28 reviews
  1. Suburb of Denver, CO
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$423,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,071
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    273
  • Murder
    No Data
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    No Data
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    525
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,313
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

    Black Forest Reviews

    28 reviews
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    Since living in this area, I have realized the neighborly comfort. Everyone makes an effort to greet people with a kind smile. Where I live, it is very common to take morning strolls and evening walks around the trails. During this time, many of the neighbors engage in brief light-hearted conversations. Many times a month, a couple families organize neighborhood get-togethers that are welcome to all nearby residents. There are activities for the younger crowd as well as drinks and refreshments for parents who choose to mingle. On multiple occasions, our neighbors have offered to dog sit or kindly bring in our trashcan from the road after pick up, and my family makes an effort to be as much help to them as we can. Everyone in this neighborhood is interested in helping others and making or area a thriving and peaceful home.
    Black Forest is a beautiful area, tucked away between the hustle and bustle of Colorado Springs and Castle Rock, CO and still not too far of a commute to Denver, I have neighbors who do it everyday. It's away from the busy city and offers some beautiful tracts of land and homes with amazing views. There are churches, schools and a community center. There's even a gas station and post office. A few businesses are scattered in between: vets and dr. offices and a couple small restaurants. There is a bar for a little nitelife, but if that's what you're seeking, then you're not too far away from some good spots in Colorado Springs. I would highly recommend Black Forest to anyone - whether you're looking to buy there...or just go there for a visit to some of the trails or to Black Forest Regional Park. Again - it's a beautiful area!!
    Lori
    Overall, great place for those who want to live in a quiet, tree-filled setting and are comfortable with people interaction at work and outside the community events. Not the best place to be when the snow really falls. On the other hand, not too far from Colorado Springs and decent shopping and social activities.