Homes in Black Forest often reside on 2.5 or more acre lots. Black Forest is situated in unincorporated El Paso County north of Colorado Springs and east of Monument. The zip code for the Black Forest area is 80908.
Architectural styles in Black Forest are usually custom and vary widely. Zoning in many parts of Black Forest allows for horses and in some locations, other animals. The defining characteristic of Black Forest tends to be the largest average lot size in the region, and that space between neighbors is the areas biggest appeal.
The central portion of Black Forest was ravaged by the Black Forest Fire in June, 2013, and in addition to changing the physical landscape, this fire forever changed the real estate landscape. The fire started north of Shoup and over three violent days spread to the east and northeast ending near Remington Road north of Hodgen. Unique among fires in Colorado, this was almost exclusively a private land event, and large swaths have been damaged and scarred from the fire, with the most intense portions of the burn along Black Forest Road between Shoup and Swan. Almost 500 homes burned in the event including more than half of the forested area within the zip code.
Black Forest remain an exceptional place to find trails whether you’re walking, running, biking or horseback riding. The Black Forest Trails Association is a wonderful way to get involved. Road bikers frequent the area in the summertime. One of our favorite attractions in Black Forest is the Black Rose Acoustic Society: an organization dedicated to the tradition of acoustic music that operates year round. And speaking of music, every Memorial Day weekend, lovers of bluegrass, folk and camping get to experience all three at La Foret and the annual Meadowgrass Music Festival.
Several massive homes on acreage can be found scattered through Black Forest, and closer to Highway 83 and Shoup are Bridle Bit, New Breed and Cathedral Pines where median home values exceed a million dollars. These close-in acreage properties are usually on 2.5 to 5 acres and are renowned for their accessible tranquility, and their impressive views. Elk can occasionally be seen in the area as well, as there is a herd in the Black Squirrel Basin.
Black Forest is host to a variety of educational options as the area includes Districts 20, 38 and 49. While Black Forest is on the northern border of Colorado Springs it is surprisingly convenient to the city via I-25, Highway 83 and Vollmer Road.
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