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Old 02-29-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Hi, can anyone tell me what Woodland Park is like? How is the employment rate, crime, average age of people in the area, cost of living? Which area would you consider better, Woodland or Colorado Springs as far as living and being able to get to things easily?
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here are some webcams of Woodland Park if you are interested:

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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Hi, can anyone tell me what Woodland Park is like? How is the employment rate, crime, average age of people in the area, cost of living? Which area would you consider better, Woodland or Colorado Springs as far as living and being able to get to things easily?
Woodland Park is not much more than a bedroom community serving Colorado Springs.

It's a 20-30 minute drive from Woodland to anywhere in CoSprings, maybe more to get to the further East side (think Kansas).

There are no jobs in Woodland Park unless you count WalMart. There is no culture in Woodland Park. Seriously. There are 2 friggin' starbucks.

It's basically the same strip mall you can find anywhere in middle America.

I would check City Data for the vital stats you need.

CoSprings is nice if you are church going.

Enjoy.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Hi, can anyone tell me what Woodland Park is like? How is the employment rate, crime, average age of people in the area, cost of living? Which area would you consider better, Woodland or Colorado Springs as far as living and being able to get to things easily?
WP is lovely in many ways, but there really isn't a lot there. Many people who live there like being up on the mountain away from the city of COL SPGS. Most employment seems to be retail and services like insurance, realty, banking, eateries, medical, etc. Okay if working online from home. IMO, its not convenient to the city of COL SPGS, and I think commuting up/down that hill on Rte 24 every work day would get old in a hurry.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I think they just built a hospital there. (My doctor moved there so now I'm looking for another doctor.)
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, Colorado
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If you like small mountain towns, as opposed to the traffic and noise of a big city, than Woodland Park is wonderful. I live and work in Woodland Park and only go to the Springs to visit my daughter, who is in college, and to go to the malls. Colorado Springs is like any larger city, jobs, shopping, traffic. The crime is almost funny compared to where we came from in California. My older kids can walk around town, and the younger one can play outside without being watched by an adult close by at all times.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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I am moving to woodland park myself in a few weeks. We are starting out renting for now. I've got a friend who lives out there, and she loves it, says it's great. It's been a God send for her with her physical disabilities (cleaner air, less allergy problems for her).

I do need help with a few questions. She's been there awhile and can't remember, lol. I was wondering the turn on fees for electric, water, what are the local companies for those, and what cable company services that area. I can't seem to find one that actually says they service woodland park. We will be near RE2 if that helps knowing which companies.

I know directv, which we have here, but dont know if I can have that in the apt or not, and I'd like high speed internet through someone. I just need to know which company to call so I can get things going for our move date.
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hi, can anyone tell me what Woodland Park is like? How is the employment rate, crime, average age of people in the area, cost of living? Which area would you consider better, Woodland or Colorado Springs as far as living and being able to get to things easily?
One thing to consider is that if you live in Woodland Park and commute to Colorado Springs for a 9-5 job, you will always be driving into the sun. it makes commuting more difficult.

Furthermore, as a supervisor for a company in Colo Springs, I've observed several people who bought a house in Woodland Park and lasted just one winter. It's beautiful in August, but by February that extra 3000 feet elevation brings much colder winters.
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