The city of Littleton is located in central Colorado, 9 miles south of downtown Denver and 55 miles north of Colorado Springs.
the city has a total area of 13.87 square miles
As a suburb of Denver, Littleton is part of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. It shares a border with Denver and Englewood on the north, Greenwood Village on the northeast, Centennial on the east, Highlands Ranch on the south, Columbine and Columbine Valley on the west, and Bow Mar on the northwest.
The place name “Littleton” is assigned to eleven ZIP codes which cover a vast area west, east, and south of the city much larger than the city itself. This area includes the following unincorporated communities:
- Acres Green, Colorado
- Carriage Club, Colorado
- Columbine, Colorado
- Heritage Hills, Colorado
- Highlands Ranch, Colorado (“Highlands Ranch” is also acceptable in place of “Littleton” in mailing addresses)
- Ken Caryl, Colorado
- Roxborough Park, Colorado
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