Finding Apartments for Rent in Littleton, CO
Littleton, Colorado is a historic city which has ties to both the gold rush and to settlers who were looking to homestead. In 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, the small town of Denver and neighboring farmsteads were looking for ways to irrigate the land and provide water to businesses. It required irrigation ditches built so that places that were far from the creeks and rivers could get water.
One engineer from New Hampshire named Richard Sullivan Little was surveying the land south of Denver and happened upon where the town of Littleton now stands. He, and subsequently his wife, fell in love with the area and filed for a home stake there. Since that time, Littleton has grown and prospered.
Modern day Littleton has seen many changes throughout the year. You can find apartments to live in the neighborhoods of Normandy Estates, Bowmar, and Ken Caryl.
Cultural Attractions in Littleton, CO
Littleton, Colorado has many cultural attractions and many events throughout the year. Littleton has the Littleton Museum which spans 39 acres and has two living history farms, an exhibition center, and a collections center. The farms date to 1860s and the 1890s. Considered one of the top ten museums in the country, it is also the only Colorado museum of the Smithsonian Affiliates.
Littleton, Colorado hosts many events throughout the year including:
- Candlelight Walk and Treelighting -- Friday after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season.
- Fourth of July Family Festival and Fireworks
- Littleton Criterium -- Bicycle racers race a closed circuit through Littleton streets.
- Littleton Stride -- a 10K and 5K run/walk race.
- Main Street Block Party -- Enjoy restaurants, booths, music, and fireworks in June.
- Western Welcome Week -- Celebrate's Littleton's Western heritage. Western Welcome Week has been celebrated since 1928.
Shopping in Littleton, CO
Littleton, Colorado has many local and big box stores available for your shopping pleasure. It has Aspen Grove Mall with its diverse shops including Banana Republic, Talbots, William's-Sonoma, Apple, and Eddie Bauer, to name a few. Although technically not directly in Littleton, Southwest Plaza has a Littleton Address even though it is in unincorporated Jefferson County. This mall has Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears as anchor stores.
Transportation Options in Littleton, CO
The Denver Metropolitan area is serviced by RTD which provides bus service and light rail service in Littleton. Littleton has benefited greatly since the introduction of light rail.
Littleton has access to I-25, Broadway. Santa Fe/ Hwy 85, C470, and Hampden Avenue/ Hwy 285 are all easy to reach via car. Denver International Airport (DIA) services Littleton as well as Denver, Colorado when it comes to air travel.
Sports in Littleton, CO
Littleton, Colorado enjoys professional sports teams of Denver, Colorado and the front range. These would include:
- The Denver Broncos football team
- The Colorado Rockies major league baseball team
- The Colorado Avalanche hockey team
- The Denver Nuggets basketball team
People who live in Littleton are just as excited about the sports teams as people who live in Denver. Denver fans are often called "rabid fans" due to their loyalty and love of their teams.
Weather in Littleton, CO
Littleton, Colorado is considered a semi-arid climate and at an elevation of 5420 feet above sea level has weather similar to Denver, Colorado. The average high temperature in the month of July in Littleton is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature in the month of January is 15.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Littleton , Colorado gets an average of 16.4 inches of precipitation a year. You will see an average of 65.7 inches of snow in Littleton, Colorado. Littleton, Colorado boasts of more than 246 days of sun a year, making the weather quite pleasant.
The Denver Metro Area is known to have big snowfalls followed by sunny days which cause the snow to melt away. However the time between when it snows and when the snow is either removed or melted can be trying. Since the influx of people into the area, the highways get bogged with traffic and it's best to use light rail whenever possible.View Apartments in Littleton, Colorado
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