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Old 12-14-2015, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Let me preface this by saying I've heard and read glowing reviews about Littleton and have spent some time there as well. However, it seems to run the gamut from older homes that look beat up to brand spanking new sub divisions. My wife and I couldn't quite figure out what the best place to raise a family is. Admittedly, it's a big city so we didn't cover everything in our travels, but we had a tough time getting a pulse of the place.

So my question is, where is a good place to raise a family within Littleton? Where are there concentration of families? I'd like to stay away from that federal prison and have no real preference on east or west Littleton just trying to figure where people in similar situations are located.

To answer some questions I know will come up:
  • Budget is up to 450k but I would prefer to stay in the 350k to 400k range.
  • Family with two kids and a dog
  • Working from home so commute not an issue at the moment.
  • Schools are important of course.

Any specific neighborhoods would be welcome or cross streets or zip codes, just trying to figure it out. Thanks for any input!
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:33 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I think the Federal Prison is in south Jeffco, (Belleview & Kipling) and not in Arapahoe County's Littleton.

Since schools are important, pick those first and then look at the surrounding available housing.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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There is the city of Littleton, which is centered near Santa Fe and Bowles, and there are areas with a Littleton mailing address.

The city of Littleton lies mostly in Arapahoe County, with parts in Northwest Douglas County and an enclave in Jefferson County across from the west entrance of Chatfield Reservoir.

The zip codes that may use Littleton as the city in the mailing address are listed here.

Each the city of Littleton, Jefferson County and Douglas County all have their own school districts. Littleton is probably the best with the south Jeffco schools next and then Douglas County.

When you narrow down an area, let us know. We can help.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Originally Posted by davidv View Post
There is the city of Littleton, which is centered near Santa Fe and Bowles, and there are areas with a Littleton mailing address.

The city of Littleton lies mostly in Arapahoe County, with parts in Northwest Douglas County and an enclave in Jefferson County across from the west entrance of Chatfield Reservoir.

The zip codes that may use Littleton as the city in the mailing address are listed here.

Each the city of Littleton, Jefferson County and Douglas County all have their own school districts. Littleton is probably the best with the south Jeffco schools next and then Douglas County.

When you narrow down an area, let us know. We can help.
I suppose I was asking if anyone had advice on specific areas within Littleton (when I say Littleton I mean the giant area that shows up on Google maps) that meet the criteria I spelled out. If I knew how to do that, I would have more a clue about this

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Old 12-14-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Ignore the prison. It is not a factor.

1. You can't actually live next to it.
2. One the highest rated charter schools is within spitting distance of it.
3. Most people who live nearby couldn't even tell you it is there.
4. I have never heard about anyone escaping from there. Even the person that I know that spent time there.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Ignore the prison. It is not a factor.

1. You can't actually live next to it.
2. One the highest rated charter schools is within spitting distance of it.
3. Most people who live nearby couldn't even tell you it is there.
4. I have never heard about anyone escaping from there. Even the person that I know that spent time there.
Ok fair enough I suppose. Still not my preference, but I understand your points. Thank you!
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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Anyone who lives in Littleton or is familiar with the area have any suggestions?
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:18 PM
 
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Littleton is too populous and covers too big an area to peg as family-specific, or age-specific otherwise, come to think of it.

Also, think about this: The 1999 high school massacre occurred in "good family", white, upper middle class suburban Littleton.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Littleton is too populous and covers too big an area to peg as family-specific, or age-specific otherwise, come to think of it.

Also, think about this: The 1999 high school massacre occurred in "good family", white, upper middle class suburban Littleton.
NO NO NO!! The shooting that you are talking about occurred at Columbine High School, which is located in unincorporated Jefferson County and not within the city limits of the City of Littleton. Additionally, Columbine is in the Jefferson County School District, not Littleton School District.

See, OP, this is why it is so hard for people to answer your question. The Littleton City limits are very different from the Littleton mailing address. I believe that a previous poster provided a link to the city limits. With the city limits, there are many different neighborhoods that meet your criteria, and only a few near downtown that don't. Littleton has been for many years a very family oriented community and a good place to raise a family.

There are also many different neighborhoods that meet your criteria within the Littleton School District boundaries, which are different than the city limit boundaries.

BTW, the federal prison is no where near the city limits of Littleton.
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:55 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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The 1999 high school massacre occurred in "good family", white, upper middle class suburban Littleton.
Did not!
Occurred in unincorporated Jefferson County.
Just a Littleton postal address.

----Apologizes to Dreaming as I did not see your post.
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