Black Forest

27 reviews
  1. Suburb of Denver, CO
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  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+
Suburb of
Denver

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$401,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,485
National
$904
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
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,760
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    14%

    Reviews

    27 reviews
    • Excellent
      7
    • Very Good
      17
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    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.
    • Niche User
    • 4 months ago
    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.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    Compared to anywhere else in the country, nothing could match the country air out in the forest. It is a really peaceful setting, and puts your mind at ease, but most property takes a lot of work to maintain. If I could do it all over again, I would still come to this place, because it is probably the greatest experience. In my neighborhood, everyone knows one another.
    • Niche User
    • 12 months ago