The city of Littleton was named after a chief engineer in charge of developing Denver, Richard Sullivan Little. Little fell in love with the area south of Denver, but it wasn’t until the late 1800s when the Rio Grande reached the area that settlement began at a rapid pace. Today, this thriving suburb keeps its history at the forefront with the popular fourteen-acre Littleton Historical Museum. Visitors can experience living history through a working blacksmith shop, ice house and two farms. Even Littleton’s first schoolhouse is restored on the grounds. Other great amenities include revitalized downtown Littleton which has quaint shops, great food and cultural opportunities. Hudson Gardens, Aspen Grove outdoor mall and a ripe selection of parks, trails and open spaces are also offered throughout the city by the South Suburban Park and Recreation District. Additionally, families will experience the outstanding Littleton Public School system whose motto is “Big enough to serve you. Small enough to know you.” Although Littleton is only about 14-square miles and home to around 45,000 people, the city seems much larger since the city’s name is assigned to eleven zip codes to include many unincorporated communities west, east and south of the actual city limits. Littleton, a wonderfully crafted community, is an easy place to call home.
Courtesy of the City of Littleton