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# 1977449
8680 Allison St, Unit E
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 1 BA | 815 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Welcome home to this 2 bed, 1 bath Mountain Vista condo! Upon entering this second floor unit, you'll notice the wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings and skylights in the living room. The living room opens up to a covered balcony and s (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
New To Site
MLS# 4565049
6351 Chase St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,900 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Updated 4 Bedroom 2 Bath bi-level brick ranch. New (2017) roof with impact resistant shingles, 200 amp panel and electrical service, and double pane vinyl windows. Refinished hardwood floors upstairs, new carpeting downstairs. Renovated k (more...)
A Better Way Realty
New To Site
MLS# 7074450
8735 W 54th Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
6 BR | 3 BA | 2,646 Sqft | Income
Solid brick triplex in Old Town Arvada. Close to light rail and directly across the street from a park. 3 units total each with 2 bedrooms. The single garage of the shared building goes with this unit. Tenants are long term and would like t (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2643706
6962 Vance St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,656 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming Arvada brick ranch is move in ready. This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main living area. Plus 1 non-conforming bedroom and ¾ bath in the basement. Your backyard oasis is waiting for you. Huge nicely landscaped back (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4499822
11981 W 70th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,776 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Location, Location, Location Meets Spacious, Light, and Bright! You'll fall in love with this home the moment you see its fabulous curb appeal. Inside formal entertaining and dining rooms greet you, and are the perfect place to gather over (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 4920873
7567 Union Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,972 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Keller Williams Realty Success
New To Site
MLS# 4517258
5424 Zephyr St, Unit 102
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,169 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Immaculate, ground level end-unit in Old Town Arvada offers the lifestyle you've been looking for. Jump on the new light rail (G-Line opens April 26th!) and enjoy quick and easy access to Union Station, or walk to local eateries, coffee sho (more...)
Metro 21 Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 9435726
8530 Swadley Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 4 BA | 2,613 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome to this wonderful 3 bed, 4 bath home in highly sought after Standley Lake neighborhood! Enter the open and bright living / dining room with vaulted ceilings. Eat-in kitchen features laminate wood floors, stainless steel appliances a (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 9687086
10023 W 81st Ln
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,567 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This Beautifully remodeled home is move in Ready! Featuring granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, this open floor plan with a quiet back yard is made for entertaining. A bright open floor plan with lots of natural light greet (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8709846
8272 Jellison St
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,586 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great property in the Wood Run community of Arvada. Features vaulted ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, eating space off the kitchen, and additional family room. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom. Spacious basement offers plent (more...)
Brix Real Estate LLC
Open House Apr 20th
MLS# 5729685
10045 W 82nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 4 BA | 2,295 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Gorgeous corner lot home in the much coveted MacArthur Park neighborhood! Oozing with street appeal, this home is bright and beautiful and has spacious, vaulted ceilings that create a super comfortable environment. Granite slab countertops (more...)
Thrive Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 5060182
6556 Lee St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,290 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully Updated 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home in Arvada West, Open Floor Plan with Beautiful Hardwood Floors on Main, New Kitchen Features-New Wood Cabinets, Quartz Slab Counter Tops and Stainless Steel Appliances, Baths have Beautiful Designe (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6747771
8798 Allison Dr, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,350 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Everything is new! New Stainless Steel Kitchen appliances, new interior paint, new carpet, new bath sinks and toilets! Former model home located across from huge park! Community pool for summer fun and much more!
New To Site
MLS# 9557782
8756 Holman Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,450 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Model home for sale in desirable Whisper Creek. Walk-out basement finished with 2 additional bedrooms, rec room, fireplace and wet bar. Backs to open space. So many upgrades - quartz countertops, hardwood floors, mud set shower pan, upgr (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2092857
6293 Terry St
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,948 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This is the one! This spectacular townhome has been totally remodeled from top to bottom! 2 Bedrooms + loft and 2 car attached garage. Enter the home to the huge great room with soaring ceilings and a dramatic double sided stacked stone f (more...)
MB The Brian Petrelli Team
New To Site
MLS# 4857681
7435 W 67th Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,446 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully remodeled! This home boasts a light and bright kitchen with slab granite, stainless steel appliances and newer cabinets. The home boasts gorgeous hardwoods, updated bathrooms, and a spacious family room. The fenced back yard o (more...)
