Littleton is a southern suburb of Denver and is the county seat for Arapahoe County. Littleton was founded by engineer Richard Sullivan Little and his wife Angeline, New Hampshire natives who fell in love with the area after coming out to work on irrigation systems. The Littles banded together with several neighbors to purchase the Rough and Ready Flour Mill in 1867, which provided an economic base for the developing town. By 1890, the town had a population of more than 240 people, who voted to incorporate as Littleton. Littleton is now a pristine suburban area where many families and single people have called home.
Littleton is great for active and night life people alike. The Denver Seminary is located in Littleton, as is the grave of Alferd Packer, American prospector and only convicted cannibal in the United States. The National Federation of the Blind operates the local Colorado Center for the Blind, which offers skills training for blind teenagers and adults, in Littleton. “Desert Tortoise,” a competitor in the DARPA Grand Challenge, is based in Littleton. Co-creator of South Park Matt Stone attended Littleton’s Heritage High School. Additional attractions in Littleton include Roxborough State Park, Littleton Historical Museum, South Platte River Park and the Carson Nature Center, Arrowhead Golf Club, Chatfield State Park, and Deer Creek Canyon. Clement Park offers lush greenery and plenty of trails to walk or run on
In addition, the nightlife is always happening with the Southwest Plaza Mall, bowling alleys, and of course, movie theaters. Light Rail stations are just a 5-10 minute drive away so you can get to other cities and work without the hassle of driving.
Littleton has some of the nicest neighborhoods which include Columbine Knolls, Applewood, and Ken Caryl Valley. These neighborhoods show off the luxurious side of Littleton. Littleton is a one of a kind neighborhood that has plenty of room for you and your family to grow. Littleton is also home to Arapahoe Community College.
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|Littleton Elementary Schools|
|Centennial Academy of Fine Arts||East||Eugene Field|
|Benjamin Franklin||Highland||Mark Hopkins|
|Lois Lenski||Ralph Moody||Peabody|
|Damon Runyon||Carl Sandburg||Mark Twain|
|The Village for Early Childhood Education||Walt Whitman|
|Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|Douglas County Elementary Schools|
|Acres Green||Roxborough Intermediate||Roxborough Primary|
|Littleton Middle Schools|
|John Wesley Powell||Options Pathways Alternative Secondary Program|
|Littleton High Schools|
|Options Pathways Alternative Secondary Program|