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Old 02-24-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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Like the title says: I'm moving in a few months, and I had my heart set on Colorado springs, but the more research I do, it seems like there are more affordable housing options and more and better paying jobs in my field in Ft. Collins. And I figure that since CSU is there, and there's alot of breweries, a 28 year old single male such as myself should have no problem finding things to do. What do you all think? Is there anyone that's lived in both places that could give me some prosepctive?
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:49 PM
 
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I think as a 28y/o single male you would fit in better in Fort Collins. Especially with the college here.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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yeah, i'm worried that COS is a bit too conservative for my tastes. I'm really not cool with that.
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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Fort Collins is a great place to live! I went to CSU and loved it there. The nightlife is actually pretty good for the size of the city. Much better than Colorado Springs! The beer is excellent! Summers are fantastic. There is an annual beer festival in old town that allows you to sample the local brews. Horsetooth Res. is a great place to spend the hot summer day. A drive up Poudre Canyon to the mountains is beautiful. There are so many things to do, you won't have to drive to Denver very often if you don't want too! Wow, do I miss it there!

If you can find a good paying job I would move there. I would suggest living close to the university or old town. It is nice and would fit the lifestyle of a 28 year old. The further south you go, the more suburbian, family oriented it becomes.

I have never lived in Colorado Springs, but my father did at one time. He thought it was pretty conservative (and my dad isn't exactly a screaming liberal). I used to drive down there when I was in high school to visit a guy I was dating. It was a pretty boring place for young people. My sister looked at relocating there, but thought it was "ghetto." Those are her words, not mine. I would pick Fort Collins over Colorado Springs in a heartbeat. Good luck on your move!

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Old 02-25-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Like the title says: I'm moving in a few months, and I had my heart set on Colorado springs, but the more research I do, it seems like there are more affordable housing options and more and better paying jobs in my field in Ft. Collins. And I figure that since CSU is there, and there's alot of breweries, a 28 year old single male such as myself should have no problem finding things to do. What do you all think? Is there anyone that's lived in both places that could give me some prosepctive?
Well, the only real negative one can say about Fort Collins is the job market is sometimes difficult, so lots of people have to commute south for jobs. If you have a good, solid, job in Fort Collins, count your blessings.

As for comparing the two towns, Colorado Springs certainly has more breathtaking mountain views than Fort Collins, and feels a bit closer to the mountains (though in reality only slightly), but Fort Collins is I think a nicer, cleaner, safer town while at the same time being more lively in terms of activities and walkability.

Both are nice places to live, actually, so really either town would have a lot to offer. Both have typical front range climates (CS is a little more moderate in both summer and winter), both will get you good access to the mountains, but both are a bit further from skiing than the Denver area.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Well, i've got 2 different potential employers both trying to snake me, one is in Ft.collins, the other in COS. I'm flying out to interview next weekend with both of them. I guess it depends on the offers I get. I'm still kinda leaning towards COS, cause I have alot of family there, but if I get a better offer in Ft.Collins, i'll take it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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Good luck on the jobs. Let us know what happens.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:14 PM
 
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I will definatley keep everyone posted. Wish me luck!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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Well guys, I've decided on the JOb in COS, mostly cause it pays WAY more. But will certainly visit Ft. Collins as much as I can. Who knows, I just may end up there in the future.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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Congrats on the new job and welcome to colorado.
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