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Four sectors of the Springs and where to live Posted On: 4/5/2012 7:17:08 AM
The Springs is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. That's if you drive into the mountains. It has become like many cities. Crime, galore. I live up North in Briargate near the Air Force Academy. It's pretty safe there, but it's expensive. Unfortunately, with my family working non-profit, there is no room for us. Our rent for a tiny apartment has been $950 per month, and is now being raised to $1010. That being said, most places that are extremely affordable and cheap are not in areas you'd want to be living in. There are four areas in the Springs. Up North, Southeast, West, and Cheyenne Mountain area. If you are rich, you'd want to pursue Cheyenne mountain or even the Rockrimmon area. If you are middle of the road and choose the two places not mentioned yet, be prepared for a shock. The Southeast is full of crime. Every bad story in the news comes from down there, and the schools aren't just awful they're dangerous. Knives and guns are not uncommon. Drugs go without saying, but they are bad at every Springs school. The West area is lovely and established. It's not very affordable, but better than Briargate, which is on the other side of the highway. If one chooses Colorado Springs, they have to be prepared for volatile weather, and driving. Nothing wrong with that! Garden of the Gods is only 10 min from me, but to see real Rocky Mountains, and feel as if you're in a forest surrounding it's a much longer drive. Vail is about 3 hours away. Charming to visit, and it's not an overnight trip. If you're active, there are plenty of things to do here, but again, stay away from certain areas. They are unsafe and ugly. It all depends upon $$ as usual! I drive a lot of adults around all over the city during most times of the day, so I can see what goes on the the good/bad areas. Personally, I love it. However I do take drives. If you rely on only hanging out in your neighborhood and being happy, make a lot of $$!