Welcome to Littleton
A quaint and sophisticated Denver suburb, Littleton is perfect for those looking for some distance from the city experience. With a population of 41,000, Littleton was recently rated the second-best small city in America by wallethub.com. With highly-rated schools, numerous parks, and extensive shopping and dining opportunities, Littleton is the perfect place to raise a family.
Dating back to the 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush, Littleton was founded by Richard Little, who moved out west to work on irrigation systems. The economic base started with the Rough and Ready Flour Mill in 1867. It transitioned in the 1950s and 60s to the production of aerospace products and the Titian Rocket due to its proximity to Martian Marietta facilities.
Littleton encompasses five distinct areas, each with its own zip code. Styles and prices vary depending on which neighborhood is chosen. You can find high-end luxury homes in the Mountain Rangeview neighborhood or two-story patio ranch homes in the Ken Caryl Ranch neighborhood. The median home price in Littleton is around $284,000.
What to Love
- Historic Main Street with an abundance of shopping and dining possibilities
- Close to many parks and hiking trails
- Big-city levels of cuisine tucked into a small town
People & Lifestyle
A trendy and established suburb, Littleton is full of shops, dining, and family activities. Residents like to spend their days on Main Street, browsing local stores and grabbing a bite to eat from their favorite restaurants. There’s a strong sense of community, and family life is essential to residents. With an easy commute into Denver, Littleton is an excellent space for working professionals looking to find a peaceful place to raise their families. Residents are active in attending the many community events throughout the year and take pride in the area’s dedication to arts and culture.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While access to Denver offers residents a plethora of activities, Littleton’s Historic Main Street is full of local shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Residents don’t have to travel far to have a good time!
Things to Do
Home to many parks, museums, and outdoor recreation, and annual events, Littleton has some kind of adventure for every taste!
Check out the annual Littleton Main Street Block Party or the Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series. The Colorado Irish Festival features Gaelic sports, step dancing, and Irish rock and country music. And for the more athletic bunch, there’s the Tough Mudder Colorado—a Sterling Ranch high altitude endurance race with more than 20 obstacles.
—situated next to Ketring Lake, on a 14-acre space—is like stepping into a time travel machine, and Littleton is home to many parks and hiking trails. Check out South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center or Roxborough State Park. For the more competitive residents, there’s the Littleton Golf and Tennis Center
Littleton is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Bear Canyon Elementary School, PK-6, rated above average in the state
- Littleton Academy, K-8, public charter school
- Littleton High School, 9-12, IB diploma program available