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The Valley: Littleton Colorado

In Denver on October 15, 2011 by Todd Cardon Tagged: , , ,

If you are torn between living in the city or in the country, then why no both. You can’t quit understand the situation unless you’ve either seen it or read about it.

Right off of C-470 and Ken Carl is the entrance to a place you may call home someday, The Valley.

Picture this; you open the door to your backyard where you have to chase off deer because flocks of them are eating your plants. Must be quite a rough life having to shew off wildlife in the mountains where you live.

Towards your left, are the mountains that come down and meet you face to face in your backyard. On the right, you have gorgeous, gigantic, red rocks that shoot up towards the sky 50-60 feet, overhanging other rocks, which in a way, creates sort of a natural jungle gym.

If you are wondering where this vision all began, it started in the early 1900’s by a man named John Shaffer. He was quite the entrepreneur and owned a few businesses. Started out small but became a wealthy millionaire.

He then in 1914 built a beautiful mansion  that still stands today and is known as The Manor House and cost around $100,000. Owning 28,000 acres in the area he also built cozy cottages for guests. That’s another little fact, parties would occur often there. Whenever the lights were on at night, those who were towards downtown Denver could see the lights on and know that there was a open invitation for a party that night.

Homes in this same location today range from the humble 300 thousand to around 3 million. Depending on your needs and wants primarily is up to the individual making this great decision to live among nature mingled with civilization.

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2 Responses to “The Valley: Littleton Colorado”

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