Real Estate Investing

Littleton, Colorado

Step into Littleton and step back in time. With a charming historic downtown and impressive museum situated next to Ketring Lake, locals and visitors can experience what this part of the world was like back in the 1800’s. 

Littleton is also packed with parks, nature trails and the Platte River Trail, a 32 mile concrete trail that connects the city to Denver and continues all the way north to Brighton. 

Enjoy Colorado breweries, local eateries and regional favorites such as Lucile’s Creole Cafe. 

From historic homes to planned communities, Littleton is a great city for investors and families a like. 

Investing Strategies

Short Term Rentals

Short-term rentals are allowed for primary residences within the city limits with a STR license. The application for a STR license must be the property owner who resides at the site requesting the short-term rental. 

Non-primary residences who operated short-term rentals prior to the ordinance change in 2021 are able to renew their non-owner-occupied license. 

If you own a property with a Littleton address, but outside of the city limits, you will need to verify the local ordinance to your address. Review the City Regulations below to confirm your property location. 

City Regulations

Number of STRs an owner can manage


STR # of days


Medium Term Rentals

A perfect middle ground between the income potential of a short-term rental and the stability of a long-term rental. Mid-term rentals are furnished units that are rented to guests for 30+ days. People who seek out mid-term rentals are traveling nurses and professionals on temporary assignment or people displaced from their homes for a duration of time.  It’s become a popular investment strategy because in many areas, like Littleton there is no rental license required. Use services like AirDNA to calculate what your potential rents could be. 

Calculate Rents

Year over year increase in MTR nights sold


No license required for rentals

< 30 days


The “rent by the room” investment strategy involves renting out individual rooms within a single property, such as a house or apartment, rather than leasing the entire unit to a single tenant. This approach has gained traction as it allows investors to maximize rental income by catering to multiple tenants simultaneously. Each tenant pays for their designated room and shares common areas like kitchens and living rooms. This is a popular strategy among house hackers who choose to rent out the rooms in the house they are living in. In Littleton you’re legally able to house 3 unrelated people in one rental unit. 

Max Occupancy


Average Room Rent


Primary Room Rent


Long-term rentals

Long-term rentals are a smart strategy for a more hands-off approach and a buy and hold mindset. In an appreciating market, like Littleton, if the property’s rent can cover the mortgage, plus an additional 10% for vacancies and repairs, then you’re property is increasing in value the longer you hold it. Check out the latest rent estimates on Rent-O-Meter or Zillow to see what your property might get for rents. 

Rent Estimates:

Avg. Rent 3 bed / 2 bath


Avg. Rent 2 bed / 1 bath 


Littleton Facts


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Downtown Denver – 24 mins
DIA – 39 mins
Summit County – 99 mins

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