Living In Arvada Colorado

If you’re looking for a rural feel just minutes from Denver Arvada, Colorado is the place for you! Arvada is an up and coming northwest Denver suburb that is attracting residents and businesses for its diversity and quality real estate. My guide will give you everything you want to know about Arvada, including community info and the most current real estate listings. Moving to Arvada?  

I will help you find the best homes for sale.The most up-to-date homes for sale in Arvada are posted at the end of this information.

 Your Guide to Living in Arvada

Arvada is a beautiful first-ring suburb of the Denver metro area. Located in Jefferson County and Adams County, Arvada is one of the premier metro area cities. Situated midway between Denver and the Rocky Mountains, Arvada has a small-town feel even with its estimated population of 107,700. Established in 1870, Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods and a robust mix of businesses. Our strong civic leadership balances quality of life with an understanding and support of economic development.

Arvada’s land encompasses nearly 23,000 acres. Three nearby interstate highways provide easy access to the metropolitan region, Denver International Airport, and the Rocky Mountains. A fantastic trail system links with Denver trails on the east and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the west and thousands of acres of parks and open spaces.

There is an abundance of new construction in West Arvada to keep up with the rapid growth. Leyden Rock and Leyden Ranch are the fastest growing communities located in NorthWest Arvada. There are numerous semi and custom builders with a large assortment of models available. Prices range from the $500K range to over 1 Million. An enormous amount of amenities are available. Located at the base of Denver’s foothills, there are dynamic city views and close-up mountain views. An extensive array of trails, open space, bicycle-friendly paths, wildlife, dog parks, frisbee golf parks and community amenities, all within a 20-minute range of the heart of Denver. It is the best of both worlds. Quick access to Denver while having that rural and country feel. Arvada’s diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, low crime rate, and superb quality of life have helped shape our community into one of the most attractive and competitive cities in the Centennial State. These factors also make homes for sale in Arvada Colorado, a hot commodity.

Olde Town Arvada has been revived to feature local businesses with a feel for its past heritage. The historic downtown area, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers an eclectic shopping and dining experience, and in the future will include one of three area transit stops as part of the modern FasTracks light rail system currently under development. The City also takes great pride in the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, one of the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural centers in the country. The Center offers everything from award-winning theater productions and concerts to educational classes, as well as a large banquet facility for corporate and social gatherings. Arvada also provides easy access to world-class research institutions including the University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines; also, the Arvada campus of Red Rocks Community College provides training assistance to meet employer needs.

Cost Of Arvada Housing

The median home price in Arvada is $363,500. Arvada home prices have gone up 11.1% over the past year, and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.8% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Arvada is $234, which is slightly lower than the Denver Metro average of $239. The median home price of homes currently listed in Arvada is approximately $400,000. The median rent price in Arvada is approximately $1,900, which is the same as the Denver Metro average of $1,900.

The percent of delinquent mortgages in Arvada is 0.0%, which is lower than the national value. With U.S. home values having fallen by more than 20% nationally from their peak in 2007 until their trough in late 2011, many homeowners are now underwater on their mortgages, meaning they owe more than their home is worth. The percent of Arvada homeowners underwater on their mortgage is 0.0%.

What You Should Know About Arvada and Cost of Living

Commuting From Arvada 

From Arvada to Denver and Denver to Arvada, you can expect 20-30 minutes commute time with little traffic. At rush hour, you can expect a 30-40 minute commute time without accident delays.

Arvada Cost of Living

According to Salary Expert, the cost of living in Arvada is 5.6% higher than the average cost of living in the United States. Arvada scores a 4 out of 10 regarding the cost of living. A cost of living score of 1 indicates most expensive while a 10 represents cheapest. Cost of living is calculated based on accumulating the cost of food, transportation, health services, rent, utilities, taxes, and miscellaneous. When compared with the rest of the state, Arvada ranks as the 36th most expensive city in Colorado for an overall cost of living. The cost of living in Arvada is 3.1% lower than the Colorado average.

The cost of food in Arvada is equal to the United States average and earns a score of 5 out of 10. A cost of food score of 1 indicates most expensive while a 10 represents cheapest. The following were used in calculating the cost of food: meats, dairy products, produce, bakery products, different grocery products, fast food, and average casual restaurant.

