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Getting to Know Downtown Littleton

At an elevation just over five thousand feet, Littleton is located nine miles south of Downtown Denver along either side of the Platte River.
This close proximity to the foothills and elevation provides Littleton visitors and homeowners breathtaking views of both the mountains and Downtown Denver. Littleton’s prime location makes travel easy. From the south and west sides of Littleton you can access e-470 to connect to I-70 headed into the mountains or I-25 headed to the Technology Center. There are two RTD light rail stops in Littleton making the commute north to Downtown Denver quick and easy. Thanks to the new A-Train, you can now take the light rail to Denver International Airport from Littleton with one connection in Denver's Union Station!
Littleton was rated 2nd best small city in the US in 2015 based on affordable housing costs, high homeownership rates, comfortable cost of living, education and healthcare.

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In the heart of Littleton is its historic downtown Main Street, filled with local restaurants, unique shopping, local art and theatre. This blog will bring you on a journey through downtown and help you explore areas you may not have known existed!
Let’s start at the beginning…..
Littleton is rich in history, one of the original cities in the area. The city was settled back in the mid 1800’s by an engineer from the East Coast named Richard Sullivan Little. With help from new neighbors, Mr. Little built the historic flour mill which started the growth of the town we now know as Littleton. It was a grain elevator for the storage and shipping facility for the Rough and Ready Flour Mill founded by Mr. Little.

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The flour mill is an obvious piece of history standing taller than most buildings downtown. But downtown Littleton holds much more history. You can find really interesting information on more sites along with pictures on the following website: https://www.littletongov.org/index.aspx?page=185

Fun Fact: Little Residence- 5777 South Rapp Street built in 1884. In the early 1900’s this home became known as the areas first “haunted house” after falling into disrepair. Of course if you were to drive by the home today you will see that it has been renovated and is now used for commercial purposes.


Upcoming Events for Downtown Littleton
• Town Hall Arts Center- Now performing until May 1st, for tickets and future events: http://tix5.centerstageticketing.com/sites/townhall/index.php
• LOST- Ladies Only Sample Tour- May 5th http://ladiesonlysampletour.com/ Get the girls together for a fun day of shopping, eating and free prizes and discounts at participating retailers!

NEXT GETTING TO KNOW DOWNTOWN LITTLETON BLOG: Two hand picked local niche businesses on Main Street, the Crabapple Route and upcoming events in the area!

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