Littleton started as a community of farmers and merchants that sold food and supplies to the miners in the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of 1859. Today, many of those old buildings remain in tact in this appealing, family-oriented city just southwest of Denver.
Littleton delivers great views and easy access to the nearby mountains. The city has a wide range of beautiful parks, trails and golf courses, as well as 1,500 acres of open space for exploring. Real estate options here range from condo and townhome communities to privately gated neighborhoods with deluxe custom houses
Downtown Littleton takes you back in time with turn-of-the-century buildings and small town friendliness. It’s a fun place to go for local shops, restaurants, bars and even the local bowling alley. Nearby is the Littleton Historical Museum, which shows how 19th century farmers lived here and maintains two working farms with chickens, pigs, horses and other animals.
Littleton is known for having excellent schools, both public and private. Recently, four elementary schools in Littleton received the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award from the Colorado Department of Education. Powell Middle School was also one of only five middle schools recently named a Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level.