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Black Forest Colorado Springs

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 20Falcon 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.

For a complete list of Black Forest Homes For Sale please visit our Black Forest listings page.

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

Quick Facts

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

Black Forest Area Statistics

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Black Forest Size (area)

127 sq mi

Black Forest School District

D-20, D-49, D-38

Black Forest Average Lot Size

7.23 acres

Black Forest Commute Time

26 minutes

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.

Black Forest Real Estate Statistics

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Black Forest Real Estate Statistics for February 2020

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Black Forest Days on Market

35 days

Black Forest # of Homes Sold

21 homes

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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. 

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Black Forest Homes for Sale

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.

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14065 Highway 83 Colorado Springs Colorado 80921

Southard Star Ranch: a stately, distinctive estate withstands the whims of time. Dramatic Pikes Peak views. Influenced by Pennsylvania Dutch style, this is the experience of living well- both grand & unpretentious, breathtaking yet welcoming, imposing yet warm. Interiors harmonize with the majestic setting, reflected in reclaimed antique chestnut floors & solid beams.

Home For Sale

12795 Oak Cliff Way Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

Nestled amidst the pines on 19 secluded acres, this magical, one of a kind estate offers the peace, privacy and beauty of a Tuscan villa, with breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the surrounding mountain vistas. No expense was spared in creating this architectural masterpiece, which exudes quality, character and elegance.

Home For Sale

14345 Millhaven Place Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

Exquisite, custom designed home nestled among the iconic Ponderosa pines of the Black Forest. This estate is one of Cathedral Pines most unique homes, blending grand living with warmth and privacy. Stunning two-story foyer showcases a floor to ceiling waterfall. Open floor plan flows effortlessly with amazing light filled interior courtyard at the center of it all.

Home For Sale

4340 Foxchase Way Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

Custom Tudor Revival 2.53 acres, Pikes Peak views. Masonry, woodwork, beautiful features throughout; reclaimed French Tile - kitchen, utility room, sunroom & mudroom; Antique Stained Glass, Antique Lighting, 6 fireplaces, 100 yr old Reclaimed Glass, Veranda w Sonos Sound throughout home. Grand arches w/ custom woodwork, 100 yr old hand carving in Foyer. Master Suite - 2 walk in + Cedar Closet.

Home For Sale

12735 Bridle Bit Road Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

Welcome to a spectacular residence, influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style of architecture, where homes are made to mimic their expansive landscape. While the pictures are magnificent, experiencing the home itself is something much more. With an indoor lap pool, tennis court, and wine cellar, practicality is paired with earthy aesthetics – as if the outdoors was invited in.

Home For Sale

14350 Millhaven Place Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

Custom-built gorgeous home on 2 1/2 acres with mature trees & STUNNING views of Pikes Peak! This contemporary home features incredible spaces for entertaining. You'll enter into the beautiful living room featuring a modern fireplace, stunning staircase & a wall of sliding doors that exit onto a patio with an outdoor fireplace.

Home For Sale

13490 Eastonville Road Elbert Colorado 80106

Magnificent estate with 6 beds, 6 baths, and 8,257 SF in desirable Black Forest area near Colorado Springs, CO. This sprawling home is perched atop an elevated lot with nearly 12 acres of land and boasts spectacular 360-degree views.

Home For Sale

11615 Vollmer Road Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

NEW PRICE This is an amazing property with so many features even and indoor pool. Over 9100 square feet with an indoor pool hot tub and steam sauna on the ground level. Large windows throughout the house for plenty of natural light. Custom open kitchen that walks out to large deck off of the back of the house with plenty of room for entertaining family and guess.

Home For Sale

2805 Meadow Run Circle Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

Enjoy the picture-perfect views of pikes peak in this 7151 sq.ft. custom home. This well designed open floor plan has a room for your every need. 5 acres and 360-degree views of the Colorado foothills, the grassy meadows of New Breed Ranch, and herds of antelope & elk.

Home For Sale

12900 Murphy Road Elbert Colorado 80106

This jaw-dropping 40 acre lot has an incredible amount to offer! This unique property could be an income-producing investment. There are multiple detached living quarters including a duplex and a manufactured home, two of which are tenant occupied. This property includes an impressive animal boarding facility.

Income For Sale

12900 Murphy Road Elbert Colorado 80106

This jaw-dropping 40 acre lot has an incredible amount to offer! This unique property could be an income-producing investment. There are multiple detached living quarters including a duplex and a manufactured home, two of which are tenant occupied. This property includes an impressive animal boarding facility.

Home For Sale

8845 Whispering Pine Trail Colorado Springs Colorado 80908

Better than building! Nestled in the privacy of 5+ treed acres, this Genesis custom 5 bedroom, 5 bath, 8 car garage home is located in the coveted Pinehurst Woods community & offers luxurious finishes throughout! Thoughtfully-crafted floorplan w/chef's kitchen, wrap-around, partially-covered deck, remodeled in-law suite/apartment & zoning for horses, adjacent to The Pineries Open Space.
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