Welcome to Littleton
A lively Denver suburb full of enchanting moments
Winding through the tree-lined streets of Littleton, the lively and enchanting atmosphere permeates this community. It’s a small suburb of Denver, and it is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the country. It’s a fresh take on small-town living, thanks to the many restaurants and shops in its historic downtown and the community events and exciting entertainment and festivals.
Like many communities in the area, the beginning of the Littleton we know today can be traced back to the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. The community relied on agriculture, then turned to the manufacturing of things like electronics and munitions. This manufacturing boom brought a surge in housing with it and Littleton grew substantially throughout the 20th Century.
Most of Littleton’s homes were built before 1980, thanks to a huge boom in housing and economic growth that happened throughout the 1970s. Many of the residences here are beautiful single-family homes that line residential streets. However, there have been a number of condos springing up for those who’d like to live closer to the quaint downtown area. As well as several areas of new builds from Sterling Ranch, Silver Leaf to Columbine Valley.
What to Love
- Close proximity to the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre
- A family-friendly community with great schools
- Abundant green space and community events to enjoy
Littleton is a tight-knit community full of friendly neighbors. It has a laid-back feel, while still being exciting, and it’s a great place to raise a family. Its historic downtown area is full of charm and gives way to residential streets full of beautiful homes. Not far from the heart of Denver, it has a relatively easy commute for those who work in the city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Historic Downtown Littleton is full of charming shopping and dining options. It’s a quaint, walkable area that is perfect for a night out on the town.
Rooted Boutique is locally owned by two friends who wanted a boutique dedicated to trendy and fashionable women in Littleton. Their philosophy is all about putting roots down in Colorado and loving where you live, and looking great while you live there. For the active and artistic of Littleton, Penny Robin Dancewear provides professional dancewear for all ages.
Angie’s Restaurant has been serving Italian and Mexican fare since 1965. It’s long been a favorite, and for good reason, because this family-owned spot has perfected its recipes and created a fun atmosphere for the whole family. Visit the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery to enjoy handcrafted food and beer with gorgeous views of the mountains. Eat inside their rustic dining room or on the airy patio before going to play lawn games or sit by the firepits.
Things to Do
From local holiday cheer to world-renowned music venues, Littleton residents have a buffet of fun and exciting things available to fill their calendars with.
Clement Park is a sprawling green space with a ton of activities to offer. From its many courts and fields for sporting events to a splash park, a playground, and a skate park, there is no end to the fun here. It also hosts many events and activities throughout the year, including Summerset Festival and Unicorn Festival.
One of the most iconic Colorado music venues, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, is located near Littleton. Here you’ll find a vast array of concerts, as well as the occasional film or fitness event. Downtown Littleton is a lively spot for shopping and dining, but it also has some of the best holiday events around. A local favorite is the annual Elf Crawl which sees local shops come together to create a magical wonderland of shopping and holiday cheer.
- Colorado Academy, PK-12, an exceptional private day school
- Arapahoe High School, 9-12, a public comprehensive college preparatory school
- Columbine High School, 9-12, a top-rated public school with incredible extracurriculars