An Important Notice for Forest Lakes Residents:
Effective March 27, 2020, the Governor of Colorado issued an amended Public Health Order 20-24 implementing “Stay at Home” requirements requiring all playgrounds, picnic shelters, and other similar areas conducive to public gathering, and other attended areas shall be closed to the public for the duration of the Order.
We are excited to share that all new homesites in Pinons at Forest Lakes are under contract. Very soon, the Pinons neighborhood will welcome new neighbors to the community. With Bristlecone and Pinons both being completely sold out, Classic Homes is now in the process of shaping and developing the new homesites in the West Valley at Forest Lakes. While we don't have a timeline for the release of lots, we are encouraging folks who are interested in living in the West Valley to join the interest list by going to this link and completing the form. Once you join the list, you will be among the first to learn about lot releases, community builders and timeline for construction. We look forward to giving you an update early this Summer.
You’re invited to celebrate the fall season in Forest Lakes! Mark your calendars for family-friendly fun with your neighbors.
Who: Homeowners and Invited Guests
What: Neighborhood Fall Festival with a pumpkin patch, face painting, an Ultimate Ninja Warrior bounce house, and fall fun! Lunch will be provided from Bison Brothers and dessert will be provided Lucky Mary’s Food Truck.
When: Sunday October 13th from 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: Waterfront Park at Forest Lakes Monument, CO 80132
Please RSVP to Lisa by October 10th at 1-480-334-9151 or LMinder@ClassicHomes.com
You and your immediate family are invited to Forest Lakes Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby! It’s a great time to meet your neighbors and celebrate the joys of summer at Waterfront Park and Bristlecone Lake. Each derby participant (kids only! …sorry, adults) will receive an ofﬁcial ﬁshing derby size veriﬁcation picture with the ﬁsh and a commemorative t-shirt!
Who: Forest Lakes Residents and Immediate Family
What: Kids Fishing Derby (ages 4-14 only)
When: Saturday, June 1, 2019
PLEASE RSVP OR BEFORE 5/24/19 by completing the form below. You may drop the form off at the Classic Homes model at 2312 Pelican Bay Dr. or email it to ForestLakes@ClassicHomes.com.
QUESTIONS? CALL 719-481-9828
The concerts are FREE and open to the public. All concerts are held in the Pavilion right next to Bristlecone Lake at Waterfront Park from 6:00-8:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Be sure to come hungry! There will be a great selection of food trucks.
Friday, June 14th, 2019: Featuring Cowboy Dave. Food trucks on site will be Kona Ice, Scratch Mobile Kitchen, and Smokin' J's Barbeque.
Friday, June 28th, 2019: Featuring Groove N Motion. Food trucks on site will be Scratch Mobile Kitchen and Smokin' J's Barbeque.
Friday, July 12th, 2019: Featuring Inman Brothers Band. Food trucks on site will be Kona Ice, Scratch Mobile Kitchen, and Smokin' J's Barbeque.
Friday, July 26th, 2019: Featuring Martini Shot. Food trucks on site will be Scratch Mobile Kitchen and Smokin' J's Barbeque.
Friday, August 9th, 2019: Featuring HeresToFightin'. Food trucks on site will be Kona Ice, Scratch Mobile Kitchen, and Smokin' J's Barbeque.
Friday, August 23rd, 2019: Featuring Dream Feed. Food trucks on site will be Kona Ice, Scratch Mobile Kitchen, and Smokin' J's Barbeque.
For concert/weather updates, visit our Facebook page facebook.com/forestlakescolorado or call (719) 481-9828.
Who: Homeowners, Realtors, and Invited Guests
What: Join us for a neighborhood pizza party. Drinks and pizza will be provided.
When: Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm
Where: Classic Homes at Forest Lakes located at 2312 Pelican Bay Drive in Monument, CO 80132
Please RSVP by APRIL 24th at 719-481-9828 or email email@example.com
Forest Lakes is located on the west side of I-25 off Baptist Road. From I-25 exit Baptist Road (Exit 158) and go west. Continue straight through round-a-bout and over the bridge. Veer right after the bridge and you enter Forest Lakes. Turn left onto Pelican Bay Drive and models on the corner.
Join us for a neighborhood potluck party. Bring your favorite dish to share.
Who: Homeowners, Realtors, and Invited Guests
What: Bring your favorite dish to share! Classic Homes and Pentrust will provide the drinks
Where: Classic Homes at Forest Lakes located at 2312 Pelican Bay Drive, Monument, CO 80132
When: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm
Directions: From I-25 exit Baptist Road (Exit 158) and go west. Continue straight through roundabout and over the bridge. Veer right after the bridge and you enter Forest Lakes. Turn left onto Pelican Bay Drive and models on the corner.
