Littleton, CO Real Estate Market

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Littleton, CO Housing Market Trends

With a population of 48,065, 20,611 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $502,703, real estate costs in Littleton are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Colorado communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Littleton, accounting for 49.37% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Littleton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 36.45%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.14%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.96%).

People in Littleton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Littleton has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Littleton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Littleton built between 1940-1969 ( 29.86%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 15.71%). There's also some housing in Littleton built before 1939 ( 3.23%).

Littleton Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Littleton has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Littleton real estate appreciated 107.87% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 7.59%, putting Littleton in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Littleton definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Littleton's appreciation rate, at 8.75%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Littleton's appreciation rate has been 3.62%, which annualizes to a rate of 15.27%.

Importantly, this makes Littleton one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Colorado, our data show that Littleton's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Colorado.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Littleton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Littleton - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Littleton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$502,703

Littleton, CO HOME PRICES

> $1,264,000
4.5%
4.5%
$949,001 - $1,264,000
5.0%
5.0%
$632,001 - $949,000
18.6%
18.6%
$506,001 - $632,000
22.4%
22.4%
$379,001 - $506,000
23.2%
23.2%
$253,001 - $379,000
16.7%
16.7%
$127,001 - $253,000
6.3%
6.3%
$64,001 - $127,000
1.0%
1.0%
$0 - $64,000
2.3%
2.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

High for CO

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
20,611

Littleton Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CO*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
134.71% 4.05%
8
9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,047 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
59.6%
59.6%
Renters
40.4%
40.4%
Vacant
4.7%
4.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
15.7%
15.7%
1970 - 1999
51.2%
51.2%
1940 - 1969
29.9%
29.9%
1939 or Older
3.2%
3.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
49.4%
49.4%
Townhomes
9.1%
9.1%
Small Apt. Buildings
3.0%
3.0%
Apt. Complexes
36.5%
36.5%
Mobile Homes
2.0%
2.0%
Other
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
3.3%
3.3%
1 Bedroom
18.6%
18.6%
2 Bedrooms
25.7%
25.7%
3 Bedrooms
22.6%
22.6%
4 Bedrooms
20.6%
20.6%
5 or more bedrooms
9.3%
9.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES