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Old 11-19-2015, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Deezy303 View Post
The exact same thing is currently happening in Denver..

The Springs is not walkable, has abysmal public transit (probably one of the worst in the country for a city its size), and isn't bike-friendly whatsoever

Colorado Springs is the epitome of sprawl and auto-centrism. Living car-free is virtually impossible there. The entire city is reminiscent of one humongous suburb.
Colorado Springs, seems bike friendly, to me. I have not ridden a bike around town; but we have new bike paths and great trails. Where I live, I see tons of bike riders....near Palmer Park. Motorists and bikes have collided at times.....which I blame some motorists for being rude to pedestrians and bike riders.
(That seems a problem, just about everywhere I have been, with the exception of California.)

There are areas of Colorado Springs that are walkable to shops and cafes. Walking, running and jogging, there are some nice trails, here. Public transit is improving. Beautiful parks, close to Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs and the library system is the best I have seen. We have Trader Joes' too!!!

There is also transportation for the handicapped and elderly, if needed. Silver Key and Metro Mobility. I have lived in Colorado Springs, the last 10 years, and have seen lots of improvements, when were you here?

Must say, I am a Denver native and if not for the high rent; I would be back in a "New York Minute.~!" Denver has a great transportation system and it is just a great metro area!!

Last edited by mollygee; 11-19-2015 at 07:50 AM..
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:06 AM
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These are all honest, informative responses - thank you! Denver would probably not be a great choice, based on what I have read here...the PNW is really where I feel I belong, so I will look into smaller cities/towns in that region... and I was so happy to see Trader Joe's mentioned by a couple folks - living in a city/town where I can shop at TJ's is EXTREMELY important to me...the employment situation in places like Tacoma, Eugene, etc. is the scary thing for me.

I am single, supporting myself and two dogs - have no family/spouse help - so landing secure employment (before I move, hopefully) is crucial for me.

Thank you all again - I appreciate your responses!!
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