In the northeastern vistas of rural Colorado Springs real estate, Black Forest offers wooded seclusion and open space for over 13,000 residents. Life in the Black Forest neighborhoods abounds with recreation, pristine wilderness, stately homes, and good schools. Residential Black Forest real estate, agricultural real estate, and Black Forest horse properties have plenty of breathing room. Black Forest includes an expansive 312 square miles of loping hills in northern El Paso County real estate.
If you appreciate Colorado Spring real estate but need to work in Denver, you can choose from Black Forest homes on 5-acre lots, or more, with visiting deer and other creatures that vary with the splendid views off of your deck throughout the seasons. Just pulling into the long driveway of a Black Forest ranch home with pretty fillies, Thoroughbreds, goats or sheep in the green pasture will immediately depressurize your city life and experiences.
Called The Pinery in the late 1800s, these forests provided wood used for railroad ties and mine posts. Much of the historic building around Pikes Peak is founded on lumber from this area. Before the settlers arrived in the mid 1800s, Native Americans hunted and took shelter in these rich woodlands. In the beginning of the 1900s, German immigrants named the area after the virgin forests in their native land, the area famous also for cuckoo clocks and pompom Bollenhut hats.
Today’s residents enjoy the hills and dales, too, riding, running, show shoeing, and cross-country skiing over Fox Run and through the parks.
With all of the additional development in the northern reaches of the Springs, residents now have malls and shopping centers, medical and other services only 15 minutes away. The unincorporated community has its own fire department and uses the post office and 911 emergency services from the Springs. Its schools are as exceptional as the neighborhoods.
With an international airport only a little over an hour to the north and other airport facilities even closer, this is a great spot for professionals who do business around the nation and the globe. It’s also tops for extended families that visit and are enamored with the huge variety of museums, professional sporting venues, historic walking trails, international cuisine, world-class universities, and other attractions in the Mile High City. Not to mention the Air Force Academy and Red Rock formations closer to home.
But if it’s winter, the buzz is probably all about snowboarding, skiing, tubing and weekends in the higher elevations where the snowcapped mountains reach the skies and back home to a good book beside the roaring fire in the extra-large fireplace.