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Old 12-30-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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Any of the older, more established neighborhoods will have a fair amount of trees. Particularly the west side. Black Forest is a semi rural area just north east of the Springs which might be just the ticket for homes with a lot of trees.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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Like the other posters said, the west side or Black Forest would have the most trees. I'm not sure where you're coming from, but keep in mind that Colorado is generally a dry climate. If you're used to Tennessee or the Pacific Northwest and expecting the same amount of lush greenery, you're going to be disappointed. Colorado Springs is practically a desert. The soil is very sandy. It gets much of its water from resevoirs near Breckenridge and Aspen that's tunneled across the Continental Divide. The nearest major source of water is the Arkansas River in Pueblo. The utility company is spending billions to create a pipeline and pump this water up to Colorado Springs so the town can continue to grow.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:53 AM
 
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Like the other posters said, the west side or Black Forest would have the most trees. I'm not sure where you're coming from, but keep in mind that Colorado is generally a dry climate. If you're used to Tennessee or the Pacific Northwest and expecting the same amount of lush greenery, you're going to be disappointed. Colorado Springs is practically a desert. The soil is very sandy. It gets much of its water from resevoirs near Breckenridge and Aspen that's tunneled across the Continental Divide. The nearest major source of water is the Arkansas River in Pueblo. The utility company is spending billions to create a pipeline and pump this water up to Colorado Springs so the town can continue to grow.
Thanks everyone. This is really helpful. Black forest is a possibility. I've heard the downside is its more windy and more snow including drifts. But is it really that different from the rest of COS? Upside being no HOAs, more space and of course treeeees. How about kids in the neighborhood? Or are there not a lot of families?
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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There are plenty of families, but houses can be kind of spread of out in Black Forest - which some people like, but if you want kids to be able to go play with neighbors' kids, that can be kind of hard in Black Forest.
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