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Old 08-11-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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I was in WP last weekend and there were people with signs standing on a busy street corner screaming to passer-bys that we were sinners and needed to be saved. Really did not make a good impression on us.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:37 AM
 
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Woodland Park is one of those towns you drive through and think wow what a cute town. There must be a lot here. Then you stop and walk around and realize there is not much there. Used to live just south of town. I know what I speak of.
What IS an interesting town, close to the Springs is Palmer Lake. Right on the doorstep of Pike National Forest, lots of good restaurants and a hop/skip from Monument, another cute burg.
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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If you could live anywhere in CO - jobs and school weren't a factor ---- where would you live and why?
We're basically in this position and I would definitely choose the front range. We have no family in CO and living near a major airport so that friends and family can get here easily is important. As is easy access to top-notch medical care and performing arts. We love visiting Co Springs but prefer to live closer to Denver and then drive to the Springs area for fun when we can choose to go when the roads aren't backed up. I wouldn't mind Boulder, but hubby strongly dislikes that area. If we were talking about living someplace temporarily for a season, it would be Crested Butte, Durango, Telluride, or just about any place in the San Juans. We have no interest in the ski towns out I-70.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I was in WP last weekend and there were people with signs standing on a busy street corner screaming to passer-bys that we were sinners and needed to be saved. Really did not make a good impression on us.
Yikes I mainly up there for hiking or the donut mill but I think they have a bible "college" or something up there. Yea religious fanaticism is not something I would want to live next to.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Uravan
I can see the questions coming!

Is it progressive?
Does it have a cute walkable downtown?
Is it dog-friendly?
Does it have a farmer’s market?
Are there good brewpubs and nightlife?
Are there art galleries?
Is the school system top-ranked?
Does it have lots of clean, safe public parks and trails?
Are there lots of moms to play with during the daytime?
Are the affordable homes cute and interesting—no tracts or mobile homes?
Do the jobs pay a living wage?
Are the locals friendly?
How much free stuff can I get there?
Can I buy pot easily there?


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Old 08-11-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: CO
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Uravan
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I can see the questions coming! . . .
and for the perfect weekend getaway, you can visit the front range - enjoy the soon to be open to the public trails at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Uravan
Personally I think Gilman is more scenic
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:37 PM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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Personally I think Gilman is more scenic
Possibly, but then it's not within an easy commute to Paradox the way Uravan is.
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:40 AM
 
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Salida, Colorado
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