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# 2209697
6675 Upham St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,814 Sqft | Detached Single Family
In the heart of Arvada,this home has Classic Charm with updates you want inside as well as out:new roof,sewer line,sprinkler system and fence. Basement is newly remodeled with paint / carpet / fireplace surround / egress window in the bedro (more...)
Bluebonnet Services LLC
New To Site
MLS# 6715479
9469 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 3 BA | 1,802 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Rare ranch with finished basement near Olde Town Arvada! With over 600 square feet of deck with views of the Flatirons, your morning cup of coffee will be perfectly complimented by the sound of the waterfall and pond filled with a variety o (more...)
Redfin Corporation
Open House Feb 21st
MLS# 6899587
9548 Lupine Way
Arvada, CO 80007
6 BR | 5 BA | 5,136 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Entering the private front patio on this 11,618 sq ft corner lot in desirable Candelas, you get a welcoming feeling walking into the foyer with custom built-in coat tree and cabinets. Stunning chef kitchen: dual refrigerators, dual dishwa (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7918477
8312 Union Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
6 BR | 4 BA | 4,009 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wow! You don't want to miss out on this amazing 6 bed, 4 bath home on cul-de-sac in the Hills at Standley Lake! This property has been completely remodeled and updated in the last 2 years. Beautiful acacia handscraped hardwood floor on main (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
Open House Feb 23rd
MLS# 7560790
8441 Gray St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,540 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Very nice 2 level home close to Parr Elementary School. Big attached 2 car garage. Huge back yard, Mature shade tree in front yard, granite counters and white cabinets.
New To Site
MLS# 2711054
15316 W 66th Dr, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,237 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful End Unit Townhouse. Open floor plan with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinets in kitchen. A large Master suite with oversize walk in closet. Great open loft area upstairs. The rare 3 car garage features (more...)
Uptown Realty Group LLC
New To Site
MLS# 7920800
15000 Highway 72
Arvada, CO 80007
4.61 Acres | Land
New To Site
MLS# 5704512
11251 W 66th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,625 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Location, Location, Location! Don't miss out on the opportunity to live in Simms Terrace. This conveniently located home boasts a main floor master bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms up, 3 bathrooms, loft area and a great kitchen area with a ga (more...)
Steps Real Estate 103
New To Site
MLS# 6865164
17760 W 94th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,629 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stunning Open Floor plan Ranch Backing to Open Space! Less than 1.5 Years Old!!!! All the Perks of a New Construction Home with over $40k in Gorgeous Custom Finishes, Not to Mention All the Improvements the Buyers have Installed in the Past (more...)
Madison & Company Properties
New To Site
MLS# 4968107
15266 W 70th Dr, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,718 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Amazing upgrades-great opportunity! Gleaming wide plank floors flow thru open great room with elegant gas fireplace.Stellar kitchen features Corian countertops, pantry,SS appliances and extra tall cabinets emphasizing dramatic 9 ft ceilings (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6066114
9683 W 69th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,895 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This beautiful 2 story home located in Hayes Lake Heights has only had 1 owner! No HOA! The kitchen has all NEW black stainless appliances, sliding glass door to the covered patio and spacious corner lot on a quiet cul-du-sac. The kitchen i (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9082887
9434 Kilmer Way
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,765 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This immaculate 2-story home with extensive upgrades has an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings and natural light. The Chef’s kitchen boasts granite counter-tops, beautiful cabinetry, elegant tile, gas stove, pantry, breakfast island, a (more...)
Redfin Corporation
MLS# 3770192
5610 Carr St
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 915 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great location close to Olde Town Arvada, breweries, coffee shops, restaurants, parks, and trails, RTD and light rail hub. Easy access to I-70, Mountains and Downtown Denver. New siding and roof in 2017. Nice sized yard. One car attached ga (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3223077
7260 Union Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,944 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming ranch home in West Arvada.  Features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.  And updated kitchen and a bonus room with fireplace. & (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6990850
9900 W 54th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,350 Sqft | Detached Single Family
* Fabulous Brick Ranch in Arvada * 4 bedroom and 2 Full Bathrooms * Beautifully hardwood floors * Updated Kitchen with granite countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances * Addition to home offers a master retreat or guest area * (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9256620
9342 Noble Way
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,580 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Like new 2-story in Candelas with beautiful rustic finishes like ship lap, sliding barn doors, lighting. Great room concept offers open and bright floor plan perfect for entertaining. Stainless steel appliances and granite counters in gorge (more...)