The cost of transportation in Arvada is equal to the United States average and earns a score of 7 out of 10. A cost of transportation score of 1 indicates most expensive while a 10 represents cheapest. The cost of transportation score uses local data on commuting patterns and city dispersion combined with fuel cost factors, public transportation, and efficiency patterns of public transportation in relation to a transport price level index. A relative cost of airline travel also included. In larger cities, where parking is a substantial cost, estimates include parking expenses during regular business hours.Transportation factors also include the yearly total cost of operating an automobile(s) and equivalent commuter expense for ten miles. The cost of operating an automobile default to 20 miles round trip daily, maintenance, taxes and licensing fees, insurance, gasoline costs including taxes, etc. Prices vary according to the number of vehicles, combined value and combined prose, and annual mileage/kilometers. Sources include IRS allowed reimbursement policies, local gasoline, insurance, licensing and maintenance/service prices.

The cost of housing in Arvada is lower than the United States average and earns a score of 4 out of 10. A cost of housing score of 1 indicates most expensive while a 10 represents cheapest. The following are collected for use in determining the cost of housing score: square footage, monthly rent, home prices, and utilities. For the estimated monthly rent prices, data on average and median rent price per square foot on a 900 square foot (2 bedrooms), an unfurnished higher-quality apartment were collected. Estimated apartment rental prices assume a standard lease (usually 1-year) is signed. The same geographic assumptions and data standards used for home prices were applied to data collection and survey procedures. Utilities are estimated based on costs for conventional heating/cooling/sources of energy for the location. Water and sewer cost estimates were also included.

The cost of health care in Arvada is equal to the United States average and earns a score of 6 out of 10. A cost of health care score of 1 indicates most expensive while a 10 represents cheapest. The following were collected for use in the healthcare grade estimate: a “check-up” to a primary care physician, a regular cleaning with a dentist, and the cost of a widely prescribed non-generic pharmaceutical drug. Health care services include out-of-pocket costs for the employee and carrier zone rates by location, along with hospital costs. They are based primarily on group medical benefits as tracked by national carriers and in-house methodology. Health care services vary by family size.

The Median Household Income

Estimated median household income in 2016: $69,581 (it was $55,541 in 2000)





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Crime Rates

According to 2016 statistics, Arvada has had 27 crimes per one thousand residents and is not among communities with the very highest crime rates. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Arvada is 1 in 37. It may seem high but looking at the crime rate in Arvada compared to similar sized communities across America and you will see a different picture. When NeighborhoodScout compared Arvada with other communities its size, it found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Arvada’s crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in the crime rate. Not much more or less dangerous and about what we would expect from normal cities of its size.

Now let us take a look at how Arvada does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. It is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Arvada.

NeighborhoodScout’s research shows that Arvada’s violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, the analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Arvada is one in 740.

NeighborhoodScout’s analysis also reveals that Arvada’s rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Arvada is one in 39. Over 90 percent of Arvada communities have Neighborhood Watch programs which reduce crime rates significantly. Most communities are cohesive and look out for each other. Arvada Police work closely with communities to give them the tools and education to prevent crime.

