Forest Gate Homes for Sale
Forest Gate is a community within Black Forest, Colorado. Homes for sale in Forest Gate are large, newer, single family homes on 2.5 to 5 acres within a beautiful natural setting. Black Forest Reserve, Cathedral Pines, Highland Park, Sylvan Meadows, Wildwood and Woodlake are all other popular neighborhoods in the Black Forest area. There is some new home construction in both Cathedral Pines and Black Forest Reserve. Some new builds in the Black Forest are also the result of rebuilding after the 2013 Black Forest Fire. There are very few apartments, condos and townhomes in the Black Forest area.
People move to the Black Forest to have acreage and privacy, and it is common to have horses and other livestock in this area. Neighborhoods such as Park Forest Estates, Cherry Creek Springs, Spiritwood and Latigo Trails cater to the equestrian lifestyle.
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About Black Forest, Colorado
When viewed from the summit of Pikes Peak, the Black Forest looks like a large black mass. Hence the name “Black Forest”. Since much of this area is located in unincorporated El Paso County many of the homes in the area rely on well and septic for water and sewer. The major zip code in Black Forest Colorado Springs is 80908 and the area is home to the Black Forest Regional Park.
People generally live in the Black Forest because they are seeking privacy, love the trees or want to have their horses close by. Whatever the reason, this area is very popular. The Black Forest is so large it covers several school districts; Academy School District 20, Falcon School District 49 and Lewis Palmer School District 38.
In the summer of 2013, this area suffered the Black Forest Fire, a massive wildfire which burned thousands of acres and destroyed almost 500 homes. The rebuilding of this area has already started and this is a great area to consider for building a new home. Black Forest, Colorado is a great place to look to build a new home or search for land for sale.
Quick answers to your questions about the Black Forest in Colorado Springs
Black Forest Zip Code
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Black Forest Size (area)
127 sq mi
Black Forest School District
D-20, D-49, D-38
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Where is Black Forest CO?
The Black Forest area of Colorado Springs is a large area located in the northeast part of El Paso County. The area covers approximately 125 square miles and is at an average elevation of 7300 feet in elevation. The northern border is Douglas County while the southern border extends down to Woodmen Road. The homes in this area are on heavily treed acreage with an average lot size of over 7 acres.
Schools in Black Forest
The Black Forest is so large it has three separate school district attendance areas. Academy School District #20 covers residences in the southern and western areas, Falcon School District #49 on the eastern edge and Lewis Palmer School District #38 in the north-western area.
Weather Black Forest CO
The weather in the Black Forest tends to be a little more extreme than in other parts of the Colorado Springs area due to it’s higher elevation. Average highs in the winter are in the upper 30’s with average lows dropping down to 15-20 degrees. Summertime temperatures average 80-83 degrees with the lows in the 50s. The treed areas usually experience more snow during the winter than areas located more west and south, but the spring, summer, and fall are just as lovely as the greater Pikes Peak region.