MLS# 3694996
6054 W 79th Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,848 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great fix / flip or build sweat equity ranch home in Arvada. The home features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, large kitchen with eat space on main floor. Partially finished basement with rec room with bar and wood burning fireplace, bedroom w (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
New To Site
MLS# 3440636
7931 W 55th Ave, Unit 101
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,103 Sqft | Attached Single Family
New To Site
MLS# 6033828
8328 Devinney Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,231 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Come check out this fantastic townhome in desirable Village of Five Parks! This home has been meticulously maintained and offers close proximity to the mountains, Standley Lake, and is within walking distance to numerous shops and restauran (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4973577
5950 W 72nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,334 Sqft | Detached Single Family
SHOWINGS START FRIDAY MORNING! Gorgeous home that has been remodeled! White newer cabinets (self-close doors), beautiful backsplash, granite, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and extra cabs have been added. Hand-scraped (tobacco ac (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6267610
5580 W 80th Pl, Unit 28
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 1 BA | 844 Sqft | Attached Single Family
A picture perfect condo just blocks from the upcoming Westminster Mall, down the street from Arbor lake with brand new floors, fresh paint and updated cabinets. Just a short walk to public transit and 15 minutes from Boulder AND downtown. E (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5721381
7501 Terry Ct
Arvada, CO 80007
6 BR | 5 BA | 5,356 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This spacious custom home in West Arvada offers it all. This is your opportunity to purchase one of the most spectacular homes in Quaker Acres. Incredible location next to Quaker Acres Park with breathtaking mountain views. Great living s (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6413683
8695 Wilkerson St
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 4 BA | 5,147 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Come visit this nearly new home in Leyden Rock * Enter into the foyer with vaulted ceilings * You will love the upgraded hard wood floors that cover the entire first level and lead straight up the stairs into the second floor * The ma (more...)
121 Realty, Inc.
New To Site
MLS# 3682094
18635 W 83rd Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,461 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Immaculate home in a cul-de-sac with both mountain and city views. Gourmet kitchen with huge island, double ovens, upgraded 3-tier dishwasher, and butler’s pantry. Master bedroom has enormous walk-in closet with built-ins. Two-story l (more...)
Humboldt Group
New To Site
MLS# 6995823
13513 W 64th Dr
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,061 Sqft | Detached Single Family
JUST ACTIVATED BACK ON THE MARKET!! Move in ready highly desirable West Arvada home. This immaculate, professionally-designed 2-story home with a covered front porch invites comfort, and exudes modern elegance. With 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, gen (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 5861544
8673 Kendall Ct
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,424 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Rare ranch in Lake Arbor. Recently updated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and whole house water filtration system. Newly professionally landscaped yard with sprinkler system, wrap around sidewalk and fencing. Master s (more...)
Fathom Realty Colorado LLC
New To Site
MLS# 8036165
10845 W 68th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,836 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Fall in love with this wonderful home located in a great Arvada location! This house is very well maintained with thoughtful upgrades throughout. Newer carpet, kitchen, floors, updated bathrooms and the popcorn ceiling has been removed! On (more...)
Redfin Corporation
New To Site
MLS# 2507996
12235 W 68th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,986 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wonderful remodeled ranch home in very desirable Woodland Valley in Arvada
New To Site
MLS# 7961315
6071 Robb St
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,188 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This is the one you've been waiting for! Fully remodeled and move-in ready! Upon walking through the front door you're greeted with natural light pouring in from the clerestory windows in the vaulted living room. The kitchen has skylights o (more...)
MLS# 6865092
16549 W 86th Pl, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 3,053 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Award winning neighborhood. Views Galore! Open Floor Plan. Gourmet kitchen boasts tons of cabinets, huge island, granite counters, subway tile backsplash, SS appliances and pantry. There is wide planked hardwood flooring and plantation shut (more...)
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