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By Lyle Combs | Other/Just Looking in Littleton, CO
  • Littleton Real Estate Information: Choosing Your Neighborhood At Littleton

    Posted Under: General Area in Littleton, Home Buying in Littleton, In My Neighborhood in Littleton  |  August 3, 2011 5:28 AM  |  107 views  |  No comments
    Littleton is one of the best suburbs to reside in the Denver metro area. With only 40,300 residents, it is home to prestigious schools, affordable shopping with direct access to Denver via the RTD Light Rail and is near to the great Colorado Rocky Mountains. With all these fine things found in this area, its great neighborhoods actually make this area liveable. It has a face of a true American hometown. Below are some facts and figures about some of its 32 lovable communities where your Littleton real estate can call home.

    Starting with the Southwest part of metro Denver is Leawood, labelled as one of Denver's top neighborhoods. It is a fully developed subdivision nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills. It consists of over 850 single family homes and over 2500 residents with facilities, open trails and parks available nearby such as Weaver, Leawood, & Raccoon Hollar Parks, walking trails, Leawood Elementary school, not to mention its nearby shopping complexes and restaurants. The community is conveniently located near famous Denver parks such as Colorado Front Range, Chatfield State Park and the Rocky Mountains. Leawood is an oasis for workers based at the metro Denver Area as it is just minutes away from Downtown Denver, Denver Tech Center, Littleton-Downtown RTD Light-rail station, Southwest Plaza Mall, Aspen Grove Shopping Center & Park Meadows Mall.

    For sports loving individuals, Timberline Ridge is ideal for you and your hobby. It has easy and full access to four of Denver's excellent local recreational and sporting activities. Although located within the Highlands Ranch development area, residents of this Littleton neighborhood benefits the Timberline Ridge Community Pool, a large pool with changing rooms, toilets, covered area, parking, and drinks. The nearby six-acre Sandcreek Park & Trails also has picnic tables, football/soccer field, basketball court, barbeque grills areas and wildlife. Last but not the least is the James G Toepfer Park & Trails, an eight-acre park with kids’ playground, picnic area, restroom, basketball court; shelter with four tables, grills and sports fields.

    If you are family oriented, the Platte Canyon Rd / Kendall Blvd neighborhood offers a great alternative for those who want to live in Littleton because it has everything a family member wants to have such as top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes. This is the reason why this neighborhood is identified as one the top 9.3% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Colorado. With a high occupancy of single homes rate of 95.3%, there are several families living in this community, making any socializing activities a breeze and finally develop a sense of community. Education is also highly valued in this neighborhood as most of its resident's breadwinners were able to finish school and are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The supply of quality education is not an issue in this community. With this neighborhood it is also a very good choice for young professionals.

    If you are used in a high-end suburban lifestyle, the Columbine Valley is for you. Although situated in the unincorporated Jefferson County, it uses the Littleton address. It is considered one of the wealthiest communities in Colorado, and even in the nation. Status is reflected in its real estate as they are very much well-maintained and tends to maintain its value over time. Aside from being economically wealthy, the neighborhood is also ecologically wealthy with its extensive natural preserve. It has roads along the South Platte that went straight to large water bodies to the south near Mineral, right at the Chatfield Reservoir.
  • Parks Near Your Littleton Real Estate

    Posted Under: General Area in Littleton, Parks & Recreation in Littleton, Home Buying in Littleton  |  August 3, 2011 5:26 AM  |  105 views  |  No comments
    Littleton is a city within several counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is a suburb south of Denver, on the west side of I-25 and is considered part of the Denver metropolitan area. As the 20th most populous city in the state of Colorado with 40,340 people, residents always find a way to enjoy personal and family time in parks and open spaces. With your Littleton real estate, you'll never run out of park options.

    The most well-known park in Littleton is the Bega Park, formerly known as the Rio Grande Park. It is a one-acre park that anchors the east end of Main and Alamo Streets with several shade trees and landscaping that has provided a unique entrance into historic downtown Littleton since 1895. Being designated as a historic landmark, the local government ensures this special place of serenity and historic significance will be permanently preserved.

    The park has served as an important location for events between Australia and the United States. In fact, it is the starting place for the Annual Christmas Parade of Lights, and is a key venue for Western Welcome Week activities. It is also maintained to be an inviting place for family picnics, a respite for the weary commuter, downtown shoppers, or business people needing quiet contemplation.

    Meanwhile, a privately owned park called the Bowles Grove Park is also located in Littleton at the S. Federal Blvd, the area just south of Bowles Avenue and west of the Platte. It features several ball fields and other multipurpose fields, a natural open space and wildlife viewing. Basic facilities are also available such as several drinking fountains, two huge parking lots with one on the north side of the park and one on the south side and facilities for easy accessibility for handicaps.

    The area contains dense woods, penetrated by a sole carriage trail and numerous walking paths. Aside from the trails and little league baseball fields, a pond is also built for your fishing experience. The area is a favorite among the locals and was eventually purchased by the city and named Tramway Park.

    Another state park found in Littleton is the Roxborough State Park at Roxborough Drive. It is dubbed as the "Mini-Garden of the Gods" because of the beautiful red rocks. Budding photographers take note as you just may find your inspiration here. The park's main activity is hiking with a 2.3 Easy/Moderate Fountain Valley Lollipop Loop Trail. On the weekends, there is a tram that you can ride around this trail with a naturalist.

    This place is especially great for novice hikers with its 8 mile strenuous loop. For novices, it will only take 3.5 hours to finish such trail. The main trail offers a great view especially when you get to the top. If you want to explore more of the park, go to the Willow Creek Trail as you pass through the wildflowers. Don't forget to bring hats and sunscreen as there is not much shade on this trail.
 
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