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Old 09-03-2010, 10:49 PM
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:47 AM
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Weighing in on this one, Fort Collins is the nicer town, but Colorado Springs has the nicer setting in terms of beautiful views, mountain proximity, and climate both summer and winter. Neither has a lot of jobs right now.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:43 PM
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Default What are the differences between COS and Fort Collins?

Positives and negatives please... having a hard time figuring out if there's something in one city that would lead me to the other one or not. I do have a family and school-aged kids if that matters, and a husband who lives to fish and hunt with his dog
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:55 AM
Location: Florida
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When I visted Fort Collins, I found the area to be beautiful and loved the downtown atmosphere. It is very spread out and reminded me of some Florida towns. If I lived there, it would be away from the main part of town near the res. The people are very nice there. In COS, I found some of the people to be rude!
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:19 PM
Location: SE Portland, OR
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I really don't think you could find two more opposite cities in CO. Maybe Boulder and the Springs.
Progressive versus Conservative
Smaller versus Larger
Focus on Downtown versus complete urban sprawl
College town versus Military town

I lived in both towns and hands down the Fort was better for me. I am socially liberal, and enjoyed the more compact nature of fort collins, as well as all the park and bike facilities, which are definitely not as good in the Springs.

The only pluses I could give the Springs the nod for would be cheap housing and more job opportunities.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:05 PM
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Alveeno, I am abit "older" too, Moved to Ft. Collins last Fall, and am not pleased ! College kids over-run the place! You can't go uptown and peacefully walk the streets and window shop due to all the noisy young people. Very busy and full of parked cars. On Fri. and Sat. nites you take your respectability in your own hands; we've seen girls and guys peeing and defecating in plain sight in front of the stores and cafe's. No one on the forum mentions this, but we read an article on the paper's front page a cpl mo ago referring to this problem and how the police were supposedly "on it." All the avenues are crowded and congested, whatta headache. You can't even find a parking place at Walmart. We're moving as soon as we can. If I had a lovely condo in Manitou I'd STAY. (We've lived in CO Springs, too.)
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:26 PM
Location: Bentonville, AR
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Originally Posted by StealthRabbit View Post
CO is getting a bit 'over-run' as it was when I left 30 yrs ago.
Does anyone else find this a little bit hilarious?
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by knrstz View Post
Does anyone else find this a little bit hilarious?
Yes. I'm curious as to what that's suppose to mean. Nothing is said or added to clarify the statement.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:13 AM
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African American Single mom late 20"s hitting 30 thinking of relocating to colorado which is better....boulder, fort collins or colorado springs? I ALSO HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO IS 9 BUT, WHEN I CONSIDER MOVING FROM SAN ANTONIO TX SHE WILL BE AROUND 10- 11

We want a great community with family values and community events.
We want great schools.
We want to be active like boating, fishing, hunting , camping and hiking:etc
Shopping without having to drive "to town".
We will be renting.
Im looking for friendly environment
great schools/uniform free
lots of kid activities and outdoor events

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