City Spotlight: Black Forest, Colorado

April 29, 2020

If you’re looking a home a little detached from the crowed city and suburbs, Black Forest is an area you should strongly consider. A relatively unknown area just north of Colorado Springs, but still considered part of the city, Black Forest is 127 square miles of rural countryside, with larger more private lots surrounded by open space and rolling hills rich with ponderosa pine trees and beautiful landscape. More and more people that work in the Denver area are buying homes in this area because the commute is fairly reasonable when considering all the of many positive aspects living in the country has to offer. The area naturally provides plenty for outdoor activities and features the 412 acre Fox Run Regional Park with plenty of hiking, horseback riding trails and an awesome dog park. The property characteristics vary from smaller 2-5 acre lots on up to 40+ acre lots, from secluded smaller cabins to open and spacious luxury estates with unique custom homes

Elevation 7,369 ft   Population 14,274

Situated primarily in the Colorado Springs Academy 20 School district, the median home sales price for Black Forest is about $517,000 with an average household income of $118,000. The job growth rate of 4% is almost 3% above the national average and with a median home price well below the average for the state, Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas have become a real popular destination for many people relocating in state and across the country.

Major employers for the area include:

Lockheed Martin 

Progressive Insurance 

U.S Olympic Committee 

Newmont Mining Corporation 

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Written by Paul Freese, Black Forest REALTOR® CORE Home Team, HomeSmart Realty Group