I am looking for a walkable area where I could go get a coffee or take my kids and feel safe walking around. Is Centennial or Littleton safe?

Asked by brooke, 80004 Wed Nov 6, 2013

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Thomas Reed, Agent, Littleton, CO
Wed Nov 6, 2013
Centennial and Littleton are great areas. When you are talking walkable area in those two areas you limit yourself to pretty much 2-3 areas. One of which is the Old town Littleton area. This area is very walkable with shops , antique stores, restaurants of many levels, coffee and gift shops. It is a more quaint then the other areas. It is walkable and very safe, they have many events during the year such as western welcome week, Christmas parade and street festivals. There are a couple areas in Centennial that are very walkable as well and have many more choices for housing. These areas are more condensed with chain stores, movie theatres , shops , grocery, and restaurants. They are located closer to busier arteries. Please let me know if you have any questions need help finding temporary housing or a home to purchase. Cheers Tom Reed 303-933-3333
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Tracy Shaffer, Agent, Denver, CO
Tue Jun 10, 2014
Define walkable. If you mean a great little neighborhood with a local coffee shop, then there are plenty of areas in and around Denver that would fit the bill. Denverites love their outdoor spaces, their walks and it's a relatively safe city.
I've lived in Centennial and am selling that house (completely remodeled) now because I've moved back up to the city. The schools are great, it's right by de Kovend Park, open space, miles of bike trails, Streets of Southglenn outdoor walking mall, and you can stroll on over to Starbucks or Trader Joe's easily. Centennial and Littleton are both safe, suburban areas and solid communities. Walkability varies though.
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Zach Noyce, Other Pro, Denver, CO
Tue Mar 4, 2014
Yes. Grew up in Centennial all of my life. Little to no crime and kid friendly.
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Again, careful of what part of the city it butts up to.
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Angee Burlin…, Home Buyer, East Falls, Philadelphia, PA
Thu Jan 9, 2014
HI Brooke,
I have lived downtown and I now live in the Park Meadows area of Centennial. You definitely do not want to walk around downtown much with small children (in my opinion). The area I live in is very safe and I have walked with other moms (and our stroller riding children) to get coffee in every direction from our neighborhood (Willow Creek) and feel very safe. (I lived in downtown when I was single and also with my husband and his elementary school aged children and now having that knowledge and having my own toddler little girl, I would not feel comfortable taking her to the park in Denver without standing right next to her the whole time. I am not paranoid. I have just read the statistics and read the news daily of the events that take place with small children in the Denver metro area every day.)

I hope you were able to find a place that feels good for you and your family!
angee - SAHM
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I've lived in central Denver neighborhoods, raised my kids there, felt very safe, walked all over town, went to parks, strollered along with other moms and always felt safe and a great sense of community. Although some people feel safer in the suburbs, I've found Denver to be an amazing place to raise children and I love the cultural diversity in the city. In fact, my sons (now teens) ride bikes and take public transportation without one incident.
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I am not in Philadelphia. Not sure why it says that.
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Robert McGui…, Agent, Denver, CO
Sat Nov 9, 2013
Hi Brooke,

Good questions. The best walkable areas are in downtown itself, Highlands to the west of downtown, and some parts of City Park West, Park Hill, Washington Park and others. We can provide you with the best options for you on that through our Walkscore.com site.

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Direct - 303-669-1246
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Mike Hixon, , Denver, CO
Wed Nov 6, 2013
Hi Brooke,
Both of those areas are a great option. The Centennial area is a little more specific regarding the exact location. The Littleton area actually runs from the Southwest area, to the Southeast area of the south Denver metro area. Regardless, in both areas are very nice, safe communities with plenty of fun, easily accessible parks, restaurants, ice cream parlors, coffee shops, gift shops...etc.

Please let me know if I may provide additional information.

Thank you,
Mike Hixon
303-349-5000 - Mobile
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Wisdom Real…, Agent, Denver, CO
Wed Nov 6, 2013
Here are some helpful websites I can refer you to.

Neighborhood Crime Rates:
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/co/
http://www.spotcrime.com/co
http://www.crimereports.com

Colorado Convicted Sex Offender Sites:
http://www.sor.state.co.us/
http://www.colorado.gov/apps/sdps/soma/index.jsp
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Angela Adams, , Aurora, CO
Wed Nov 6, 2013
Both Centennial and Littleton are great neighborhoods. There are many pocket neighborhoods in these two cities where you can walk to shopping, dining and coffee. As well, they offer many trails for recreation. I would contact a local agent to take you around areas you would be interested in. Some of the bigger shopping areas are Southlands, Southglenn, and many areas in between around the DTC area. If you need any more information please feel to send me an email @ angelaadams@kw.com
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Bev West, Agent, Greeley, CO
Wed Nov 6, 2013
Go to the local police station and they can show you what activity takes place in specific neighborhoods.
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Nezar S Awei…, , Centennial, CO
Wed Nov 6, 2013
I live in centennial and I love it. However I would be careful what part of centennial because it's an odd shape city that runs long adjacent to many other good and bad areas.
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