A suburb south of Denver, Littleton has become an ideal destination to raise a family and prides itself as an American hometown - a place that has many faces to showcase its history, a place for children to prosper with family and friends, a place with Main Streets and building that don't look very different than they did almost 100 years ago.
Real estate options in Littleton are both abundant and vary from nice condominium and townhome communities to deluxe custom houses on golf courses and other privately gated neighborhoods.
The city of Littleton is known for having first-rate schools, both public and private. Recently, four elementary schools in Littleton received the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award from the Colorado Department of Education for having high rates of student improvement on state assessment tests. Powell Middle School, in Littleton, was one of only five middle schools named a 2011 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level.
A city once concentrated on growing food for gold miners, Littleton has always focused on maintaining its unique history. Downtown Littleton remains one of the few places where you can still find turn-of-the-century buildings that surround a Main Street and some of the city's most exceptional businesses. Clothing boutiques, restaurants, and even a bowling alley are popular destination for families in this area on a Saturday night. Also, the nearby Littleton Historical Museum also provides family fun as a place to see all kinds of animals, from chickens and pigs to horses, on one of the museum's two working farms.
The city of Littleton is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors and because it is a little west of Denver, it provides great views and access to the nearby mountains. Numerous parks and beautiful golf courses are available and the city maintains around 1,500 acres of open space making everything possible to do in this American hometown.