Littleton is situated in the Southwest of Denver and is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is only 10 miles away from Downtown Denver. You can access this town via major arterial roads, HWYC470, and a light rail system. The actual City of Littleton is actually quite small, but Littleton as most people know it encompasses most of the Southwestern part of the Denver Metro Area and as such the population is quite large. Downtown Littleton is a historic area that hosts holiday events on the streets and the ‘Western Welcome Week’ parade down Mainstreet each year.
Littleton offers a lot of remarkable places to explore and numerous activities for the residents to enjoy. Take a bike ride down the Platte River or enjoy an evening out a one of the many dining options.
The population of this town is around 43,092 with a total household of about 19,020. The estimated average household income is $80,031. These population figures are just for the residents within the City limits. “Littleton” is a much larger area for mailing addresses and covers almost all of the Southwestern part of the Denver Metro area. It stretches all the way to the mountains to the West and North to the City of Lakewood. Some of the job opportunities in Littleton are related to office work, administrative support, management, education, sales, customer service, computer specialists, engineering, and electrical equipment mechanics.
Littleton was the brainchild of New Hampshire engineer Richard Sullivan Little, who was hired to survey land outside the young and expanding Denver. He staked a personal claim to one particular spot, where he was allowed to build a homestead with his wife in 1862. A small mill was set up in the area around 1867 after the Littles gained neighbors. After the arrival of railroads within their vicinity, the Littles and their neighbors filed a plat for what would become the village of Littleton, in 1872. Things were expanding well four years later, with schools, churches, a hotel, and several other establishments in the area. They would be incorporated in 1890.
Littleton became temporary county seat for the newly-separated Arapahoe in 1902 after the old Arapahoe was broken up into various separate counties. After defeating Englewood in the 1904 election, it has become the permanent seat.
Littleton retained much of its agricultural background until after World War II, when electronics, munitions, and aerospace industries took over.
Amenities and Famous Landmarks
As is typical for many urban locations, Littleton has all the trappings of a major city, including schools, public transport spots, business establishments, medical facilities, shops and boutiques, and key public utilities. Urban recreation spots abound alongside natural vacation spots.
The Littleton School district serves residents within the City limits, but the vast area of “Littleton” in terms of addresses means that many Littleton homes are also served by Douglas County and Jefferson County School Districts.
South Platte Park is the perfect getaway for those who want to commune with nature. It has lots of ample space for trekking and camping.
Situated along Gallup Street are a set of monoliths, inscribed with names of soldiers from Littleton who fought and died during the Second World War. The Memorial is a center of Memorial and Veterans’ Day commemorations in the city.
Littleton Colorado Homes
The prices of Littleton Colorado homes for sale range from $85,000 to $7,900,000. Most of these properties are single-family homes, condo/co-op and townhomes. They come in a variety of styles, from traditional to newly- built. The average Denver luxury home price in Littleton is around $696,151 while the average cost of renting is approximately $1,900. Littleton luxury homes can be found in great neighborhoods like Columbine Country Club, Polo Reserve, Ravenna, Roxborough, Bow Mar and Brookhaven.
- Mid-level condominium units
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