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Terrible place to live - 3/29/2008
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Aaron
Littleton, CO

The only good comments you will here about Denver or Colorado will come from narrow minded natives. In my opinion, this place should not be called colorful Colorado, it should be called boring, and colorless Colorado. There are not any lakes, or water recreation, unless you call ponds like Chatfield a lake. Any activity you might want to do in the mountains will be regulated be the tax happy government, or the over priced, and overcrowded ski resorts. You may enjoy Colorado if you like paying $1,000.00 for vehicle tags every year, and getting crappy roads in return. And just as the gentleman from Clovis mentioned the people here have zero personality. And if you are a hardcore liberal, or dope smoker, you will love the PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF BOULDER. I could keep going on, and on, but I'm sure everyone gets the point.I have given several points on why this is not a very good place to live. Now can anyone give any other reasons other than skiing, hiking, or riding your bikes on the highway, that this is a good place to live.

Signed,
Born in this hell hole, raised in wonderful Texas, stuck here for last 12 years, can't wait to leave.

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David

re: Terrible place to live - 3/29/2008 - 6/1/2011
Just the opposite for me.... I live in San Antonio Texas and I am originally from Colorado. Texas absolutely sucks and Colorado is an active persons paradise! The post above must have come from a person that is overweight and likes to sit on the couch all day. Plenty to do in Colorado.... Just get off the beaten path Fat Albert and you will find serenity and solidarity at no cost. There are more lakes (ponds) that you can count in Colorado! If you did not realize when you moved there it is a Rocky Mountain State! Not an Ocean or Great lakes State! I would speak for the many there.... GET OUT THEN! You can have your barren desolate state of Texas back! No wonder some animals eat there young! What a depressing person!


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Rebecca
Littleton, CO

Wonderful Place to Live - 5/27/2010

This is a wonderful city to live in! Great amenities, very little driving, good job market (as good as anywhere), great place to raise kids, not a transient population.

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BILL
Havertown, PA

Growing up in Littleton, CO!!!!! - 12/14/2009

I am one of many "Natives" who were born and raised in Colorado, but for whatever reason went to different areas of the U.S. to settle down, Marry and raise our Families. But there is something about Colorado and for me that is Littleton that I never seem to get out of my mind or memory. I was actually raised in South Denver, but my family had a chance to move "further South" in 1960, to Littleton. Much to the chagrin of my parents friends. "Why are you moving out there?" "All they have "out there" are Jack Rabbits and rattle snakes". Yes there were wide open spaces, Jack Rabbits (I never saw any Rattle Snakes!), but there was a new neighborhood rising up known as Southglen. Downtown Littleton was about 4 miles to the West. The Downtown area of Littleton has changed little in 49 years! The only thing about downtown that has changed is the RTD Light Rail running from Mineral Ave. to the South to LoDo and the Colorado Rockies Stadium to the North. During Western Welcome Week in August, they still parade Horses and Cattle down Main Street, and still have Community Pancake Breakfasts and Street Dances in the Downtown area. They used to have the "Little Britches Rodeo", the oldest youth rodeo in America in Littleton until the Mid-1970's when it was moved to Western Arapahoe County about 30 miles East of the Littleton Metro Area. Ararpahoe Community College was established in 1966, has expanded to be one of the Top Community Colleges in the nation! Littleton High School moved from downtown to its present location in 1958. Arapahoe Hight Scholl came along in 1964, because of the growth taking place in the littleton metro area. While the High School was being built we had split session classes for the students. The Sophmores in the morning and the Freshmen in the afternoon! In the Fall of 1965 the School was ready and the first Graduating class was 1966, and my class all 650 of us graduated in June, 1967 with Paul Harvey, the radio personality as our Commencement Speaker. Things we at a slower pace growing up. Arapahoe Road which is now a major East/West Throughfare with up to 6 Lanes was a mere 2 Lanes often Gravel in 1960. University Blvd and Broadway, 2 major North/South streets only went as far as County Line Road. Today, they, along with County Line and Dry Creek Roads are as busy as a Major Highway. In the early 1960's they were also "Dirty Roads." I was back in the Fall 2009, and every where I looked it was as if I was on a different place on Earth. Yes the Rocky Mountains, which I climbed and later skiied as a High School and College student are still their, as beautiful as ever. But in downtown Littleton, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe have elevated and lowered the tracks to allow 120 car trains loaded with coal the right of way without disturbing the mass of traffic to be effected in the Downtown Littleton area. Like other "Small Town America" towns, they have either been swallowed up by growth or have died off and deserted. Small town Littleton has really become a thing of the past,but it is one of the Quitest, Friendliest, cities of its size in the Denver metropolitan area to live. It has something for everyone. The Education System is "Top Notch" in the state. The neighbor are clean, safe, neighbors know neighbors type of environment. In fact in some areas of the Littleton area you can still leave your door open or unlocked during the day with out real fear of someone breaking in!!! In April, 2010 I am moving back to continue being once again a "Native" and living out my years in Littleton/Centennial (the unincorporated area of Littleton). What a place, if you decide to go and live to get a feel for Colorado, you could do worse that chossing Littleton as your place to settle down!

