some decent museums
- Airport with several daily flights
- Outdoor everything (hiking, running, biking, camping, skiing, just about whatever you want - year around)
- OK shopping (a few malls and lifestyle center)
- Lots of Military personal
- Lots of Sun (300+ days)
- Very suburban oriented community
- Lots of free attractions - Garden of the Gods, US Olympic Center, Air Force Academy, etc.
- Family focused
- 45 minutes or so to Denver
- Easy to escape to the Mountains/get away
- Part of the Front Range region with about 4 million people
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Arizona is Arizona. Washington is Washington. Colorado is Colorado.
One is more humid and another has straighter highways.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I don't know anything about Sierra Vista, but I know there is a military base nearby. Ragerunner covered Colorado Springs.

Washington state is as diverse a state there is, both in lifestyles and landscapes. Some areas could pass for Arizona or Colorado, for example. So we need to know where in WA you are talking about.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Del Norte NM
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Here are some cons:
Sprawl-a-lot-o Springs is basically a suburb of Denver due to the growth so get used to smog and traffic, as compared to upstate New York. At least according to the scores of people who move from there.

The sprawl blob has all the shopping conviences that the other blobs around the US has. The food won't be as good as NY. Many NYer's complain that the water is to too alkali and hard to make good bread or pizza dough. That's going to be a trade-off to moving from NY to basically anywhere west of Kansas City though.

300 days of sunshine is a misnomer. Actually the Front Sprawl blob does actually get 300 days a year when the sun shines but that doesn't mean that there's sunshine all day. It can get cloudy in the same day the sun shines. Also, if you don't have allergies, you'll probably develop them especially in the spring time when the wind blow constantly. If you have them already, expect them to get worse.

One bright point is that El Paso County is not smog testing vehicles...yet. So the air quality hasn't diminished to that point.

Other than the sea of humanity, crowded mountain hiking within 200 miles of the sprawl blob and the crawl of the traffic coming back from the mountains especially during the summer months, CO Springs seems to agree with a lot of people....a lot of people...so it's not a bad place at all.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My daughter lives in "Springs" as the locals call it, and she says air travel is so much easier from there than from DIA.
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