Colorado springs is CRAP now. there is nothing here. Just ghetto, and hippies. The malls are gone to shit, and there is no entertainment here outside of the movie theaters, and cruising up and down the blvd. Unless your the club type, but the clubs are lame and full of retards pretending to be gangster, or military boys that are roffie happy.
Lakeside doesnt count...for anything...except the waterpark...and im not real sure that thats in lakewood lol.
Denver has it ALL. It really does remind me of D.C. You can choose your speed, plenty of bars and clubs that are not hazardous to your health.
Plenty of car shops and car guys there! Hell there are ferrari, porsche,lamborghini,and exotic meets every other weekend across the street from where I work, Literally. I work in a Big outdoor mall. Cost of living though, kinda steep for apartment life. 700 will get you a decent 1bdrm with some scenery. Downtown it shoots up to aboout 850 900, but its kinda worth it. Houses can be found for 800 and up. Crime is here, but no worse than any other place of comparable size. Plus most of the "gangsters" here are the type that if you hit em in the nose and stared at them, they would probably sit the fuck down.
anyways, we got it better than Indiana, AND most other states that ive been to (48). For the 35 and under crowd. 40+ crowd might just like Csprings better....