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# 6975162
Active (List Price)
5743 W 76th Dr
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,198 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Cottage style home with attached garage and fully fenced yard. Newly remodeled, everything refreshed. New drywall and smooth ceiling treatment, New wide plank grey wash laminate flooring thru out. Fresh paint thru entire interior. Living (more...)
Colorado Flat Fee Realty Inc
New To Site
MLS# 2153489
Active (List Price)
7700 Depew St, Unit 1505
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,015 Sqft | Attached Single Family
elcome home to 7700 Depew St #1505 in Wood Creek Community, Arvada! Fall in love with this charming 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom ground level, corner unit with open floor plan and easy parking access. Enjoy close proximity to Downtown Westminste (more...)
9x Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 4954245
Active (List Price)
8417 Dover Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,348 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This home is picture perfect and has been meticulously cared for with pride of ownership. This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath bi-level single-family home is located in Pomona Lakes subdivision and has a large corner lot which includes RV park (more...)
Resident Realty South Metro
New To Site
MLS# 6953336
Active (List Price)
10448 W 83rd Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 4 BA | 1,910 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Easily walk to Stanley Lake from this Lakecrest Gem! Granite counter tops, Stainless appliances, a pantry for extra storage. Open concept great room complete with fireplace. Featuring a two car garage and room to park in the driveway! True (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7121640
Active (List Price)
8179 Vivian St
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,970 Sqft | Detached Single Family
The round tower entrance at this spacious 2 story home gives it a Mediterranean appearance. Main level offers solid hardwood floors upon entry and throughout kitchen and hall. Soaring ceilings in the living and dining rooms. The kitchen off (more...)
Realty One Group Five Star
New To Site
MLS# 5463788
Active (List Price)
5878 Union St
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,463 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch, located in the heart of Arvada, has a brand new roof, newer windows, and new paint. With a fun surprise, an amazing wine cellar! A comfortable, open sitting area, centralized dining area and tall ceili (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7246721
Active (List Price)
6424 Newland St
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,768 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Absolute pride of ownership in every aspect of this beautiful home. A beautifully manicured lawn with abundant perennials and covered front patio make the first impression at this charming brick ranch. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout th (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
MLS# 2610374
Active (List Price)
4925 W 63 Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,658 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Very bright and nice home with 4 bedrooms, 1 full baths and a ¾ bath. Ready to move in! Newer flooring throughout . There is a Family room with a fireplace, 2 bedrooms with a 3 / 4 bath on separate level. The upper level opens into a (more...)
Sunrise Realty & Financing LLC
New To Site
MLS# 7806583
Active (List Price)
16339 W 84th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 5,422 Sqft | Detached Single Family
VIEWS... VIEWS... and more VIEWS!!! No matter which window you look out, there are views. Views of the foothills. Views of the city lights. Views of the north table and wide open spaces! And regarding the home itself, the very best word to (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
New To Site
MLS# 4715491
Active (List Price)
7471 Teller St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,976 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome Home * Spacious Arvada Home With New Everywhere * New Roof * New Siding * Fully Remodeled Bathrooms * New Doors * New Carpet * New Paint * Wood Laminate Flooring * Stainless Steel Appliances * Spacious Lot * La (more...)
MB Beck & Associates Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 7044042
Active (List Price)
5152 W 61st Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,700 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great Opportunity, don't miss it!!! Wonderful very well maintained spacious home has 1700 finished square feet with a large open Kitchen, plenty of cabinet and counter space with room for large dining table as well. The comfy and room (more...)
Realty One Group Premier
New To Site
MLS# 2962982
Active (List Price)
6026 Iris Way
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,320 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This 5 bedroom 3 bath Gorgeous Ranch home has been completely updated, with all the extra custom finishes; stainless steel appliances, butcher block counter tops, soft close cabinets, white tile backsplash, real hardwood floors. New vinyl (more...)
Resident Realty South Metro
New To Site
MLS# 5316741
Active (List Price)
6341 Estes St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,824 Sqft | Detached Single Family
On a quiet suburban street, minutes from Olde Town Arvada, your sanctuary awaits. Swing open the front door and head upstairs, where light flooring and dark wood beams make a lasting impression. The open kitchen, complete with new cabin (more...)
Colorado Home Realty
New To Site
MLS# 3662447
Active (List Price)
7072 Cody Dr
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,933 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully, professionally, and tastefully updated brick ranch in the desirable Scenic Heights neighborhood of Arvada. This home is less than a mile from The Arvada Center and sits blocks from Majestic View Park and Nature Preserve, with i (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6731664
Active (List Price)
6282 Kilmer Loop, Unit 102
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,246 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Absolutely stunning Ranch-style townhome in Westwoods Villas! The open floor plan and large covered porch provides for an entertaining dream. Enjoy the new white plantation style shutters as you look out onto the well-maintained commons are (more...)
