We have yet to see a black bear on "our" property but they are definitely neighbors. In fact our neighbors to the east had to deal with one on their roof a few weeks ago, apparently going after their bird feeders. We have see bear crap routinely and saw young cubs earlier in the year up at North Lake. Apparently the population is growing. This weekend we ran into a 4'x4' area of earth that had been torn up in the search for bugs.
We are ever watchful and have an intelligent mix of feelings between hope of sightings and worry over mangled bbq grills, window screens, door jams, etc. I think we are willing to take some damage in order to share the woods. So far, though, the bear have been behaving and keeping their distance.