I agree with Mike. The Black Forest area is very popular with people wanting larger lots and more of a country feel and still close to Colorado Springs. There are areas that are heavily treed, which a lot of people are looking for. I am always available if you have more questions.
The Forest has really changed over the years. Use to be very remote from Colorado Springs, not any more as more and more folks have built out there. Service are coming closer to the edge of the Forest as well. Many parts are in school district 20 and the other eastern part in school district 49. Both are good districts. Homes vary from early 1940's to 2013 with various lot sizes and price points. Hope this helps, if you would like more information feel free to contact me. I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1971.
We are still a working couple and are interested in the Black Forest area. So, lets say we are at approximately at Black Forest Road and Black Forest cross street, how long does it take to get to northern downtown area? And is there any type of mini mart or anything close by for quick, last minute supplies or do you have to travel 5 miles to nearest grocery store - based on these cross streets. Is it too far out for a working couple to travel 5 days a week down into CO Springs? Coming from Phoenix that is a huge spread out city. We like Black Forest only because the housing in not on top of each other! Any mountain views or too far east? Thank you for replies! All helpful.