With mostly single-family homes and ranches, this area could be called the “heartland” of Colorado Springs, a place where friendliness and congeniality are unsurpassed. Most properties are five acres with septic and wells, and there are many parcels with more land. For those who enjoy life in the woods and desire privacy, while having easy access to “town”, this is an ideal community for couples and families alike. Some homes date back to the 1800s while much remodeling and new construction continues today.
As folks began to settle in this beautiful forested land it became a primary source for scarce timber. It’s been said that one of the settlers was a German and the dark pines reminded him of the Black Forest in Germany, hence the name.
Black Forest is zoned for horses. While there are large horse ranches with plenty of acreage with sustainability for many horses to graze, you will find that most properties are suitable for one or two horses.
The Black Forest Saddle Club, sitting on ten acres, is a volunteer-run organization, founded in 1959, and provides good old fashioned socializing along with horse shows, trail rides, and much more. The Black Forest Trails Association seeks to create and provide a multi-use (non-motorized) trail system connecting Black Forest neighborhoods to each other. For the youngsters, the Black Forest has its own 4-H Club known as Pals of the Pines.
Black Forest has the advantage of two excellent school districts with Academy School District D-20 to the south and Lewis-Palmer School District D-38 to the north. The first school in the Black Forest was built in 1886, where grades one through six received their education in a one-room schoolhouse. People in Black Forest take their children’s education seriously. In 1965 the Education Opportunity Fund was established to assist High School Students with their education expenses. Every year scholarships are awarded to students who are attending both community and four-year colleges, and vocational/trade schools.
Along with various churches you will find the log-built Black Forest Community Center in the hub of the town that provides a real down-home meeting place for great social events and service opportunities. You’ll also find The Pinery, a beautiful facility for large gatherings that include thoughtfully created and presented meals. And don’t miss the Rockin’ B-Feed & Supply, Black Forest Store, Firehouse On The Run, and Beau’s...