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Welcome to the beautiful Black Forest in Colorado Springs. While technically still in Colorado Springs, Black Forest takes up a large chunk of land in northeast Colorado Springs and Borders Eastonville, Gleneagle, and Briargate just to the east of Highway 83. It has dozens of micro-neighborhoods and its own little pockets of brand-new homes still being built out today. Read on below the listings to learn more about Black Forest, the homes for, and neighboring communities and towns.
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Living in Black Forest
Black Forest is an unincorporated neighborhood in El Paso County, approximately twenty miles from downtown Colorado Springs. The Black Forest area consists of approximately 200,000 acres of rolling, forested hills. This area was appropriately named Black Forest due to the heavily forested Ponderosa Pines, and when viewed from the summit of Pikes Peak, this area appears to be a vast black mass. Black Forest is attractive to residents because of the rural, private feel, yet conveniently close to the city for more amenities. The average commute into Downtown Colorado Springs is about a 30 to 45-minute drive.
The weather in Black Forest is slightly cooler and receives slightly more accumulation than other Colorado Springs areas due to the elevation difference. Black Forest sits at about 7,000 feet, which generally creates a higher than average snowfall than most Colorado Springs.
Black Forest offers plenty to do, including Black Forest Regional Park, which provides visitors with BBQ grills, hiking and biking trails, pavilions and picnic tables, a playground, tennis courts, and soccer fields. The 385-acre park is filled with ponderosa pine trees, amazing views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range.
Honestly, most residents benefit from what it feels like living in a park right out their front or back door.
Schools in Black Forest
Due to the large size of Black Forest, multiple school districts serve the residents here. Academy School District 20 serves the residents in the southern portion of Black Forest. This school district maintains 7 high schools, 8 middle schools, and 22 elementary schools with additional charter and alternative schools.
Academy School District 20 is one of the largest and most popular school districts in El Paso County. According to Greatschools.org, Pine Creek High School was given an exceptional 8/10 rating, Academy Online School, Challenger Middle School, and The Classical Academy Charter School were all given 7/10 ratings, Edith Wolford Elementary School was rated 6/10, and Aspen Valley High School was rated 4/10. These are just a sampling of what the Academy School District can offer the Black Forest residents.
The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 provides education opportunities to the north and western portion of Black Forest. District 38 includes 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and a few charters and alternative schools.
According to Greatschools.org, Prairie Winds Elementary swept an outstanding 9/10 rating, Lewis-Palmer Elementary, Bear Creek Elementary, and Lewis-Palmer High School all received a rating of 8/10, Ray E Kilmer Elementary received a 7/10 rating, Palmer Lake Elementary and Lewis-Palmer Middle School received 6/10 ratings and Monument Charter School received a 5/10 rating. These schools receiving average or above-average ratings is quite an accomplishment for a school district to achieve.
Finally, the Falcon School District 49 serves the eastern portion of Black Forest. This district currently holds the title of the fastest-growing school district in El Paso County. Currently, the district is home to 3 high schools, 3 middle schools, 11 elementary schools, and several alternative and charter schools.
According to Greatschools.org, Peyton Elementary School and Woodmen Hills Elementary School achieved a rating of 7/10, Pikes Peak School Expeditionary Learning, Falcon Elementary School of Technology and Falcon Middle School all received a 6/10 rating, Peyton Senior High, Meridian Ranch Elementary, Bennett Ranch Elementary and Liberty Tree Academy all received 5/10 ratings, Falcon High School received a 4/10 rating, and Peyton Online Academy came in with 2/10 rating. So, while Falcon School District still has some work to do with some of their schools, most accomplish an average or above-average rating.
Homes in Black Forest
Again, due to the mere size of Black Forest, it is not surprising that the area attracts a wide variety of people with various backgrounds, lifestyles, and interests to the area. However, common among Black Forest residents, regardless of any differences, is the appreciation of privacy, the love of nature, and those trees.
Homes in this area range in various styles and price ranges, making Black Forest ideal for anyone to call home. Home prices range anywhere from $300,000 to the millions and range in size and acreage, commonly from 1 to 10 acres.
Due to Black Forest being unincorporated most homes are equipped with wells for their water source and septic systems. While there are smaller and average-sized homes in Black Forest, some large homes can be found here as well. There are plenty of options for everyone in size, quality, acreage, and price range, so anyone can find their place to call home.
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