Please RSVP on or before September 17th by calling 719-481-9828 or email ForestLakes@ClassicHomes.com.
Ready. Set. Fish!
You and your immediate family are invited to Forest Lakes Annual Kids' Fishing Derby! It's a great time to meet your neighbors and celebrate the joys of summer at Waterfront Park and Bristlecone Lake. Each derby participant (kids only!...sorry, adults) will receive an official fishing derby size verification picture with the fish and a commemorative t-shirt!
WHO: Forest Lakes Residents and Immediate Family
WHAT: Kids Fishing Derby (ages 4-14 only)
WHEN: Saturday, August 25th, 2018: 7:30am to 10:30am
PLEASE RSVP OR BEFORE 8/15/18 by completing the form below. You may drop the form off at the Classic Homes model at 2919 Waterfront Dr. or email it to ForestLakes@ClassicHomes.com.
QUESTIONS? CONTACT LISA AT 719-481-9828
Living in big surroundings: Forest Lakes near the Air Force Academy offers a new view of life in Colorado.
By Mark Samuelson, Denver Post Real Estate
If you’re not finding the scenery around Denver that you were hoping would be part of your next move, Colorado Springs’ builder Classic Homes has a treat waiting for you today, 45 minutes south down I-25, just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Classic is only two years into development of Forest Lakes – its nearly one-thousand-acre community wrapping two lakes along scenic Beaver Creek near Monument – but, the lakeside setting and the Pike National Forest backdrop are bringing rapid sales, including Denver buyers. “We love the north side of Colorado Springs,” one homebuyer told me, planning to commute to Park Meadows.
Classic literally roared through 79 homes beside Bristlecone Lake, where there’s a lakeside park with a dock for non-powered watercraft and a pretty amphitheater that’s attracting hundreds for the summer concerts (you’re invited 6 p.m. July 27 for Indy Rock group HeresToFightin, and Aug. 10 for Phat Horn Doctors).
Meanwhile, you can tour Classic’s ranch and 2-story model homes today in a neighborhood wrapping 14-acre Pinon Lake – but once again, homes are disappearing very rapidly. Classic had 160 home sites here when it opened in 2016; but is now down to 25 in the first release – including four homes for fall move-in from $453,729; two set for October, a 2-story and a 4-bedroom/3-bath ranch. Classic will open another group of 42 home sites near Pinon Lake later this year and pricing is expected to start in the mid to upper $300s – way, way below new single-family home prices in typical Denver communities now. They also have big plans to open a spectacular new area in the west valley adjacent to the National Forest.
Classic’s ranch plans are hugely popular – accounting for 70% of sales here. “It seems like everyone is looking for main level living,” says Karin Martin, who along with Lisa Minder and Craig Esterle will show you the homes. “Some are telling us they want less landscaping, and more time to travel with their kids and grandkids. Growing families like our ranch plans, too.”
She’s seeing buyers coming from as far as Golden, considering moving here for this setting. “Denver buyers tell us about the high prices and the bidding wars, and that they’re not finding the quality of life they like.” That buyer is going to be wowed by the surroundings here – 450 acres of the thousand acres dedicated as open space, opening to Pike National Forest.
I should also mention there are three remaining home sites near the 65-acre Bristlecone Lake, where custom builders are rapidly absorbing the lots. You’ll have the opportunity to see two of these homes in the Colorado Springs Parade of Homes starting August.
Forest Lakes is a perfect distance west of I-25 – far enough to be very quiet, but easily accessible. Take I-25 south past C-470, continue 36 miles to Exit 158/Baptist Road, then head west two miles, angling right on Forest Lakes Drive to the models.
Click here to read the full article as published in Mark Samuelson's Denver Post article.
Due to the unusually dry conditions that are persisting into the summer months, the Forest Lakes Metropolitan District Board elected to be proactive in addressing this issue and, at the May 7th Board meeting, approved implementation of Stage I Drought Restrictions for outdoor irrigation. While Stage I restrictions are voluntary, we strongly encourage all residents to adhere to these restrictions, which provide that outdoor irrigation should be limited to 3 days per week. We suggest that residential users with even numbered addresses only irrigate on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday and that residential users with odd numbered addresses limit outdoor irrigation to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The park and open spaces will only be irrigated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. As the summer progresses, we will continue to monitor water usage levels for our residents and the amount of irrigation required for the District landscaping and Waterfront Park. If the level of usage presents too much stress for our well, the Board may elect to go to mandatory water restrictions at some point. We encourage all residents to review the settings on their irrigation systems to ensure that they are not over-watering established turf areas.
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