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About Black Forest, Colorado

When viewed from the summit of Pikes Peak, the Black Forest Neighborhood of Colorado Springs looks like a large black mass. Hence the name "Black Forest". Since much of the Black Forest area is located in unincorporated El Paso County many or the areas home rely on well and septic for water and sewer. The major zip code in the Black Forest 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.

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.

Similar neighborhoods include: Monument, COPeyton, CO and Falcon, CO.

Quick Facts

Quick answers to your questions about the Black Forest in Colorado Springs

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 in Black Forest

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.

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Black Forest Zip Code
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Black Forest Area (Sq. Miles)
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Black Forest Est Population

D-20, D-49, D-38

Black Forest School District
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Black Forest Approx Elevation

Black Forest Real Estate Statistics

% of Housing Occupied (vs Vacant) in Black Forest95%
% Owners Occupied (vs Rentals) in Black Forest91%
% Residents w/ >High School Education in Black Forest58%
% Residents w/Income > $100,000 in Black Forest53%
% Residents Employed (vs. Unemployed, Not in Labor Force) in Black Forest61%

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Black Forest Median Sales Price

$529,500
April 2017
100% compared to max of other neighborhoods

Black Forest Number of Sales

15 Home Sales
April 2017
7% compared to max of other neighborhoods

Black Forest Average Lot Size

7.23 acres
48% compared to max of other neighborhoods

Black Forest Days on Market

22 Days
April 2017
49% compared to max of other neighborhoods

Black Forest Number of Listings

58 Listings
April 2017
39% compared to max of other neighborhoods

Black Forest Commute Time

26 min to COS
48% compared to max of other neighborhoods

Real Estate Statistics based on information from the Pikes Peak REALTOR Services Corp. ("RSC"), for the corresponding period. RSC does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by RSC may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Demographic data courtesy of the 2010 Census and 2015 American Community Survey. % comparison is in relation to the max value for the 21 El Paso Co neighborhoods represented.

Photos of Black Forest Colorado

Black Forest Real Estate, Cathedral Pines
Edith Wolford Elementary School in Black Forest
Black Forest Colorado Springs, Black Forest Reserve Neighborhood
Open Space in Cathedral Pines Neighborhood of Black Forest
Black Forest Homes for Sale, Sanctuary Point
Typical View from Home for Sale in Black Forest

HOMES FOR SALE IN BLACK FOREST

Homes in the Black Forest cover a range of prices from $300,000 to over $1 million in areas like Cathedral Pines. Most homes have acreage, and it is common to have horses and other livestock in this area. Some new builds are the result of rebuilding after the 2013 Black Forest Fire. These homes have just been listed in Black Forest in the last 14 days.

Homes for Sale in Black Forest, CO

20 Listings
$1,099,000
5 Bed, 5 Bath, 5,981 Sq. Feet, 3.81 Acres
20-Academy
$929,000
6 Bed, 6 Bath, 5,535 Sq. Feet, 5 Acres
20-Academy
$750,000
2 Bed, 4 Bath, 5,252 Sq. Feet, 3.9 Acres
49-Falcon
$695,000
5 Bed, 5 Bath, 4,290 Sq. Feet, 5.01 Acres
49-Falcon
$670,000
0 Bed, 0 Bath, 0 Sq. Feet, 40 Acres
38-Lewis-Palmer
$629,000
4 Bed, 5 Bath, 4,463 Sq. Feet, 2.9 Acres
20-Academy
$549,900
4 Bed, 4 Bath, 3,514 Sq. Feet, 2.51 Acres
20-Academy
$545,000
5 Bed, 3 Bath, 3,604 Sq. Feet, 5.76 Acres
38-Lewis-Palmer
$485,000
5 Bed, 4 Bath, 3,032 Sq. Feet, 6 Acres
38-Lewis-Palmer
$459,900
5 Bed, 4 Bath, 4,901 Sq. Feet, 2.5 Acres
49-Falcon
$450,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath, 3,636 Sq. Feet, 5 Acres
38-Lewis-Palmer
$450,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath, 2,753 Sq. Feet, 5 Acres
20-Academy

Black Forest Neighborhoods

Here are some of the neighborhoods or MLS subdivisions located within Black Forest, CO.

Apache Woods Falcon Forest New Discovery Salbeck Subdivision
Black Forest Country Club Forest Gate North Ranch Park Shasta Acres
Black Forest Estates Forest Glen Subdivision Northern Overlook Silver Ponds
Black Forest Highlands Forest Green Paint Brush Hills Spirit Lakes
Black Forest Reserve Forest Hills Subdivision Palmer Divide Subdivision Stagecoach Springs Estates
Black Squirrel Creek Park Green Meadows Subdivision Park Forest Estates Sylvan Meadows
Blue Spruce Estates High Acres Pine Cone Acres Terra Ridge
Brentwood Cabin Sites High Meadows Pine Cone Ranch The Lakes
Bridle Bit Ranch Highland Estates Pine Glen The Trails
Camelot Highland Park Pine Meadows Timber Lake Estates
Cathedral Pines Holiday Hills Pine Mountain Walker Subdivision
Cherry Creek Springs Homes Park Subdivision Pine Park Estates Whispering Hills Estates
Columbine Hills Kettle Creek Ponderosa Acres Wildridge
Conifer Grove Estates Latigo Estates Ponderosa Pines Wildwood Ranch Estates
Corinado Estates Lindsey Subdivision Porcupine Subdivision Wildwood Village
Country Squire Estates McClintock Station Rampart View Subdivision Willow Springs Estates
Country View Estates Merit Acres Estates Raygor Subdivision Woodlake
Eagle Wing Estates Mountain Shadows Ranch Red Fox Ridge  
Eastwood New Breed Ranch Ridgeview  View All Homes in Black Forest