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Old 05-22-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: California
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Hello! My name is Gia and my family and I have been wanting to up and move from the San Francisco Bay Area in California to Colorado Springs for many years. We want a new start. A slower way of life for our 12 year old. We have tried looking through the demographics of the area but think that discussing it will people who live there would be a better way to get informed.
We have NOT ever lived in a snowy area. People tell us that we are in for a serious wake-up call lol. Does Colorado Springs get much snow? I'm sure the city is lovely, but every town has it's iffy areas. What are the areas that we should avoid? We would like a cheap rental house and we have a bunch of animals so we know that it's going to be hard to find a place. How are the schools? Job market? Are the communities accepting of newcomers? Are the homes heated with oil or natural gas?

Thanks to anyone who can help!

Gia
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Do a search of the forum. Most of your questions will be answered. Moving to Colorado Springs, or anywhere for that matter, without a job in hand--especially if you have a family to support--is a very unwise move, in my opinion.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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It gets cold, sometimes very cold, and it does snow. Often only a little and often melts out quickly. Sunny most days. Low humidity. Few bugs. No traffic to speak of.

Excellent schools in most districts; like D49, D38, D20, D12, D11 (most schools), and D8. Lots of threads here on schools. Use our search tool.

Avoid the S.E. area of town, around and east of Citadel Mall.

IMO most homes are heated with natural gas, very affordable here.

Use padmapper.com to find rentals, or the rental search on ppar.com

Newcomers are fine, this is a city of transplants, including many military.

Jobs aren't plentiful, but who knows, might be one here for you. Best to have a job in-hand before you get here.
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