Originally Posted by Bugeater
Colorado Springs is probably the worst front range city you could move to.
Not terribly familiar with Colorado Springs (recently relocated to the northern part of the front range). I have heard, however, that they have a bit of a "gang problem" there. True? No idea.
When you boil the piss out all these places, and having lived in Olathe until 2010, after 40 years in KC, I am absolutely biased here. Hands down, no better place to raise a family than Kansas City. Folks are fond of talking shit about KC, but I've been all over the United States a dozen times - Kansas City - hands down.
If family isn't a deciding factor, then any of those touristy places are fine. Great skiing in Colorado. The mountain view never changes. The beaches on either coast are fine. Damned water.