RE/MAX Unlimited Inc
Open House Apr 19th
MLS# 5456150
18169 W 84 Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,387 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Absolutely Stunning 2 Story Home located in Arvada's Coveted Leyden Rock! Open Floorplan which is perfect for Entertaining! Beautiful Birch Hardwood Flooring highlights most of the main floor * Upgrades run throughout this home; doors, ligh (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 5690356
9776 W 71st Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,011 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stellar Contemporary 2 Story Conveniently Located in the Heart of Arvada at the end of a Quiet Cul-De-Sac in an Enclave of Pristine Semi Custom Homes~Natural Light Eases into Every Room from the Vast Array of Oversized Windows, Enhancing th (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7343807
7859 Allison Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,328 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This Arvada one-story duplex offers hardwood flooring, a fireplace, master bedroom walk-in closet, and a two-car garage. Upgraded features include fresh interior paint and new carpet in select rooms. This home is part of the Indian Crest (more...)
Opendoor Brokerage LLC
New To Site
MLS# 7343773
6502 Reed Ct
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,849 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Location, location! Close to Old Town Arvada, sitting on a large lot on a quiet street, beautifully landscaped with a drip system and backing to a new park, this terrific 4-level home has a bright and open floor plan. The covered front porc (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6156792
9951 Eldora St
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,332 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Popular floor plan in highly desirable community. Located on a 9,476 sq. ft. homesite! This home features an expansive covered deck, pecan stained cabinets, gas cook top with double oven and refrigerator and granite countertops throughout. (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
New To Site
MLS# 3424103
18929 W 92nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,735 Sqft | Detached Single Family
MODEL HOME!!! Colorado Rustic-Rare 4 bedroom with main floor master! Covered patio. Master with spa bath, laundry and powder bath. Beautiful granite kitchen open to great room with dramatic vaulted ceilings and dining area featuring floor t (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2713363
10478 W 83rd Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,802 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great home in the Lakecrest community! 2 blocks to Standley Lake and a quick drive to mountains, low HOA with pool and tennis / basketball courts. Stainless steel appliances, new deck, sprinkler system. Move in ready and quick possession.
Equity Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 7510468
15232 W 76th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
2.34 Acres | Land
Prime development in Northwood Acres. 2.33 acres waiting for you to build your dream home. Located in a terrific neighborhood and surrounded by high end homes and amazing schools. A rare opportunity right now to find acreage in this market. (more...)
McClure and Associates
Open House Apr 20th
MLS# 9846308
14354 W 88th Dr, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,025 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Whisper Creek townhome with sales model finishes! This 3 bed, 3 bath townhome has an expansive 3 car garage, unfinished basement and patio perfect for entertaining. It's convenient location allows easy access to The Denver Boulder Turnpike (more...)
West and Main Homes Inc
New To Site
MLS# 8384261
11949 W 66th Ln
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,402 Sqft | Detached Single Family
One of a kind home custom home! Not only is the home beautiful, but the quiet cul-de sac location is amazing! It offers Colorado living and entertaining at its finest! The interior of this ranch home is impressive. On the main floor the l (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9941177
7388 Upham Cir
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,847 Sqft | Detached Single Family
PROPERTY IS OCCUPIED. NO INTERIOR SHOWINGS. Property is included in Xome Auction Event. Bidding will begin on 5 / 4 / 2019 and end on 5 / 8 / 2019.
New To Site
MLS# 5877291
19140 W 92nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,821 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Why build… beautiful new ranch home on great lot. Big covered front porch welcomes you to this home. Gorgeous wood floors throughout main floor. Chefs kitchen with an abundance of white cabinets and granite countertops. Huge island (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 4579747
16753 W 61st Ln
Arvada, CO 80403
3 BR | 4 BA | 3,111 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Here is your chance to own a patio home in Sunrise Ridge. This is definitely a sought after neighborhood - It is beautiful here! - This home features 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, a loft to watch movies or a second office / sitting area, the (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 7842887
8742 Pierce Way, Unit 130
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,040 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Ground level entry, with quiet, private patio. Kitchen and separate dining area, 2 nice, oversized bedrooms. New paint, and shines with pride. Great golf course community, centrally located between Denver and Boulder. One of the quietest (more...)
Equity Colorado
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