Littleton Guide

Overview

Littleton is located in Arapahoe County just a few miles south of downtown Denver. It is the 20th largest city in Colorado with a population of just over 50,000 people, based on US Census 2020 estimates.  

With over 200 days of sunshine per year, summers are typically warm with winters being cold and dry. Average temperatures vary throughout the year between 23 degrees Fahrenheit and 88 degrees Fahrenheit, rarely dipping below 7 degrees or above 95 degrees.
The median age is 40.9 years old with an average household income of approximately $102,279. The average monthly rental price is $1,977 and the median home value is $478,843.

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History

The Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859 brought gold seekers, farmers and merchants to the area located a few miles south of Denver. A young engineer from New Hampshire named Richard Sullivan Little was hired to lay out an irrigation system to help distribute water to farmers and businesses that didn’t have access to rivers and creeks.
After falling in love with the area, he eventually brought his wife out in 1862 and they both settled in what is now present-day Littleton. The Littles built the Rough and Ready Flour Mill in 1867 with some of their neighbors, which soon became an economic foundation for the entire community. The town of Littleton was incorporated in 1890 with a population of just 245 people.
By the 1950’s and 1960’s, the population soared significantly due to the influx of manufacturing and aerospace businesses which, in turn, resulted in a housing boom.

Education

Public schools in Littleton belong to the Littleton Public School District. For the past 8 years, the district has received the highest accreditation rating from the Colorado Department of Education, the only school district in the Denver metro area to receive this distinction.

Littleton is also home to Arapahoe Community College.

Below is a list of the schools within LPSD:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Housing in Littleton

Single Family Homes

A majority of homes here are older than the surrounding communities in the Denver metro area. Most were built prior to 1980 with peak development in the 1970’s. With the presence of two light rail stations providing convenient transportation for commuters, there has been a steady increase in recent housing development for single family and multi-family residences.

Apartments

There are many apartment complexes that offer desirable amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers and clubhouses. Here is a list of some with location and contact information:

HiLine at Littleton Commons Apartments

8300 Erickson Boulevard
(844) 598-6796

Monte Vista Apartments

501 W. Mineral Avenue
(303) 738-2000

Mountain Gate

7501 S. Utica Drive
(844) 720-1117

Terra Vista at the Park Apartments

5425 S. Federal Circle
(833) 200-2744

Berkshire Aspen Grove

7317 S. Platte River Parkway
(303) 798-3600

Canyon Crest

5754 S. Lowell Way
(303) 794-2241

Nearby Attractions

With miles of trails, parks and open space, opportunities abound for joggers, bikers, hikers and equestrians. With its proximity to downtown Denver, locals and visitors can also enjoy sporting events, concerts, museums, restaurants, theatre and so much more! Here are some additional attractions in and around Littleton:
  • Chatfield Reservoir
  • Littleton Museum
  • Pirates Cove Water Park
  • South Platte Park & Nature Center
  • South Broadway neighborhood
  • Denver Botanic Gardens

Majestic View Nature Center

The Majestic View Nature Center features the following:
  • Wildlife Exhibits
  • Kids Activity Area
  • Hands-on Displays
  • 80 Acre Community Park

Golf Clubs

Dining

There is a wide variety of dining choices ranging from Cajun, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian and Mexican to pizzerias, tap houses and fondue. Many choices to satisfy any appetite!

Visiting Littleton

There is no shortage of hotels, motels and Airbnb options allowing visitors to have proximity to a wide range of activities both in the Littleton area, as well as throughout the entire Front Range and beyond. Below is a list of some of the lodging choices within the city limits:

Courtyard by Marriott

3056 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80129
(303) 791-3001

Residence Inn by Marriott

3090 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO 80129
(303) 791-3010

Hampton Inn & Suites

7611 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127
(303) 973-2400

TownePlace Suite by Marriott

101902 W. Toller Drive
Littleton, CO 80127
(303) 972-0555

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

12683 W. Indore Place
Littleton, CO 80127
(720) 981-1000
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