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The Pros And Cons Of Living In Littleton, Colorado

Posted On: November 11th, 2021 12:55AM

Are you thinking about living in Littleton, Colorado, and want to know what it's really like? In this episode of Own It!, I’m going to give you the good, the bad, and the ugly of living right here in Littleton. We’ll look at everything from outdoor activities to the cost of living so you know exactly what to expect.



The Top 3 Reasons Why People Love Littleton

While every area has its pros and cons, we're going to start off by looking at the top three reasons people love calling Littleton, Colorado home.




The very first and most important reason people like living in Littleton, Colorado is its location. If you're unfamiliar with the area, it's on the far west side of the Denver Metro area. Littleton is also about 45 to 60 minutes away from the airport, depending on traffic.


If you want to go to downtown Denver, it's about 30 to 45 minutes depending on traffic. One of the things that residents like about Littleton is that you are very close to the mountains. A lot of the residents are into outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, and more. These activities are all within an hour or so of Littleton, Colorado.


Many people who live in Littleton like it because it's away from the busyness and craziness of the big city—but close enough that, if you want to get there, you can within 30 to 45 minutes. The uniqueness of Littleton is that it's a big umbrella city with a lot of little towns within it. For example, Highlands Ranch is a very sought out area that’s a great place to live. You can also find the community of Lone Tree within Littleton, another neighborhood you can call home.



The second reason people love Littleton, Colorado is the lifestyle. You get a smaller town feel in this city, which residents love. One of the places that you can really experience the culture here is in downtown Littleton.


Downtown Littleton is a great place to go hang out on the weekend. It has tons of restaurants and bars and little shops. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you'll see people out walking around and enjoying the area. It's just a fun place to go. One of my favorite places to go with my daughters—and you may have been there before—is The Melting Pot, located in Littleton right outside of downtown. Who doesn't like cheese?


One of the other really cool places in Littleton, Colorado is Hudson Gardens and Event Center. They have over 30 acres of gorgeous flowers that make for great photography backdrops or just hang out. At the Event Center at the Hudson Gardens, they have a live music concert series in the summer. They have wedding venues there, and guests can do receptions and all kinds of corporate events. It's a really cool place to host a party or gathering.


Red Rocks

The third—and my most favorite—reason why people love living in Littleton, Colorado, is Red Rocks. Technically, Red Rocks is in Morrison, Colorado, though that’s right around the corner from Littleton. It’s one of the best places to see a concert in the world.


Even if you don't like music or the specific genre of music that's playing that night, you still have to go see Red Rocks. It is an amazing, gorgeous place. You can work out there, go for a hike, and visit the museum to see all the different artists that have played there. It’s a must-see in Colorado and Littleton.

The Cons Of Living In Littleton

Those are a few of the pros of living in Littleton, Colorado, though we do need to talk about the cons. There aren't many, but if you're considering moving to Littleton, Colorado, I want to tell you about the cons.


Cost Of Living

The first con is that Littleton, Colorado has a slightly higher cost of living, especially when it comes to real estate. To live close to the mountains, you're going to pay a little bit more money. What you're going to see in Littleton, Colorado is a lot of mid-century homes that are remodeled and absolutely beautiful.


Because a lot of those homes were built in the 50s, 60s, and 70, you're going to see plenty of cool architecture from the mid-century. They just don't make those kinds of homes anymore—and that's why this area attracts a lot of homebuyers that are into that mid-century architecture. If you haven't been to Littleton, Colorado, I highly recommend going to check it out. There's are a lot of ranch homes that were built in the 60s and 70s that are very cool to look at.



One thing I'm not a fan of in Littleton, Colorado, is the traffic if you don't like heavy traffic, you're going to have to take a minute to get used to that over the years. Many people have moved here, and it's become very popular. With that popularity comes congestion.


It's just the way it is. It’s gotten very crowded and congested. There are definitely some slower times, though, and there are ways to navigate around traffic if you have the opportunity. You're living in Colorado, so you just have to figure out a way around it.


Because Littleton is so large, we do have many stops with the light rail through the city. You can get downtown by taking the light rail, so this makes traffic not so bad.


Making Littleton, Colorado Home

I hope this gave you a good idea of some of the pros and cons of living in Littleton, Colorado. Life here is amazing, and if you can live with those couple of cons, you'll be happy Littleton. If you would like to know anything any more about Littleton, Colorado—whether living here or visiting—feel free to reach out to me and I’d be happy to connect.


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