Arapahoe County, Denver Colorado

Arapahoe County


Arapahoe County is one of the 64 counties of Colorado with the seat in Littleton. The most populous city is Aurora. The county is 72 miles (116 kilometers) east to west and 4 to 12 miles (6 to 19 kilometers) south to north. The adjacent counties of Arapahoe County are City and County of Denver at northwest, Adams County at north, Washington County at east, Lincoln County at southeast, Elbert County at south, Douglas County at southwest and Jefferson County at west. There are two exclaves belonging to Arapahoe County that are entirely surrounded by the City and County of Denver: City of Glendale and Holly Hills neighborhood.

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History / Description

Arapahoe County got its name from the Arapaho Native American tribe who lived in the region. It includes the communities of Aurora, Bennett, Bow Mar, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine Valley, Deer Trail, Englewood, Foxfield, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Littleton and Sheridan.

In Arapahoe County you can find appealing residential choices, excellent parks, greenbelts and trail systems. The high quality public services, the inviting quality of life, and the moderate cost of living contribute to the attractiveness of this neighborhood.

Arapahoe County’s Real Estate

Proximity to Denver increases the attractiveness of real estate market in Arapahoe county. But you can still find houses at a good price in this county where the median home cost is $307,700. Taking into consideration that home appreciation is up 12.9% in the last 12 months you can say without any doubt that this is a good time to buy in Arapahoe County.

in -over-year, with 41 homes for sale in last year and 32 homes for sale in this year. Fans of 20th century architecture will be excited to see that bungalow homes are a fairly common sight in this vicinity. Residents who have young children or animals will be happy to know that many of the homes around here have beautiful and low-maintenance hardwood floors. For those who enjoy varied workouts, the fitness centers in Arapahoe County provide a number of exercises for all levels and abilities.


There are nine school districts within the Arapahoe County: Aurora Public Schools, Bennett School District, Byers School Districts, Cherry Creek Schools, Deer Trail Schools, Englewood Schools, Littleton Public Schools, Sheridan Public Schools, Strasburg School District.

Note that Arapahoe County is considered to be the state’s best school districts. You can find here a bounty of educational choices both public and private for children and adults.
It is worth mentioning the colleges and universities located in Arapahoe County: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado State University, Community College of Aurora, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado

Infrastructure and Commute from and to Arapahoe County

Since the average Commute time is 27 minutes, Arapahoe County is a viable choice for those working In Denver and not only.

Medical and Health Care

There are many hospitals at the county level. Here are some of them: Aurora Presbyterian Hospital, Aurora Regional Medical Center, Medical Center of Aurora North Campus, Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and Surgery Center of the Rockies all located in Fitzsimons, Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, located in Highlands Ranch as well as Littleton Adventist Hospital, Craig Hospital, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center located in Englewood.

Shopping and Entertainment

City of Aurora
The city of Aurora has over 100 parks, more than 6,000 acres of open space and natural areas, not to mention the six award-winning municipal golf courses. Add to this the nice residential areas, museums, public library, Symphony Orchestra and you realize that you can have a high quality of leaving in a growing community close to Denver.

City of Englewood
Englewood is a full-service city. You can find here parks, a library, and public works systems. In 2004 Englewood opened the Pirates Cove water park, part of a multimillion-dollar improvement for the city parks system. South Platte River trail system and to the Englewood Recreation Center are also part of city’s attractions.

City of Littleton
You can find many points of interest in the seat of Arapahoe County, Littleton: The Depot Art Gallery, Littleton Symphony Orchestra and Littleton Chorale, Hudson Gardens, Town Hall Arts Center, as well as The Littleton Museum are just a few of Littleton entertaining areas.


If you prefer the suburbs, Arapahoe county can be your number one choice when buying a piece of for real estate in Colorado State.


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