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New To Site
MLS# 2795124
Active (List Price)
8504 Union Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,888 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Adorable home in Arvada that features 3 bedrooms on the upper level, 3 baths and new engineered hardwood floors all throughout the main floor. The kitchen is updated with new granite and backsplash plus a new central air conditioning unit. (more...)
Distinct Real Estate LLC
New To Site
MLS# 4032045
Active (List Price)
7725 Marshall St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,106 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming Parkway Estates brick ranch with flowing backyard gardens will steal your heart away! Clean, well-kept Arvada home with three beds on main level plus an extra-large 17 x 11 non-conforming basement bedroom plus three-quarter bath an (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 3652976
Active (List Price)
11674 W 76th Ln
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,052 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Gorgeous ranch with walkout basement and breathtaking views of Mount Evans and North Table Mountains. in beautiful residential community on 1 / 3 acre lot. Wrap around front porch and Trex deck. Granite countertops. Solar shades, plantation (more...)
RE/MAX of Boulder
New To Site
MLS# 1924339
Active (List Price)
4735 W 63rd Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,270 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Nice 2 story home setting on a large corner lot. * * . Great if you need RV Parking or access to the back yard * * . 3 bedroom 3 bath home with an open unfinished basement * * . Nice mail level family room with a gas log fire place. (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4174941
Active (List Price)
7254 Coors Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,001 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This West Arvada 3 bedroom home is an absolute beauty! There is a feel of luxury throughout thanks to gleaming hardwoods, custom paint, really nice black and stainless appliances, and granite counters. Central air-conditioning will keep (more...)
True Blue Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 8020037
Active (List Price)
7502 Garland St
Arvada, CO 80005
6 BR | 3 BA | 2,235 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Large Family Home * 5 Bedroom * 3 Bath * Greenbelt * Remodeled Kitchen * Granite Tops * New and Newer Carpet * Vaulted Ceilings * In Pomona High School District (Academics, Sports, and Theater) * 2 Car Attached Garage 26' 6 X 20' *
Real Estate Plus
New To Site
MLS# 4484207
Active (List Price)
6468 Simms St, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,638 Sqft | Attached Single Family
What an incredible opportunity in a much sought after community! Three bedrooms and three bathrooms including a main floor master! With newer carpet in all of the living areas and a beautiful large wide open kitchen, your dream townhome is (more...)
RE/MAX Professionals
New To Site
MLS# 5502484
Active (List Price)
5764 W 71st Cir
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,744 Sqft | Detached Single Family
A rare find, a Ranch below $330,000 in a beautiful Arvada area, just waiting for a new owner to make it their own. Close to OLd Town Arvada, Downtown and easy access to Boulder or the Mountains. Less than a mile from the G Line for a conv (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 7202990
Active (List Price)
11853 W 75th Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,281 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Don't miss this opportunity to live in this sought after Arvada neighborhood with no HOA. This beautiful home has 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a 3-car garage and sits on a huge corner lot. Perfect for starting a family. Amazing backyard that h (more...)
Resident Realty South Metro
New To Site
MLS# 7137193
Active (List Price)
6906 Newcombe St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,292 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great turn-key family home in this highly desirable west Arvada neighborhood - minutes from great schools, parks and shopping. You will love the quality and attention to detail in this newly renovated brick ranch with brand new (and permitt (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4942948
Active (Array)
10089 W 55th Dr
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,232 Sqft | Income
Beautiful Condo located in the highly coveted Skyline Estates community. This large end unit offers an open living concept with the living room and dining just off the kitchen, plenty of windows providing lots of natural light throughout. T (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 4581178
Active (List Price)
10089 W 55th Dr, Unit 204
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,232 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful Condo located in the highly coveted Skyline Estates community. This large end unit offers an open living concept with the living room and dining just off the kitchen, plenty of windows providing lots of natural light throughout. T (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 9036634
Active (List Price)
17808 W 95th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,663 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Upgrades!!!!!!!!!! Model Like design features, The 50C4 features gorgeous finishes throughout, 4 bedrooms, 3 1 / 2 bathrooms, private study, cook’s kitchen storage pantry, breakfast nook, expansive master bedroom with huge walk-in clo (more...)
First Summit Realty
New To Site
MLS# 8294007
Active (List Price)
7895 Allison Way, Unit 203
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 1 BA | 852 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Good-bye popcorn ceiling! Beautifully updated 2 bed and 1 bath condo in Arvada. New and textured ceiling, walls, plank floors, countertops, lights and fresh paint throughout. Open floor plan with wood burning fireplace. Newer furnace, ho (more...)
121 Realty, Inc.
New To Site
MLS# 4606568
Active (List Price)
6875 W 84th Way, Unit 7
Arvada, CO 80003
