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 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.
Forest Lakes Metropolitan District
Movie Night Featuring Pete's Dragon
Who: Forest Lakes Families
What: Movie at Waterfront Park –“Pete’s Dragon”
Popcorn, Candy, and Drinks provided by the Forest Lakes HOA
When: July 20, 2018 at 8:30pm
Why: Because watching movies in a park next to a lake is fun!
RSVP: By 7/18 to Lisa or Steve at 719-481-9828 or ForestLakes@ClassicHomes.com
Come to Waterfront Park to celebrate the 4th of July in Forest Lakes! Mark your calendars for family-friendly fun with your neighbors.
WHO: Homeowners and Invited Guests
WHAT: Neighborhood BBQ with yard games, bounce house, Bird Dog Barbeque, and summer fun!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
WHERE: Waterfront Park at Forest Lakes in Monument, Colorado 80132
Please RSVP to Lisa or Steve by June 29th at 719-481-9828 or ForestLakes@ClassicHomes.com or on the form listed below.
More Upcoming Events at Waterfront Park
Partial Count Only
Unofficial 05/08/18 Judges’ Abstract”. “The final count will be held on 05/16/18 pursuant to UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) requirements once the final 10 outstanding votes are tallied.
Visit the Forest Lakes Metro District website for more information.
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 6:00-9:00pm. Band meet and great will be around 7:25pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Be sure to come hungry! There will be a great selection of food trucks.
Friday, July 13, 2018: Miguel Dakota Please Note This Event Has Already Occurred.
Friday, July 27, 2018: HeresToFightin
Friday, August 10, 2018: Phat Horn Doctors
Friday, August 24, 2018: Inman Brothers Band
Waterfront Park in 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 bridge. Veer right after bridge and you enter Forest Lakes.
Forest Lakes Resident Notice: May 7, 2018
As part of the Surface Water Treatment Plant currently under construction, please be aware that work on the raw water intake line in Bristlecone Reservoir is planned to begin later this month. The work is expected to last approximately 60-90* days. Equipment mobilization will begin May 23rd, 2018 with the arrival of multiple semi-trucks full of equipment, barge drop-off and set up around the raw water vault just east of Waterfront Park. The barge will be on Bristlecone Lake with a trackhoe/excavator starting Tuesday, May 29th after the Memorial Day weekend. The barge will be tied off against the shore at the end of each day. Access to the barge is strictly prohibited. It is very important that all residents and guests stay away from the active construction areas and equipment. Trespassers will be reported to the proper authorities.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction process. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Emery, Forest Lakes HOA Manager at 719-389-0700.
*All dates are subject to change based on weather and field conditions.
Notice of Joint Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Boards of Directors of the Forest Lakes Metropolitan District and the Pinon Pines Metropolitan Districts 1, 2 and 3, of the County of El Paso, State of Colorado, will hold a joint meeting at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, the 7th day of May, 2018, at 6385 Corporate Drive, Suite 200, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to consider the items listed on the attached Agenda.
The meeting is open to the public.
Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 6385 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, Colorado
For more information CLICK HERE
Forest Lakes Metro District Special Minutes
MINUTES OF A JOINT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OF FOREST LAKES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT, PINON PINES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT #1, PINON PINES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT #2 AND PINON PINES METROPOLITAN DISTRICT #3
Held: Monday, April 2, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., at 6385 Corporate Drive, Suite 200,
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Board reviewed the Agenda for the Districts’ Regular Board Meeting. It was noted that two new item will be added under Administrative Matters: (1) Public Comment and (2) Approve Resolution Establishing Account at ColoTrust for Pinon Pines Metropolitan District No. 3. Following discussion, upon motion duly made by Director Loidolt, seconded by Director Boulton, and unanimously carried, the revised Agenda was approved.
For more information CLICK HERE
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