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Old 10-24-2007, 04:21 PM
 
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Anyone have any advise on places down south past Co Springs?
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Old 10-24-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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I would check into manitou springs, canon city or woodland park area both are up in the hills but within commuting distance of the springs. I think these areas are prone to get snow though since colorado springs is right up against the mountains. Any further and you are pretty much up there.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Canon City is quite a distance from Colo. Spgs. Canon is closer to Pueblo, but still quite a ways to drive every day to/from work.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
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Hi, I grew up in Evergreen and the surrounding areas and moved to Florida to be near family about 8 years ago. We desperately want to move back but I don't want to live that close to my mother! LOL So Im looking either further north or South. We didn't really travel much then I guess. I want to live in a small town in the mountains but don't want all the height mountain snow or city life right in my back yard.
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You may want to look into Perry Park in Larkspur. Pine Trees with a mountain feel, but only 7,000 feet, 10 - 15 minutes to Castle Rock or Monument, about 30 minutes to the DTC or northern Colorado Springs.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I agree w/ the last post. Larkspur, Blackforest, Monument, Tri-lakes, Palmer Lake are great, they are all between C/S and Castle Rock. Then you do have Woodland Park, which is about a 15 minute commute to the Springs, if that. bashep
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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I think Castle Rock is a great town, which is growing, but still feels like a small town to me. Its not as far as people (in denver) seem to think, but its far enough to feel like a small place away from city and the stars are amazing at night. The Douglas County government is in town, so the city is getting taken care of for sure.

I also like Larkspur, esp. if you don't mind living in the mountains or seeing wildlife from your house.

You should note than in places like Monument, Larkspur, Palmer Lake and Castle Rock -- that the increased elevation and topography makes the winters a little longer and little colder. On the flip side, we almost never hit 100 ever in the summer, so its really almost perfect all summer. Its consistently 5-8 degrees cooler in C.R. than Denver -- and in the summer, thats a really nice difference.

Plus the schools in Douglas County are good -- whereas the mountain schools are mostly awful, but perhaps Evergreen is one the better.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, CO
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I wouldn't look south of the Co. Springs personally. Its becomes a lot more rural, there are fewer jobs and Pueblo is a lot more industrial and blue collar historically. Its also becoming a mexican territory as well.
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