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Old 09-12-2017, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Air quality anywhere in Colorado is much better than Las Vegas

I would also think anywhere in Colorado is much nicer and better for outdoor stuff

I wonder if any other people from Colorado will move (back) here because of the new marijuana laws
Thread is about Colorado Springs, not "anywhere in Colorado".
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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Air quality anywhere in Colorado is much better than Las Vegas

I would also think anywhere in Colorado is much nicer and better for outdoor stuff

I wonder if any other people from Colorado will move (back) here because of the new marijuana laws
You would be wrong. Air Quality in Colorado Springs is worse than LV.

Be careful all these mountain cities are in valleys and have air trouble.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:07 AM
 
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I'd definitely pay the extra couple hundred bucks to get into a better apartment.

Honestly, I don't think Vegas is any better or worse than any other city when it comes to crime and gangs. There's good areas, so-so areas and areas you want to steer clear of. The only major gripe I have is homeless people and junkies are EVERYWHERE. It sucks getting hit up for money 24/7. Aside from that, Vegas is a pretty cool place.
I get asked for money almost daily here in the Springs, the homeless problem is pretty bad all over the city.

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In my opinion, yes. Proximity of Red Rock and Mt Charleston areas make it much better hiking and mt biking. Add Lake Mead and the Colorado River and there is a ton of stuff within 45 miles. Expand a bit further and you've got Zion, Death Valley, Brian Head, Big Bear, etc. My frustration in the Springs was how far away anything was…skiing = 3 hours, 14ers = 3 hours, airport = 1:30…the list goes on.

We hike, bike, camp, Jeep, kayak and feel Vegas location is better than Springs (not better than Colorado).
Interesting, had no idea there were all those outdoor options near Vegas. I do agree that you have to venture out of the Springs quite a bit to get to any real adventurous hiking or skiing spots, and Ive pretty much already hiked everything in the immediate area a dozen times.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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lots of good gyms in Phoenix but really really hot like Vegas .
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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... and buying a place is even worse...
- Seems like cost of living and real estate are affordable (I'm planning to buy a place in a year or two and keep living costs minimal in the mean time)
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Hmmm, I mean I'll admit part of my move away from Colorado is for expense and prospective real estate purposes...

... I love Colorado honestly and always have, but the only way I would stay here would be if I moved closer to Denver or maybe fort collins, but the rent is ridiculous in those areas and buying a house is even worse.
Buying a house seems to be high on your list over the next few years, as you've mentioned it more than once. What do you have in mind? What's your budget? Do you have a reasonable down-payment? How much do you think you could afford in a mortgage? Are you thinking single family home or condo/townhouse?

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Old 09-13-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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lots of good gyms in Phoenix but really really hot like Vegas .
The gyms in Phoenix were great, I just wasnt really digging the social scene there. I got used to the heat after awhile, I prefer it over the humidity of the east coast.

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Buying a house seems to be high on your list over the next few years, as you've mentioned it more than once. What do you have in mind? What's your budget? Do you have a reasonable down-payment? How much do you think you could afford in a mortgage? Are you thinking single family home or condo/townhouse?
It is pretty high on my list of priorities. I'm looking for either a condo/townhouse or a 1-2 bed home. Im single and have no kids so I dont need much. Would like to find something in the 125-150k range if possible, but could go up to 175k. Would like to put 20% down payment and should have no problem making mortgage payments
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:56 PM
 
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Terrible news about the shooting Not sure how this will impact moving to the area
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:14 PM
 
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^^^^ Seriously? Oh come on, the guy wasn't from here.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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Terrible news about the shooting Not sure how this will impact moving to the area
yes, it is a terrible thing. But there are high rises with views to large crowds in every major city. Evil can happen anywhere, even in your own back yard. People do terrible things to other people, and have been doing it since there were more than two people on the earth. There is no absolute safety anywhere. The only way to beat it is to keep on living your life, and not letting fear, and thus evil, win. I hope you make the best decision for "you"...
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV (soon)
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Homeless and Junkies are everywhere? I can go weeks without seeing either.
I agree. This isn't in issue in many neighborhoods. I used to live in a less desirable area in Vegas and would get hit up by panhandlers often. No danger and I just say, "sorry" and move along. I them moved to a better area and only saw panhandlers at 2 intersections on my drive to work. It was closer to work and further from the house so not a concern. They just stand with a sign so not an issue at all.

Now, I live in a better stop and I haven't seen a panhandler in months in my area. I see them when I go closer to the strip for food or activities but that is expected. It is not an issue in many parts of Vegas.
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