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Old 02-11-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Evergreen
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Have you looked into Bailey or Pine on the 285 corridor? It's far enough out that you can find acreage and close enough in to find people to board game with. The area has wonderful places to bike, hike, camp, and fish. Just a suggestion. Good luck in your search!
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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I am sorry I offended the people of Colorado Springs. I have spent time there and I was uncomfortable and that is all I was trying to illustrate.

I don't preach my lifestyle to anyone, but I sure as heck wouldn't live, for instance, in the ghettos of Detroit. Come to think of it, I did live on the south side of Chicago for 6 years (4 years only half by choice ) ... was ok but I'm not a city person.
I don't think you "offended" the people of Colorado Springs. In one of your posts you invited/requested people "change your mind" about Colorado Springs, then said they were doing a bad job of changing your mind by responding badly to your criticism.

I took a shot at trying to give you (and others) a better sense of the totality of the area, but I guess that was sort of a wasted effort as it turns out you simply don't do the city/ghetto thing and were "uncomfortable" during your time in the Springs. Got it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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No no no.. oh my gosh, sometimes I hate the internet. I completely got your point ... Colorado Springs is a big place and certainly cannot be lumped into one stereotype, much as while Boulder has a bunch of vegan Berkinstock wearing hippies ... obviously I live here and I hunt and fish and eat Berkinstocks, err ...

You pointed out that I might be comfortable with the SW side of Colorado Springs ... that's exactly the kind of information I am looking for!
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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Have you considered the Frederick/Firestone area? I live there and think it could be exactly what you're looking for. It's less expensive than most places in Colorado (housing prices and taxes) and is a good mix of urban and rural housing. I'm sure you could find the land you're looking for in the area. There are numerous subdivisions in the area so you would have people to play games with and it's only a 20 minute drive to north Denver, Longmont and Loveland. It's a 30 minute drive to Boulder and about 35 minutes to the south side of Ft. Collins. You can even fish at Milavec in Frederick.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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My experience with Colorado Springs has been the area inside the I-25 / Academy BLVD loop. I welcome you to give me cause to re-evaluate my position, especially on the areas outside of this district.
I love the Springs. From the South side here. It reminds me of Denver before it got too big.

Excellent hunting and fishing close by the Springs too.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Black Forest??
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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Black Forest??
How many acres do you have to buy to get an outside use well permit?
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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How many acres do you have to buy to get an outside use well permit?
IIRC it's usually 35 acres, but may vary a bit around the state.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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Black Forest??
IIRC Black Forest has many hundreds of 3-to-5 acre plots that need well and septic, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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I live on 5 acres in northern Black Forest, with a domestic well and septic. With a domestic well you can water outside (up to a certain large limit) and water livestock. This is very common in Black Forest area.
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