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Old 07-06-2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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Moving to CO Springs

Looks like we'll be moving to the Springs, since the wife accepted a position down there. She'll be working in the new Pikes Peak Library District building on Chapel Hills Dr, near Briargate. Did some scoping out of neighborhoods yesterday, and so far, it seems that most places close by in our range (250-300k) tend to have houses stacked on top of each other and no yards. We did find some places up off Baptist and in Palmer Lake we liked. Any other hoods to check in that range, that have bigger yards and trees and stuff? I can live anywhere since I work from home, so the closer to Chapel Hills the better :).
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
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Rock Rimmon area would be my first choice up there. (west of I-25 off Woodman) Built up mostly in the 60's and 70's, so the construction quality is superior to today's houses (copper pluming, wired in conduit, etc), mature trees, a "normal" amount of space between houses.

There's also a couple of pockets of similar houses east of Union - west of Academy - north of Austin Bluffs, and around Palmer Park (the actual park, not just the street), oh and east of Academy off of Barnes, but west of Powers.

New houses? I think they're going to be pretty much cookie cutter and right on top of each other in that price range.

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/23...13600855_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32...13593640_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/20...13654257_zpid/

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Old 07-06-2014, 02:44 PM   #3
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We didn't check out the areas of the first three you linked above. Those look to be more of what we're looking for. Not too far from the wifes work either. Rockrimmon area was nice, but there wasn't much in our price range, that was older and not stacked on top of each other.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:49 PM   #4
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We didn't check out the areas of the first three you linked above. Those look to be more of what we're looking for. Not too far from the wifes work either. Rockrimmon area was nice, but there wasn't much in our price range, that was older and not stacked on top of each other.
That last one on Avalon is a really nice area. Pretty close to the Waldo burn scar, but not right in it, and that park across the street is really nice for hiking and biking if you're into that. Same goes for the other two...nice neighborhood, nice park, but the area surrounding them isn't as high end as the Avalon house.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:06 PM   #5
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That last one on Avalon is a really nice area. Pretty close to the Waldo burn scar, but not right in it, and that park across the street is really nice for hiking and biking if you're into that. Same goes for the other two...nice neighborhood, nice park, but the area surrounding them isn't as high end as the Avalon house.
Thanks for the leads. I liked the area over there where the Avalon house is. Was a little concerned with the burn scars on the hillside though, of course. We missed that one when checking out the neighborhoods over there. We checked out a few right down the road off Majestic Dr, and they had no yards. The other two on the other side of town look nice as well - much closer to the type of neighborhood we're looking for.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:05 AM   #6
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Congrats on the job! :)
They've been raping the prairie with cookie cutters for years now, if you want something a little more individual, consider closer to downtown. I'm about 2 1/2 miles north and it's super quiet, mature trees, but-older homes. I'd still rather live in the country, but since that's not an option for me right now, this has turned out to be my next favorite. I just couldn't handle suburbia
If you're interested, an old friend of mine (Doug Widner c 719.351.8439) is a realtor-he's done very well for me and he's a down to earth guy.
Don't have a truck anymore, but I have a nice little bike trailer that holds a bunch of stuff-let us know if u need help moving
Maybe check out the areas off Old Ranch Rd (right by Pine Creek High)-I used to live a mile east of Old Ranch Rd & Milam (on Arrowhead) in Black Forest, now the city has grown right up to the edge of the forest (minimum 5 acre parcels unless it's tied into city water). Might be pricey, not sure now...
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wow

didn't you guys just buy a house last year in denver?

also, there are a coupla ADV librarians in el paso county..
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Congrats on the job! :)
They've been raping the prairie with cookie cutters for years now, if you want something a little more individual, consider closer to downtown. I'm about 2 1/2 miles north and it's super quiet, mature trees, but-older homes. I'd still rather live in the country, but since that's not an option for me right now, this has turned out to be my next favorite. I just couldn't handle suburbia
If you're interested, an old friend of mine (Doug Widner c 719.351.8439) is a realtor-he's done very well for me and he's a down to earth guy.
Don't have a truck anymore, but I have a nice little bike trailer that holds a bunch of stuff-let us know if u need help moving
Maybe check out the areas off Old Ranch Rd (right by Pine Creek High)-I used to live a mile east of Old Ranch Rd & Milam (on Arrowhead) in Black Forest, now the city has grown right up to the edge of the forest (minimum 5 acre parcels unless it's tied into city water). Might be pricey, not sure now...
Yeah - we started out looking in the wrong areas, since we don't know the Springs well. The area near Palmer Park is so far looking like the best option. Not quite country, but at least there is some space and trees. And thanks for the assist offer. We'll be doing the POD thing again and having movers finish everything up when the time comes. I'm done with the moving myself stuff :)
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:04 AM   #9
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didn't you guys just buy a house last year in denver?

also, there are a coupla ADV librarians in el paso county..
Yep, Centennial. Moved in here April 2013. :/
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Leasing/renting for a while to get to know the area is a good option sometimes. Good luck.
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check out a neighborhood called Park Forest Estates
in the Blackforest rd / Burgess rd area 2-3 acre lost

easy commute for the wife
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check out a neighborhood called Park Forest Estates
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easy commute for the wife

Looks nice, but does not appear to be in our budget :)
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What about Woodmoor in Monument? I live a few miles from there.

I really like Palmer Lake, and I noticed you mentioned you had already looked there.
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