Keller Williams Integrity Real Estate LLC
New To Site
MLS# 9373684
Active (List Price)
7899 Allison Way, Unit 302
Arvada, CO 80005
1 BR | 1 BA | 683 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Great top floor corner penthouse condo in a pool community. 1 bedroom floor plan functions perfectly and has all you need in a great way. Almost new carpet. Good cabinet and counter top space in kitchen. Vaulted ceilings provide a great a (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3780048
Active (List Price)
5267 Estes Cir
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,400 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This home checks many boxes if you're searching for a great town home. Efficient floor plan, smart layout, and an attached garage, a covered back patio, and private yard with room for a BBQ and a garden. Entertain and relax in a large livin (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3259542
Active (List Price)
17938 W 86th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 5,270 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome to your next home! A lovely 5 bedroom, 5 bath home in a beautiful neighborhood! This single family home provides lots of living space for the whole family, a welcoming fireplace, hardwood and carpeted floors! Entertaining is easy in (more...)
Atlas Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 9143274
Active (List Price)
6269 Orchard Ct, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80403
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,033 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Stunning townhome in beautiful Boyd Pond! This home has all the features you have been looking for and more! This home's location is nestled in Boyd Pond,truly a quiet haven !Light and bright open floor plan w high ceilings * Kitchen flow (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9185844
Active (List Price)
6853 Urban St
Arvada, CO 80004
6 BR | 4 BA | 3,269 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This beautifully renovated 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home will take your breath away. Everything has been chosen with thought and care, from the professional landscaping to the fully remodeled details inside. Everything is brand new! As you ent (more...)
Keller Williams Integrity Real Estate LLC
New To Site
MLS# 9315372
Active (List Price)
5708 Balsam St
Arvada, CO 80002
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,589 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This charming ranch-style brick home is located just blocks from the heart of Olde Town Arvada - walking distance from great restaurants, shopping and more! Completely remodeled in 2015, the home features an open floor plan, ebony stained h (more...)
Compass - Denver
New To Site
MLS# 1501133
Active (List Price)
9725 W 57th Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,007 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Location Location! Move-in Ready Ranch Near Olde Town Arvada, Hub Light Rail Station, Ralston Central Park and Walk-able to Shopping and Dining. Updates Include Gorgeous Wood Floors Throughout; Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counte (more...)
JM Porter Group
New To Site
MLS# 4417605
Active (List Price)
6973 Juniper Ct
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,066 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Exquisite 2-Story Home in Westwoods Mesa * Open Floor Concept With 9 Foot High Ceilings * Master Suite Includes a 5-piece Bath and Walk-In Closet * Builder Upgraded Covered Deck and Stamped Concrete Patio * Updated Stainless Steel A (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
New To Site
MLS# 6410530
Active (List Price)
6610 W 54th Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,421 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Fantastic price for this solid Arvada home with great bones. It is very colorful but paint is easy! This awesome home has hardwood flooring on main and upper levels that has been under carpet for over 20 years. 4 nice size bedrooms and 2 b (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 1750112
Active (List Price)
17532 W 83rd Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 4 BA | 4,728 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Overlook 600+ acres of open space and connect with nearly 20 miles of trails. Water Resistant walnut floors (will be refinished b4 closing), wrought iron stair rail, sleek light fixtures and ceiling fans. Fireplace features an 18th Cen (more...)
Open House Aug 17th
MLS# 2397352
Active (List Price)
13775 W 71st Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,224 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Bring your buyers to see this exquisite Arvada home in the Ralston Valley school district. Light and bright, you'll love cooking in the modern and updated kitchen with granite countertops, a sub-zero wine fridge, and eat-in area. Hardwood f (more...)
First Summit Realty
New To Site
MLS# 6155532
Active (List Price)
8399 Flora St, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,380 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Charming Village of Five Parks townhouse with tons of upgrades awaits you. The main floor has gorgeous hardwood flooring, plantation shutters, and built in surround sounds. The open concept floorplan is a stunning design by Village Homes. (more...)
Spirit Bear Realty
Open House Aug 17th
MLS# 4652048
Active (List Price)
7459 N Pomona Dr
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,165 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stunning Lake Arbor setting * Home is beautifully updated and move-in ready * Relax in the huge family / great room * Entertain in the updated gourmet kitchen featuring granite counters, kitchen peninsula and an abundance of cabinet space * (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
MLS# 4410174
Active (List Price)
6120 Lee St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,753 Sqft | Detached Single Family
RANCH style! Maintenance FREE! With a mother-in-law apartment! NO HOA!!! This home has room for your toys (boat, trailer, 5th wheel, RV).This beautiful home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with Cherry Cabinets, stainless steel appliances (more...)
eXp Realty, LLC
New To Site
MLS# 1842223
Active (List Price)
8647 Devinney St
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,940 Sqft | Detached Single Family
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