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Littleton Colorado is a large area just south and west of Denver. Its boundaries have evolved and changed many times over the years, with many areas that used to be in Littleton being split off into Centennial, Lone Tree, and Highlands Ranch. Littleton currently consists of areas in western Arapahoe County, northwestern Douglas County and southeastern Jefferson County.

Historic Old Littleton, the true City of Littleton, is only a small fraction of what many Denver Metro area residents consider Littleton. It consists primarily of residential areas, with a quaint old downtown retail and business area around the US85 (Santa Fe) and Littleton Blvd intersection. It lies generally west of Broadway, north of C470, south of Belleview, and east of the Platte River Valley.

To the west of Littleton are the small cities of Bow Mar and Columbine Valley, and to the west of those is unincorporated Jefferson County, parts of which have Littleton mailing addresses, but those are not actually part of the City of Littleton. North of Littleton are the cities of Sheridan and Englewood. The cities of Centennial and Greenwood Village are just east of Littleton.

To the south of Littleton is the western part of Highlands Ranch, in unincorporated Douglas County, as well as the Roxborough and Chatfield areas, also in unincorporated Douglas County. Homes in these areas may also have Littleton mailing addresses, but are not actually part of the City of Littleton.


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Real Estate and Homes in Littleton Colorado

Many long time homeowners, and many real estate agents, mistakenly still use Littleton in their property addresses, even though they may no longer officially considered to be Littleton. In addition, by the same long-standing tradition and usage, the US Post Office still allows Littleton addresses for some communities that are in unincorporated parts of Douglas and Jefferson Counties, that are NOT actually within the City of Littleton. This makes searching with Littleton in the city name a very problematic, and error prone, process. As a result, instead of using Littleton in the city name, it may be better to use specific zip codes in your search, as long as you know where you really want to be, and not use a city name at all!

Here are some related and more specific quick searches.

For single family homes for sale in these specific Littleton areas: Old Littleton (80120) ; Highlands Ranch (80126, 80129, 80130); Lone Tree and Acres Green (80124); Ken-Caryl areas (80127); West Centennial (80121, 80122); Chatfield and Columbine areas (80125, 80128); Roxborough Park and Waterton Canyon areas (80125).

Or, for condos, lofts and townhomes: Old Littleton (80120) ; Highlands Ranch (80126, 80129, 80130); Lone Tree and Acres Green (80124); Ken-Caryl areas (80127); West Centennial (80121, 80122); Chatfield and Columbine areas (80125, 80128); Roxborough Park / Waterton Canyon areas (80125).

Or, for cluster homes and patio homes: Old Littleton (80120) ; Highlands Ranch (80126, 80129, 80130); Lone Tree and Acres Green (80124); Ken-Caryl areas (80127); West Centennial (80121, 80122); Chatfield and Columbine areas (80125, 80128); Roxborough Park / Waterton Canyon areas (80125).

Below is a table depicting, by zip code, some of the areas that used to be and perhaps still are, labeled as "Littleton", properly or improperly, along with their proper address. If you have any questions, or if these idiosyncrasies are just too much to handle, call me, and I will try to help you focus your search on the appropriate areas for you needs.

