Littleton Equestrian Homes
Colorado is a state full of cowboys, and if you fancy donning your own cowboy hat and living the lifestyle of a rancher then why not search through the abundance of horse properties for sale in Littleton Colorado?
Littleton is situated just a few miles south from downtown Colorado, and is renowned for its old-world charm. Featuring several antique stores and an abundance of turn-of-the-century buildings within the heart of the town, it is also well-known for its turn of the century farms, traditional and historic ranches, and miles of horse riding tracks that make horse ownership easy and convenient. Whether you are looking for state-of-the art stables suitable for several world class horses or just enough acreage to live alongside a much-loved family pony, you can find horse-friendly homes of all sizes and specifications in the region.
Many people mistakenly believe that equestrian real-estate has to be large and expensive. Whilst many horse-friendly homes are large with a significant amount of land, if you only have one or two horses and a more modest budget you may well still find the right property to suit your family’s needs. A cosy ranch for you to live in with horse stall barns, corrals and fenced acreages running alongside would be the best option in these circumstances, and these kinds of property are in abundance in Littleton. Of course, you will also find super-sized and luxurious homes if they are better suited to your needs and your budget.
Equestrian Properties In Littleton CO
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Littleton Provides Easy Access to Denver
One of the main advantages to choosing to live in an equestrian home in Littleton is its close proximity to Denver. It affords home owners the best of both worlds: the opportunity to live in a rural-style ranch alongside your horses whilst still being just a few short minutes from the city. Denver is accessible from Littleton via the super fast RTD light rail system, but if you prefer to feel closer to nature as you travel then it is also possible to get from Littleton to Denver by hiking or cycling along the riverside trail between the two districts. The advantage of this proximity is that, if you work in Denver, you will have a very short commute time. This means that you will have more time to spend on your ranch and with your animals when you are not at work, because you won’t be wasting your leisure time commuting from a to b. No matter how big or small a horse-friendly property or ranch you choose, the fact is that owning a property with livestock can be fairly labor intensive. You will need to ensure that your horses are cleaned and maintained regularly, as well as repairing and painting fences, levelling land, and all of the other work that comes as standard with this kind of property. The more time you can spend at home, enjoying the fruits of your labor, the better! The location of your equestrian property is something that it is very important to consider when you begin searching for your perfect new home.
Other considerations to bear in mind are the size of the property you choose. This will be determined by two main factors: your budget, and the number of horses you have or wish to have. Most areas, including Littleton Colorado, will have local by-laws that will govern the number of horses you can own per acre of land your property has. These laws are in place to both protect the land from overuse, and to ensure the happiness of the livestock living in the state by preventing overcrowding. Even without the by-laws in your particular region, when looking at properties a good rule of thumb is to allow 2.5 acres of land per horse that you own. You will need more space per horse if you don’t want the added monthly expense of supplementing your horses diets with hay (something that is essential if they aren’t getting daily access to good quality pasture). In reality, provided you have the time and inclination to conduct the required maintenance, the more land that you can afford to give to each of your horses the better. If you’re not sure about the right size property for your family and horses, why not get in touch with one of our local property experts who will be delighted to offer you their support and advice?
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