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Black Forest, located a few miles northeast of Briargate, offers residents large lots and semi-rural living without straying too far from the businesses and schools of Colorado Springs. Homes in Black Forest are available with a wide variety of options and lot sizes. The high density of Ponderosa Pines and beautiful Rocky Mountain views to the west give these residences a unique feeling not often found on the Colorado plains.
The close-knit Black Forest community works together to provide a wealth of local amenities. Contractors local to the Black Forest area are always ready to lend a hand in any area to get a new home perfected or to make updates to an old one. Additionally, a few residents offer help and supplies for raising livestock on one of Black Forest's large lots, specializing in everything from alpaca to Tibetan yak breeding. Barn builders, sanitation experts, and handymen round out the list, providing knowledge of the area that is trusted by the community.
Residents also work together through civic programs designed to provide free or low-cost services and activities for their neighbors. The Black Forest Neighborhood Watch encourages vigilance and communication among its members, while the Black Forest Preservation Plan monitors the use of land in the area to retain natural beauty, safety, and high standards of building. Sports and hobby clubs include the Black Forest Saddle Club, Pals of the Pines 4-H Club, the Black Rose Acoustic Society, and the Athletic Association of Black Forest. The Black Forest Trails Association works with residents and the municipal government to maintain safe and clean trails, and El Paso County provides upkeep for both Black Forest and Fox Run Regional Parks. The Pikes Peak Library District's Bookmobile stops by the area each week, as well, giving residents a chance to pick up and drop off rental media. With over ten churches just minutes from home and an animal sanctuary open for education and adoption, every part of life can be experienced in Black Forest.
Academy School District 20, Lewis-Palmer District 38, and Falcon School District 49 all serve the students of Black Forest through convenient locations nearby and within Black Forest itself. Vista Ridge High School, the newest high school in District 49 is located in eastern Colorado Springs and boasts a STEM focus, while over 80% of the student body engages in extracurricular activity. Pine Creek High School, located south of Black Forest, is a John Irwin School of Excellence with 90% of graduating students going on to post-secondary education. Lewis-Palmer High School sits just to the west of Black Forest, focusing lately on advancement of AP test scores and a positive attitude throughout the student body. Several private and charter schools, including the Classical Academy, Monument Academy, and Colorado Springs Christian Schools, accept students from the area, as well.
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