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With breathtaking views of the Front Range Mountains, Pikes Peak and even woods as deep as you can imagine. The name holds the true Black Forest is a nature wonderland. The Palmer divide extends from the west down towards the east separating the Arkansas and South Platte River Basins. This area holds an incredible glimpse into nature's beautiful surroundings. The distinct ponderosa pines of the area create vast forests and unique perspectives and angles towards Pikes Peak, the Front Range Rocky Mountains, downtown Colorado Springs and even incredible views out towards the eastern plains and north towards the upper side of the Palmer divide towards Castle Rock and Denver.
Black Forest Homes for sale can range from simple single-family homes to multi-million dollar luxury estates. The Black Forest area holds true to its name with woods covering a large part of the landscape however in a lot of places there are rolling hills and meadows enclosed within the forest. The landscape varies throughout the Black Forest area which includes many homes for sale that lie within properties with a bit of acreage. Some of the local attractions available close to Black Forest are Palmer Lake, United States Air Force Academy, Great Wolf Lodge, Western Museum of Mining & Industry.
Black Forest has a rich history with the larger area known as the Pineries. The area originally extended from Divide, Colorado all the way out to Monument Hill which later became known as "Black Forest." The area also has a rich Native American history as you can see with evidence of charcoal pits and remnants such as tool chippings, arrowheads and even a piece of pottery if you are lucky. The native Americans used the rich forest ecosystem as a source of their fuel and protection. Later when General Palmer bought up most of the land in the Black Forest area sawmills were created as lumber became a means to build Colorado Springs and Denver. Later, the area slowly became farming and ranching based until the drought came in in the early 1900's. Within Black Forest, there are modern subdivisions with a population around 13K, a median age of 48 and a median household income of $105K. The average home price in Black Forest is $423K. There are horse properties available and access to many local parks open to the public. Fox Run Regional Park, Black Forest Regional Park, Black Forest Section 16 Trail and Palmer Divide Trail are local parks open to hiking.
Black Forest luxury homes come complete with at least 5 acres of land. Wheather you are looking for a classic, modern, ranch inspired, traditional, rustic or European-inspired estate, Black Forest has numerous options to choose from. With homes ranging from 10,000+ square feet of beautiful awe-inspired living space surround by the natural beauty, you'll have more than enough foom for your family and space to add for all of your guests. Some of the additional features you may find common in these one-of-a-kind forest properties include:
- Expansive natural areas
- Outdoor kitchen & dining
- Hot Tubs
- Horse Stables
Black Forest also has some wonderful homes that are priced a bit lower as well as land for sale and foreclosures, yet still, offer incredible amenities, views and natural surroundings. These traditional and modern style properties have three car garages, some even have beautiful barns, sheds, and storage structures but either way the homes in Black Forest are guaranteed to be surrounded by nature's beauty. The area includes easy access to both Denver and Colorado Springs via interstate 25 (I-25) and many local, reginal and county highways as well.
Black Forest homes for sale provide ample opportunities for unique features and options to customize your home with plenty of acres for room to add-on or build additional structures. Some neighborhoods have covenants and some in the Black Forest Area do not. Some of the tops attractions nearby are as follows:
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Some of the best restaurants closest to Black Forest include Mountain View Cafe, Purple Toad Social Tap, Guadalajara Family Mexican and Happy Time Korean Restaurant which are all in close vicinity to Downtown, Colorado Springs which plays host to an array of culinary experiences such as The Famous Steak House, Four by Brother Luck and Prime 25.
Life In Black Forest, Colorado Springs
Black Forest has wonderful sites and attractions both near-by and within a reasonable driving distance. Perry Park Country Club is only a short drive away and Castlewood Canyon State Park is just east of Castle Rock which is only about 34 miles away. Aside from the many options to drive places Black Forest has many shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities nearby. The shops are Briargate, Chapel Hills Mall and many shops along North Academy Blvd, in Palmer Lake, Monument and Gleneagle make living in the Black Forest super accessible to these many amenities. Also, a big advantage of living in Black Forest is to have super easy access to the close by major metropolitan area of Denver. Denver, Colorado is a hub for many industries yet home prices are much higher compared to the Colorado Springs area which is what makes living places like Black Forest super attractive for the Denver workforce. Black Forest is also a short commute from cities such as Castle Rock, Palmer Lake, Larkspur, Parker, Aurora and even the Denver Tech Center.
Rampart Range Recreation Area. An expansive United States Forest Service property complete with just about any outdoor recreational activity available. Hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling, fishing, camping and you name it Rampart Range Recreation Area has it. This picturesque area holds pristine forests filled with loge-pole and ponderosa pine trees as well as rolling hills covered in deep woods and rocky outcropps that distinguish the Rocky Mountain Front Range.
Garden of the Gods park. A beautiful park with natural views of Pikes Peak, the Rocky Mountain Front Range and incredible towering sandstone rock formations guaranteed to give you an interesting perspective not matter which way you look.
Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. A beautiful chapel on the United States Air Force Academy's campus.
Blodgett Peak. Access this 3.5-mile hike which yields expansive views of Colorado Springs, through Driving Directions to Blodgett Peak Open Space. The actual peak resides on United States Forest Service land.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park. This beautiful natural wonderland is complete with hiking trails, a nature center, archery range and is great for walking your furry companion, trail-running, mountain biking and even taking your RV for a campout getaway engrossed in nature.
The Broadmoor resort in Southwest Colorado Springs is an extrodinary hotel complete with a rich history, a modern touch of elegance and an incredible array of things to do, see and amazing places to eat at. With a top-notch spa and golf course, exceptional dining options, and some high-end shopping, this fabulous facility adds another level of sophistication to Colorado Springs and is only about a 30 minute drive from Black Forest.
As for family fun activities, Colorado Springs has something for everyone. Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is just one of the wonderful family-friendly places to take the kids year round and is only a short 30-minute drive from Black Forest. The Will Rogers Shrine sits above the Cheyenne Mountain zoo and offers breathtaking views of the north back towards Black Forest, the Front Range Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs and out into the expansive Eastern Plains. There are also a number of outdoor destinations that are incredible places for a day of hiking or biking or just a day of fun with the family in and around the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. The Paint Mines Interpretive Area near Calhan, United States Olympic Training Center in North Colorado Springs, and the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad and Santa's the North Pole to the west of Colorado Springs and only a short drive from Black Forest to name a few.
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