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Old 07-14-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Stanwood, Washington
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The best policy is to tear down the water sucking blue grass developments and return them to agriculture and to the natural state. Have people return to the cities and suburbs in denser housing with great transportation and walkable communities and no huge lawns and minimum needs for private cars. This type of living would be more economical and environmental sustainable. We can then preserve vast open space and agricultural lands with more than enough water to produce food for us and the rest of the world.
People are returning to the city and foregoing life in the country, because of driving expenses. Simple math dictates that if it costs more to drive the family around than to pay the mortgage, it's time to buck up and move close to your top destinations. People are looking for in-city condos arranged on a bus or rail line, or even better, a condo upstairs from where they work.

Gas is going to $8 per gallon, and the return to the city will create new problems, but also will allow for the land to be kept for natural beauty. Good luck tearing down the housing to return it to old status, but it is a nice thought.

 
Old 09-30-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Default Castle Rock, one of the worst places to live

A list depicting the worst places in America to live should have Denver, Colorado and Castle Rock, Colorado on the top of that list. We bought a new home in Castle Rock, Colorado and it is virtually impossible to go outside of our new home for more than five minutes without a plane flying over. Many times we have as many as four planes flying over at the same time. And we live nowhere near an airport! Denver’s airport is forty five miles away and a dirty little airport called Centennial is fifteen miles away; however, even though we live far from both airports we continually have aircraft flying directly over our homes.

Flight schools use Castle Rock as their primary flight training area, where they will fly circles, just a thousand feet over our homes, passing over every five minutes for hours at a time. These training sessions begin as early as 7:00 AM and as late as 10:30 PM. Our community has submitted thousands of noise complaints, but our local governments have shown little or no concern for our safety or our wellbeing. After those thousands of noise complaints nothing has gotten better, only worse. The thought that submitting noise complaints to Denver International or Centennial Airport will result in something being done, would be a false hope. Each of their noise abatement departments are a sham. They take reports, but do nothing about them.

After numerous noise related reports to the City of Denver and its airport, we still continue to have hundreds of their planes fly directly over our homes. Yes, they are located forty five miles away, but feel that it is OK to route hundreds of planes directly over our homes. These planes will also fly over at the rate of one every five minutes and will go on for hours at a time. Colorado’s Governor (Ritter) and Denver’s Mayor (Hickenlooper) have both been contacted on numerous occasions regarding the noise and safety issues involved, but both seem to be pandering to big business and have little concern for the families that live in our community; Typical politicians, maybe that's why our country is in such a mess, "To hell with the general public, only support large business/corporations."

We’re stuck in Castle Rock, Colorado, what a horrible place to live, and it has to be one of the worst places in America to live!
 
Old 09-30-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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If you really wanna see a bunch of small planes, gliders and helicopters over head, go for a hike in your thong! I'm not kidding.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Well, there's one thing you can do. Become and airplane enthusiast.

Oh, and isn't Centennial Airport in Centennial?
 
Old 09-30-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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A list depicting the worst places in America to live should have Denver, Colorado and Castle Rock, Colorado on the top of that list. We bought a new home in Castle Rock, Colorado and it is virtually impossible to go outside of our new home for more than five minutes without a plane flying over. Many times we have as many as four planes flying over at the same time. And we live nowhere near an airport! Denver’s airport is forty five miles away and a dirty little airport called Centennial is fifteen miles away; however, even though we live far from both airports we continually have aircraft flying directly over our homes.

If its that bad, perhaps a few walks around your prospective neighborhood would have uncovered the problem before you bought.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I would actually kindof enjoy that. I like lots of background noise when i'm sleeping
 
Old 09-30-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Earth
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A list depicting the worst places in America to live should have Denver, Colorado and Castle Rock, Colorado on the top of that list. We bought a new home in Castle Rock, Colorado and it is virtually impossible to go outside of our new home for more than five minutes without a plane flying over. Many times we have as many as four planes flying over at the same time. And we live nowhere near an airport! Denver’s airport is forty five miles away and a dirty little airport called Centennial is fifteen miles away; however, even though we live far from both airports we continually have aircraft flying directly over our homes.

Flight schools use Castle Rock as their primary flight training area, where they will fly circles, just a thousand feet over our homes, passing over every five minutes for hours at a time. These training sessions begin as early as 7:00 AM and as late as 10:30 PM. Our community has submitted thousands of noise complaints, but our local governments have shown little or no concern for our safety or our wellbeing. After those thousands of noise complaints nothing has gotten better, only worse. The thought that submitting noise complaints to Denver International or Centennial Airport will result in something being done, would be a false hope. Each of their noise abatement departments are a sham. They take reports, but do nothing about them.

