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Arapahoe County

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Beautiful Arapahoe County traces its origins from before Pike’s Peak Gold Rush and is billed as the first county in Colorado. Regardless of whether it’s the first or the last county to be established in the state, everyone can agree that Arapahoe County is a scenic patchwork of urban centers and rolling country– all 850 square miles of it.

Arapahoe County was named after the area’s previous settlers, the Arapaho Nation. The county was established in 1861 and is currently home to approximately 637,000 residents. Littleton, known for its picturesque main downtown street, is the county seat, while the most populous city in the county is Aurora. There are also several school districts within Arapahoe County, including Aurora Public Schools, Littleton Public Schools, and Bennett School District.

Arapahoe County is known for…

  • A county with two faces – Arapahoe County balances out modern sensibilities with country life. The western portion of the county is cosmopolitan and urbane, complete with shopping, dining, entertainment, and industrial opportunities. Meanwhile, eastern Arapahoe County retains a more laidback approach in life, being considerably more rural that its western counterpart. Here, the local nature is best experienced and appreciated.
  • Culture and outdoor recreation – Culture and outdoor adventures go hand-in-hand in Arapahoe County. The county is home to several spaces for culture and history, such as the Aurora Museum, Littleton Historical Museum, and the Town Hall Arts Center. Arapahoe County is also part of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. As for outdoor recreation, there are plenty of reasons to be out in Arapahoe County, where there are miles and miles of trails and acres of open space.

Points of interest in Arapahoe County

  • Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre – Also known as the Broncos Training Facility, the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre is a sprawling 90,000-square foot facility where guests and Broncos fans can find the Bronco’s Conditioning Center as well as three outdoor fields.
  • Hudson Gardens – The Hudson Gardens in Littleton is a 30-acre botanical space that offers free admission from November to April. During the summer, the Hudson Gardens also plays host to a summer concert series. The Hudson Gardens is open all year round.
  • Museum of Outdoor Arts – Located in Englewood, the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) is a state-of-the-art indoor museum space known for innovative exhibits and galleries. Their outdoor arts collection also draws a steady stream of fans.

Arapahoe County real estate and homes for sale

Arapahoe County is composed of 13 incorporated communities, and the housing market in the area has plenty to offer. Littleton alone is home to a number of upscale neighborhoods, such as Columbine Country Club, Burning Tree, Brookhaven, and the Polo Meadows. Another Arapahoe community, Cherry Hills Village may very well be the most romantic neighborhood you’ll come across, with its gravel roads, fine estates, and lush surroundings. With so many attractive residential options in Arapahoe County, you’re certainly in for a treat.

For more information, contact Mile High Living today at 303-906-7646 or info(at)milehighliving(dotted)com.

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