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Melanie
Littleton, CO

Denver Metro Area - 5/20/2009

I've lived here almost all my life having grown up in the mountains west of Littleton. At various times, I've lived in Golden, Arvada, Northglenn, Aurora and lately Centennial. Denver is a great place to live if you don't mind the winters. The winters offer a number of snow activities: skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, etc. The summers are moderate. Bike trails are numerous and outdoor activities overflow. The growing season is a little short for my gardens. For an all around, 4 seasons place, it's great. It has it's surprises. Fronts move through here like Montezuma's Revenge. You can be skiing in your bikini one day and wrapped all the way from your eyebrows down to your muk luks the next. Weather can be finicky. If the cold bothers you, it's not a great place to be as the winters can be brutal on some days.

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Lee
Littleton, CO

Littleton, Colorado - 12/8/2008

Littleton, Colorado is small community. I live in an unincorporated part of Littleton and I enjoy it because of the low tax rate, however it is growing rapidly in population. I am very close to several lakes, 5 minutes from the mountains, and I have immediate access to all amenities. Thank you.

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melissa
Littleton, CO

The yuppies are taking over! - 5/21/2008

I am a Littleton Native and to be honest, I am ready to leave! Yuppies everywhere who act like they own the world. Everything in revenue generating! Your dog is "registered" - ticket. Your dog (although heeling by my side) not on leash in an open-empty field - ticket. Not wearing a seatbelt? - ticket. 5 miles over the speed limit? - ticket. I keep waiting for them to wipe my ass too! Everytime I turn around they are trying to MICROMANAGE my life! I am ready to leave this "great" area for somewhere slower paced!

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Abhd
Littleton, CO

Great Weather - 4/19/2008

Low humidity, 300 days of sun, pretty clean air. Can be cold and snowy in the winter, hot in the summer. Semi-arid and droughts in the past few years.

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Aaron
Littleton, CO

Terrible place to live - 3/29/2008

The only good comments you will here about Denver or Colorado will come from narrow minded natives. In my opinion, this place should not be called colorful Colorado, it should be called boring, and colorless Colorado. There are not any lakes, or water recreation, unless you call ponds like Chatfield a lake. Any activity you might want to do in the mountains will be regulated be the tax happy government, or the over priced, and overcrowded ski resorts. You may enjoy Colorado if you like paying $1,000.00 for vehicle tags every year, and getting crappy roads in return. And just as the gentleman from Clovis mentioned the people here have zero personality. And if you are a hardcore liberal, or dope smoker, you will love the PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF BOULDER. I could keep going on, and on, but I'm sure everyone gets the point.I have given several points on why this is not a very good place to live. Now can anyone give any other reasons other than skiing, hiking, or riding your bikes on the highway, that this is a good place to live. Signed, Born in this hell hole, raised in wonderful Texas, stuck here for last 12 years, can't wait to leave.

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Bp
Littleton, CO

I'm Movin' Out - 2/28/2008

Littleton used to be a nice place to live. I've lived here since 1992 and I've seen a total turn around in terms speed traps and over all police presence in the last two years. Many people have suddenly become horrible drivers. This is nothing new I'm sure, with many communities in need of revenue. But it seams to me that Littleton PD has taken it to a level that I can't tell you that last time I didn't see at least two of their famous SUV vehilcles hunting down trafic violators. Speed traps are numerous and vigorous. Don't get me wrong. Traffic offenders should get citations. But philosophically, how far do the police have to go to maintain acceptable levels of traffic incidents? Each and every violator of a four way stop? I gotta tell you, I drive in this city with fear. Is that how good citizens should feel? A cop on every corner? I dont't call them Police Officers anymore. I call them "Revenue Generating Units". I coached a youth baseball team a few years ago, and the "team mom" was Rhonda Holland. She was murdered in downtown Littleton not long ago. They have finally come up with a suspect, but I have no confidence that they have the right person. Several years ago, two people were murdered at a local bowling alley. No suspects.... With all these "RGUs", the question I ask myself is "do I feel safer?" The answer is an emphatic NO! We are seriously putting our house for sale and moving to a place where a more balanced approach is used.

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Barry
Phoenix, AZ

re: mar 17 posting- snobs and nazi cops - 3/29/2007

Chris, you must have gotten confused with Phoenix. People here constantly run red lights, tailgate, run 15 over the limit on local streets just to name a few. We have to have photo radar on our local freeways and they still do 115 mph flipping off the camera, no wonder we're called the "dumbest state in the nation". Our experience with Littleton was quite the opposite, open - minded people, no problems with anybody on the local streets or freeways--they actually let you merge without speeding up to cut you off. Re; "nazi cops", if you're doing nothing wrong and are legal with plates and registration ect --then what are you worried about? At least their doing their job unlike Phoenix. I say "thank you" to the Littleton PD for keeping those off the road who don't belong. Perhaps the only "asshole" was >youyou
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Chris
Littleton, CO

Littleton is full of snobs and nazi cops. - 3/17/2007

Just like the rest of Denver, Littleton is full of snobs. No hello, or people holding doors. People need driving lessons. Constant accidents! A lot of wierdos running around in Littleton. West Littleton is newer and decent, but way to expensive. East Littleton, incl. Olde Town and the Broadway is full of immigrants and low life trash. The cops are a bunch of Nazi's. Bottom line. I've never encountered so many assholes and hicks in one place. What an overrated town. Home of the Columbine massacre. As stuck up and ignorant as these idiots are, no wonder those kids went on a rampage at the high school. But then again, its a suburb of Denver, what do you expect.

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Clarence
Littleton, CO

WAINDERFUL! - 6/20/2006

All we can say, after living in the mid-west in various states (Il, IN, Oh, WI, KY), this is the most beautiful by far. The weather is awesome, the people are very friendly, the sun shines almost everyday! There are endless outdoor activities. The housing costs are steep and water short but other than than A+++!

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Thomas
Littleton, CO

People - 6/19/2006

The people are so friendly and helpful here.

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Theresa
Littleton, CO

rural Jefferson County Colorado - 6/19/2006

The foothills of Jefferson County are a great place to live -- despite the really high property taxes, the lack of cohesive county planning in the area, and the fire danger!

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Jenny
Littleton, CO

Beautiful Colorado - 5/13/2006

Colorado is Beautiful. The mountains are majestic. Camping is great, but chilly. Colorado's dry climate is nice, except not enough moisture. Humidity is low, the drawback, everything is dry. In summer we have been on water restrictions, which is a drag, but the summers a still nice as far as tempature. Littleton is a nice burb. However we are like one big city. Of all areas, we like south the best. I have heard way north is nice too...don't know. Lots of camping is available, but summer is short so take advantage of it. Lately winters have been mild, which is nice, however that leads to problems with no water in summer. What I LOVE about Colorado is the Dark blue sky and sunny days. I like the low humidity, but wish there was a better balance, with some rain, so we could have more water. The cold is never as cold as it looks because its dry. Love the skiing in the winter, but lots of traffic to and from, so day trips are becoming harder. Traffic is a problem on I70 getting to and from the ski areas. Its fine if you want to spend the night. Once your there its worth it. So there you have it...lots of pros and cons.

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