After numerous noise related reports to the City of Denver and its airport, we still continue to have hundreds of their planes fly directly over our homes. Yes, they are located forty five miles away, but feel that it is OK to route hundreds of planes directly over our homes. These planes will also fly over at the rate of one every five minutes and will go on for hours at a time. Colorado’s Governor (Ritter) and Denver’s Mayor (Hickenlooper) have both been contacted on numerous occasions regarding the noise and safety issues involved, but both seem to be pandering to big business and have little concern for the families that live in our community; Typical politicians, maybe that's why our country is in such a mess, "To hell with the general public, only support large business/corporations."

We’re stuck in Castle Rock, Colorado, what a horrible place to live, and it has to be one of the worst places in America to live!
Sheesh! Sounds like somebody didn't do much due diligence before they decided where to live. Boo hoo!!
 
Old 10-01-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: USA
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Many times we have as many as four planes flying over at the same time. And we live nowhere near an airport! Denver’s airport is forty five miles away and a dirty little airport called Centennial is fifteen miles away; however, even though we live far from both airports we continually have aircraft flying directly over our homes.



Centennial aiport dirty???

Its one of the nicest airports in the country. I spend a lot of time in Castle Rock and as a pilot I am cursed with the gene of looking up at EVERY airplane in the sky. Can't help it. I've been to many outdoor festivals/art shows in Castle Rock and have NEVER noticed an abnormal amount of airplanes in the sky. Admit it. You just don't like airplanes. I also have friends that live in CR and they've never complained about airplanes overhead.

You can always move.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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For me, any place with a population of over 25,000 or so sucks. So do the places where the mountains are over 30 miles away. So there goes Boulder, Denver, Ft. Collins, Greeley, etc. For my favs, that's a hard decision, but here goes:

Because of scenery and amount of hiking (the 2 most important things to me after population):
1. Crested Butte
2. Salida - my hometown, born and raised, so I'm a little partial
3. Telluride
4. Granby
5. Leadville
6. Silverton
7. Steamboat Springs
8. Durango
9. Aspen (but pretty much too expensive to do anything besides camp and hike)
 
Old 10-02-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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A list depicting the worst places in America to live should have Denver, Colorado and Castle Rock, Colorado on the top of that list. We bought a new home in Castle Rock, Colorado and it is virtually impossible to go outside of our new home for more than five minutes without a plane flying over. Many times we have as many as four planes flying over at the same time. And we live nowhere near an airport! Denver’s airport is forty five miles away and a dirty little airport called Centennial is fifteen miles away; however, even though we live far from both airports we continually have aircraft flying directly over our homes.

Flight schools use Castle Rock as their primary flight training area, where they will fly circles, just a thousand feet over our homes, passing over every five minutes for hours at a time. These training sessions begin as early as 7:00 AM and as late as 10:30 PM. Our community has submitted thousands of noise complaints, but our local governments have shown little or no concern for our safety or our wellbeing. After those thousands of noise complaints nothing has gotten better, only worse. The thought that submitting noise complaints to Denver International or Centennial Airport will result in something being done, would be a false hope. Each of their noise abatement departments are a sham. They take reports, but do nothing about them.

After numerous noise related reports to the City of Denver and its airport, we still continue to have hundreds of their planes fly directly over our homes. Yes, they are located forty five miles away, but feel that it is OK to route hundreds of planes directly over our homes. These planes will also fly over at the rate of one every five minutes and will go on for hours at a time. Colorado’s Governor (Ritter) and Denver’s Mayor (Hickenlooper) have both been contacted on numerous occasions regarding the noise and safety issues involved, but both seem to be pandering to big business and have little concern for the families that live in our community; Typical politicians, maybe that's why our country is in such a mess, "To hell with the general public, only support large business/corporations."

We’re stuck in Castle Rock, Colorado, what a horrible place to live, and it has to be one of the worst places in America to live!
Are you kidding? If you live in Castle Rock, planes flying into and out of DIA are very high up! If that bothers you, I suppose crickets bother you too!

I live in Stapleton and yes, planes fly over much of the day, usually low enough that I can identify the airline. But it's not like they're buzzing my house, and I actually like watching them. If you don't want any aircraft flying over your home, you're going to have to move to an extremely remote part of the world!
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