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Thinking of moving to Colorado Springs... Any thoughts?

Asked by SarahBeth (110points) May 7th, 2009

My boyfriend is a Chef and we are flying out there so he can do a tasting for a restaurant in Colorado Springs next week. If they offer him the job we are seriously considering relocating there. We love the mountains and being outdoors. Anyone ever lived in Colorado Springs and have any thoughts about living there? Thankyou in advance!

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Likeradar's avatar

Never lived there, but I know a little about it being from Denver.
It’s a beautiful city and is growing. However, I would never live there due to the conservatism. If you’re cool with that, then it might be a good choice.

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

Better then San francisco (:

Likeradar's avatar

@Lothloriengaladriel What’s your basis for that?

casheroo's avatar

people, bookmark this damn site, i’m constantly giving it out
It has information, and forums of people who live there and know all the details.

YARNLADY's avatar

If you also like a lot of snow, it will be paradise for you. There are many hiking, camping, mounteering, skiing and just plain enjoying the countryside opportunities there. The air quality is nearly always good, with ozone and smoke particles being slightly elevated on some days, and the schools have an excellent reputation. I have relatives who live there and they call it heaven on earth.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I’ve family there and nearabouts who love it but they have very secured jobs, friends and other family nearby and have been able to afford their love of the outdoors. They say if they didn’t have the homes of their choice and that particular lifestyle then the area would be desolate for them; I visit every few years but wouldn’t live there without enough money to travel away each month or so.

YARNLADY's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence But, Denver is just a short drive away, and has everything any big city has, plus at least two major league sports teams.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@YARNLADY that’s true, Denver is a major city and would probably do the trick for city loving people to get a fix now and then. I’m an ocean lover

Likeradar's avatar

@YARNLADY Way more than 2… Basketball, baseball, lacrosse, football, hockey… It’s an awesome sports town, and being in the Springs would make all the sports about an hour away without traffic.

I’m not sure if I’d call it a major city though… I consider it a starter city.

Anyway, @Sarahbeth, why don’t you come out with your guy and check the Springs out for yourself? I would be terrified of moving to a new place without seeing it first!

YARNLADY's avatar

@hungryhungryhortence I hated Colorado when I was raised there, and moved to the California beaches at the very first chance I got.

noelasun's avatar

I really love colorado springs and loved living there, but then, I really love hiking and the outdoors.
It is a tad small, but as people have mentioned, Denver is a relatively short drive away.
If you have an appreciation for the outdoors, Co springs is a good bet!

Mamradpivo's avatar

C Springs is a good place to be if you’re looking for a springboard to Colorado. It’s quite conservative, with large military and religious elements. But if you’re looking for a way to get to CO and you have a job offer in the Springs, you should go for it.

SarahBeth's avatar

@Mamradpivo Thanks! i really am just looking for a springboard to Co. I’ve been living on the ocean in FL for a while and i’d like to get back to the mountains and seeing the seasons change. I’m quite liberal and don’t really fit into the whole military or religious thing but we do have a very good job offer. And the past few years we’ve realized just how happy we can be almost anywhere. We love being outdoors, hiking, etc. Thanks for your response.. im getting excited!

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Colorado Springs is super uptight and conservative. Denver is too crowded. Boulder is too weird. In my mind, no place in CO is better than Fort Collins.

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