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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Littleton is a suburb of Denver with a population of 45,848. Littleton is in Arapahoe County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Littleton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Littleton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Littleton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Littleton are highly rated.
About Littleton...
Population
45,848

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$338,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,152
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    454.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,335.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    417.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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If you want to live in Colorado close to the mountains and twenty minutes from Denver you should live in Littleton! This is an amazing city with a historic downtown that everyone loves. Not only does Littleton have a historic downtown, it has beautiful beatiful parks, a river, lakes, multiple shopping centers, and amazing schools. Littleton is a wonderful community and it feels like home where people care for each other and are very outgoing and friendly. You will see people riding bikes and taking dogs for a walks. The best thing about Littleton is the view of the mountains, it is amazing! Littleton is safe, family friendly and fun to live in.
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Littleton is a very suburban space away from the metro area of Denver. It has many traditional and local shops. Littleton is a huge city with people from Littleton Downtown area to others far west in Ken Caryl Valley. Since Littleton is a larger city, it has a suburban vibe for everyone!
So Littleton is a great city. My biggest complaint(s) like most Native Coloradoans is all the people. There is so much traffic all day everyday. Santa Fe is the worst! Getting from one end of town to the other is a nightmare. It can be a family friendly place but it is hard to find things to do for people who don't have kids and don't drink very often so date nights can become difficult when we don't want to be around a bunch of kids or drunks.