Littleton Real Estate Information
The county seat of Arapahoe County, Littleton, Colorado, is located in the north-central part of the state, and is the 17th largest city in the state, by population size. As of 2000, census figures put the city's population at around 40,000.
The city was first established in the 1850s during the advent of the gold rush. As the miners and gold seekers came, shops and farmers popped up in the town to cater to the growing population. Nonetheless, agriculture remained the mainstay industry in the city until the end of World War II. After the war, manufacturing and other industry began to boom, with aerospace, electronics and other industries expanding and drawing more to the town as they expanded employment.
Today, construction, health care and education are the largest employers, with the nearest hospital 4 miles away in Englewood. In 1965, Arapahoe Community College was established, which further fueled the growth of the city. The city became known nationwide in 1999 after the Columbine High School shooting occurred nearby, but the school was not actually located in Littleton. Littleton Public Schools operate the public school system, with around 16,000 students spread across 15 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools, in addition to three alternative schools and two charter schools. There is also the Littleton Academy Of Hair Design and the Denver Theological Seminary.
The Colorado Center for the Blind operates in Littleton, a training program for blind teenagers and adults run by the National Federation of the Blind. Attractions include the Hudson Gardens, the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, Arrowhead Golf Club, Chatfield Golf Course, the Town Hall Arts Center and Centennial Racetrack. The Littleton Historical Museum, which is on 39 acres, is made up of two living-history farms, a lake and more. Shopping options abound, with Broadway Estates Shopping Center, Woodlawn Shopping Center and Broadridge Shopping Center.