Zip Code Communities / Subdivisions Actual / USPS City in Address
80120 Old Littleton / City of Littleton. Arapahoe County. Littleton
80121 Many, East of Broadway, West of Colorado Blvd, North of County Line, South of Arapahoe. Now part of City of Centennial, Arapahoe County. Now in City of Centennial
80122 Southglenn, many others, East of Colorado Blvd, West of Yosemite, North of County Line, South of Arapahoe. Now part of City of Centennial, Arapahoe County. Now in City of Centennial
80123 Many, West of Santa Fe Blvd to Kipling, North of Coal Mine. Unincorporated Jefferson County. Littleton in Unincorporated Jefferson County
80124 Lone Tree, Fairways, several others. South of County Line Rd, east of Highlands Ranch, west of I-25. Now part of City of Lone Tree, Douglas County. Now in City of Lone Tree
80124 Acres Green, Wildcat Ridge, Wildcat Vista, Intravest, ad a few others east of Quebac St. Unincorporated Douglas County, not part of Highlands Ranch or Lone Tree, and most will have Littleton addresses. Littleton in Unincorporated Douglas County
80125 Roxborough, Roxborough Village, Roxborough Park, Waterton Canyon, and areas South and West of Chatfield Lake. Unincorporated Douglas County. Littleton in Unincorporated Douglas County
80126 Highlands Ranch Northridge: Falcon Hills North, Falcon Hiils South, Northridge, Auburn Park, Summit View, Summit Ridge, Stratton Ridge, Foxfire, Southridge, The Hearth, Wildcat Ridge / Intravest west of Wildcat Reserve Parkway, others, generally from East of Broadway, to just east of Colorado Blvd. All within Highlands Ranch Community Association, except as shown below. Unincorporated Douglas County. Highlands Ranch in Unincorporated Douglas County
80126 Province Center, The Links, a few others. Unincorporated Douglas County. Littleton in Unincorporated Douglas County
80127 Ken-Caryl Ranch, Ken-Caryl Plains, Ken-Caryl Valley, Others, north of C470 and west of Kipling. Unincorporated Jefferson County. Littleton in Unincorporated Jefferson County
80128 Columbine Hills, Columbine Knolls, many others, generally north of Chatfield Lake, east of Kipling, west of Santa Fe, south of Coal Mine. Unincorporated Jefferson County. Littleton in Unincorporated Jefferson County
80129 Highlands Ranch Westridge areas plus: Mansion Hills, Highlands Ranch Golf Course, Backcountry, High Woods, many others. Unincorporated Douglas County. Highlands Ranch in Unincorporated Douglas County
80130 Highlands Ranch Eastridge areas, plus: Gleneagles Village, Palomino Park, Wildcat Ridge / Intravest east of Quebac St., others west of Lone Tree to just east of Colorado Blvd. of Unincorporated Douglas County. Highlands Ranch in Unincorporated Douglas County

For the purposes of the home searches below, any home that is listed in the MetroList MLS with a city name of Littleton is included. To further refine your search, please refer to the zip code area definitions below.

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Littleton Colorado Demographics

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  • Area: 12.5 square miles
  • Population: 39,009, relatively stable
  • Property Taxes: Approx $1,100 for a $100,000 home
  • Sales Taxes: 6.8% (3% State, 3% City, 0.8% Misc.)
  • School District: Littleton
  • Littleton PO Addresses include some in unincorporated SW Jefferson County and unincorporated NW Douglas County.
  • Prior to construction of Highlands Ranch PO, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree were Littleton addresses.

Littleton Local Government

The true City of Littleton, generally known as "Old Littleton", covers only a small part of this area, primarily in zip code 80120, and within western Arapahoe County. Most of what is currently known as Littleton, due solely to USPS mailing addresses, is actually in unincorporated Jefferson County, or in unincorporated Douglas County. Areas of Littleton previously in unincorporated Arapahoe County, have since been annexed into the City of Centennial, in central Arapahoe County, and are no longer considered to be Littleton.


Littleton Colorado Schools

The public schools that students will attend depends on what area of Littleton the home is in, and could be any of these: Littleton Public Schools, Jefferson County (Jeffco) Schools, or Douglas County Schools.

Arapahoe Community College, just south of Old Littleton, provides two-year degrees in a variety of disciplines.


Key Littleton Businesses

Littleton is primarily suburban, with major businesses and retail shopping generally being along the US-85 (Santa Fe) corridor, and along the southwest C470 corridor.

Lockheed-Martin, a key space and defense contractor, operates a major facility in the Waterton Canyon area, and is one of the largest major employers in the Denver metro area.


Recreation and Fun Stuff in Littleton

Chatfield Reservoir and State Park is one of the major recreation areas in the south Denver area. Work is also wrapping up on the new South Platte Reservior, just below and north of Chatfield, previously a gravel quarry. Other Jefferson County open space and parks are conveniently located in the area. Roxborough State Park, in Douglas County, has wonderful and unique red rock formations, as well as extensive hike and bike paths.


Other Littleton Points of Interest

The Old Littleton downtown district is a popular dining and shopping area.