Colorado Springs, Colorado 

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Disappointed in Colorado Springs. - 9/20/2019
Eh - Recently moved to Colorado Springs from Denver to get away from the high Cost of Living, Crime, Congestion and the Crowds.
We were wrong for thinking this place was any better
As the saying goes out of the frying pan into the fire.
There was recently a drive by shooting less than a mile away and another shooting later that night in the same vicinity.
Cost of housing has skyrocketed to near Denver levels as well.
There are alot of neighborhoods that dont have an HOA and houses have overgrown weeds and trash in their yards.
Traffic and congestion is nearly as bad as Denver was.
Electricity and Water are much higher than anticipated.
Doubt if we stay here very long and already looking elsewhere to relocate.Read More

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No going back - 8/3/2019
I've lived here 3 different times due to my work. Every time I've gone back it has grown drastically and cost of living and housing has skyrocketed. It's not what it used to be when I first moved there in 1982. I moved away permanently last year with no looking back. I don't miss the hail storms or wildfires that pelt the area. And don't have to worry about the presence of mountain lions. Read More

Going downhill - 5/13/2019
I've lived here for 15 years. You need to update your average price of a home because it has gone up dramatically in the last two years. According to our local paper, the current average price of a home is $303,450. Apartments are unaffordable. The scenery and activities available are great, but it is getting very crowded and the crime has gone way up. I moved here from the south and one of the reasons was the low crime rate. Now it seems like there is a shooting every day, drug busts are rampant, and wrecks are increasing much so that they are putting in red light cameras at multiple locations (and they aren't helping.) The freak weather is so bad that insurance rates have skyrocketed. If I could afford to move, I Read More

There are better places for sure. - 4/14/2019
Not the worst city, but certainly not the best either. People are rude...Hillbillies at best, not the brightest. Women are not attractive at all! have you have heard of the ugly stick? If not,Just ask one of the local gals as I'm sure that they can tell you all about how it feels to get beat all to hell with one! Pace is expensive, getting worse every day too. Sorry if you don't like my opinion, just telling it like it really is. go ahead come on out here and find out for yourself if you don't believe. Oh, and make sure you have good car insurance. Between the baseball size hail and Read More

It's not that great - 3/18/2019
Moved here in 2017, the cost of living has skyrocketed, the traffic gets worse every day, its DRY everything is brown and red outside no green grass, the houses are very ugly. Unless you van afford a million dollar mortgage...good luck, the food is not good here, but I do love the amazing people and mountains. Read More

Awesome or Horrible depending on the neighborhood - 2/10/2019
I bought a house in Colorado Springs, on Cheyenne Blvd, about a mile from S. Nevada, in 2002. Prices in general weren't so high then. Plus, that S. Nevada area that bordered us was extremely blighted (to say the least!). In 2007, we moved overseas and have rented it out ever since. During that time home prices gradually increased. Then, the city finally started tearing out that dingy blighted mess that was S. Nevada Ave. It's being replaced with fine shopping and dining places, etc. The dinge is gone. Basically, anywhere on the west side, below or on the mountains, is great.

There are also some really fine areas around downtown; neighborhoods full of the original Victorian houses. This includes the area around Colorado College.

But there are bad areas too. Much of the South Academy Blvd. area is crime-infested. Along the central and North Academy Blvd, it becomes a blah, boring, area, full of the same sorts of generic neighborhoods you'll find anywhere Read More

Love the mountains but can't afford to live here - 1/23/2019
I grew up in Colorado Springs, left to join the military, and came back because the mountains will always be home, but regular people can't afford to live here anymore. The cost of living is ridiculously high, starting with housing that has risen at an unnatural rate and will likely crash if COS history is any indicator. Buying a house? Expect to pay more than asking price, and in the last 2 years, houses have sold within a day or two of coming onto the market. Rents, including substandard apartments, have risen due to demand, and they fail to live up to the expectations of those paying $2000 a month for the privilege of not being homeless. Yes, homelessness is an issue here. Of course it is. There's no affordable housing. The waitlist for subsidized housing has been closed for a decade. They bulldoze homeless communities but fail to do anything substantive. In the past, they've bussed homeless people out of town, which doesn't really solve the problem. Average American workers are Read More

Very Disappointing - 12/4/2018
On the west side of this city it's very picturesque, quaint and majestic, but it's east side is just blah. Also, this place is maybe the worst singles scene in a city this nice. The women here are just unattractive as all get out. I don't know what it is but they can't hold a candle to women in Albuquerque where I came from. A poor, crime ridden and jobless wasteland that still has far more and better looking women. Something about military towns that are like this. Anyway, this city is too crowded, expensive and lame. Colorado in general is highly overrated and I'm going to be moving on when my lease is up. The mountains and climate are the only pluses. Too many cons and not enough pros for me to want to stay Read More

From great to good. - 6/17/2018
Its beautiful here lots of sunshine, late afternoons you experience wind and thunderstorms which are in and out within an hour then sunshine again the winds stick around longer. Summers are awesome for temperatures, the winters do get cold at night and much warmer during the days. Moderate traffic almost never stopped traffic unless an accident, tailgaters are terrible here as well as people that cut over at the last second. Patriotic city lots of military and good people, one of the few cities in Colorado where you can be proud to be an American and there will be many others like you. Taxes are a little high but utilities are dirt cheap and they include all of them on one bill which is awesome. Homeless are on most street corners downtown which is appalling because most are young working age with super low unemployment at just above 3% no excuse to be begging unless your a drug addict and lazy. Vehicle registration is very expensive if you have a newer car. If you buy a house try to Read More

Gotten Worse - 3/23/2018
I've had the privilege of living in Colorado Springs on three different occasions. The first being in 2009. At first sight, my wife and I loved the town, especially the views and weather. A year later, we moved to DC and really missed the Springs. Fast forward three years and we're back in Colorado for round two. Unfortunately, this is when we noticed a noticeable decline in the town. Everything from the legalization of marijuana, increased traffic, ignorant drivers/tailgaters, increased prices for everything, and CRIME. The Springs took a turn for the worse, so we decided to pack up and move back to DC. Oddly enough, DC got worse as well. Now we're back in Colorado, round 3, and somehow gotten even worse. Everywhere we go, it wreaks of marijuana, homes are expensive, and the roads are terrible. This place reminds me of the alternate universe of Hill Valley from Back to the Future 2 where Biff is a millionaire and the town is run amuck. The upside to Colorado Springs is plenty of Read More

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