1 BR | 1 BA | 759 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful one bed one bath townhome in the desirable Lake Arbor neighborhood. This unit features 16 foot vaulted ceilings, new carpet, second floor with master suite, fireplace, attached garage and washer / dryer included. HOA features bea (more...)
Rex Homes LLC
New To Site
MLS# 5430666
Active (List Price)
8430 Gardenia St
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,700 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Don't miss seeing this immaculate 2-story home located in the popular Village of Five Parks subdivision. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, home has over $100k in builder and homeowner upgrades / improvements! The main floor was repainted in 2019. (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4920711
Active (List Price)
7538 Depew St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,204 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful home Located on quiet street! This home features a bright open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, Very nice open Feel! Nice Kitchen with newer counter tops, large bathrooms with ceramic tile floors, (very clean) Pictures do not do (more...)
Edelweiss Realty
New To Site
MLS# 2577049
Active (List Price)
8337 W 68th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,371 Sqft | Detached Single Family
MB Pezzuti & Associates
New To Site
MLS# 8613442
Active (List Price)
8487 Eaton St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,590 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Don't miss this well maintained, spacious brick ranch on a sprawling lot in the Far Horizons Lake Arbor neighborhood. This beautiful home showcases a bright and open floorpan, three main floor bedrooms with a master ensuite as well as a lar (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Urban Elite
New To Site
MLS# 2983511
Active (List Price)
9805 Ridge Rd
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,320 Sqft | Detached Single Family
New To Site
MLS# 6772530
Active (List Price)
6646 Jay St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,961 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome to this well maintained Lamar Heights tri-level with a two car attached garage located 1 / 4 mile from a park! This home offers 3 bedrooms, plus 2 baths, all kitchen appliances, newer carpet, roof, and gutters replaced about 2 years (more...)
Compass Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 8326620
Active (List Price)
8215 W 66th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,652 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Character and architectural features abound in this mid-century home! Equity Opportunity! Tongue / Groove ceilings, wood beams, vaulted ceilings, skylights, stained glass, built-ins, wet bars, a huge sunroom with power rolling shades, 3 (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2557220
Active (List Price)
8903 W 75th Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,038 Sqft | Detached Single Family
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 7343039
Active (List Price)
8874 Flattop Way
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,510 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Energy-Efficient home is ready for you to call your home. This stunning Glenwood home features a light,open and airy floor plan with tons of natural light with a side deck on main level. Gourmet kitchen with upgraded cherry cabinets,granite (more...)
The Hendrix Group
New To Site
MLS# 3753468
Active (List Price)
9494 Flattop St
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 6,112 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bath ranch in Candelas, one of NW Arvada's premier neighborhoods!!! This absolutely gorgeous home features upgrades throughout including Great Room with gas fireplace, Dining Room with brick accent wall, Massive Kitch (more...)
Brokers Guild-Cherry Creek Ltd.
New To Site
MLS# 2426370
Active (List Price)
15577 W 66th Dr, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,465 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Welcome Home to this Beautifully Appointed Turn-Key Condo in the Highly Desirable HomeTown North Community of West Arvada. Every Square Inch Has Been Lovingly Updated, so Move Right in and Enjoy! Low-Maintenance Living with Great Access (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 7292023
Active (List Price)
9484 Flattop St
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 6 BA | 6,462 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stunning home with true 4 car garage. Huge custom kitchen with gorgeous countertops! Double ovens, gas range, farm sink, butler’s pantry plus walk-in pantry. Open bright two story living room full of windows. Main floor guest suit (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 9136718
Active (List Price)
16741 W 86th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,538 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Gorgeous rare DR Horton custom build gem in the highly desirable Leyden Rock Community. Very well maintained home on a quiet block with great neighbors. The curb appeal is absolutely beautiful with meticulously maintained landscaping, not t (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
New To Site
MLS# 5503247
Active (List Price)
6178 Balsam St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,088 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully updated ranch style house! Featuring open concept floor plan with new custom cabinets, new lighting fixtures, new hardwood floors throughout the main floor, new carpet in the bedrooms and family room New fresh paint inside and o (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
MLS# 8262945
Active (List Price)
7963 W 62nd Way
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,970 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This nicely updated raised ranch in Arvada is located in a mature neighborhood and close to the light rail. Beautiful granite countertops with plank tile flooring in the kitchen. The kitchen has its own eating nook for quick meals. Bring y (more...)
Cleary Realty Group
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