Living in Arvada CO

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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.  

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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.

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.

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.

 Info On Cost Of Arvada Housing

The median home price in Arvada is $363,500. Arvada house 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 $400,000. The median rent price in Arvada is $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%.

Arvada Schools

Arvada features 36 schools. Most of Arvada’s schools are part of the Jefferson County School District. For the most up-to-date info on Jeffco schools, go to Jeffco Schools. There are 22 Elementry Schools, 3 Middle Schools, 7 High Schools, 3 Charter Schools and 1 Technical School.

Below you will find links to helpful information about all schools in Arvada.

To learn more about school ratings, check out School Ratings and Best Rated Arvada Schools

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 defaults 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 upon 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)

Arvada: $69,581
CO: $58,823

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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
$415,000
MLS# 9944701
Active
13180 W 63rd Cir
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 1,978 Sqft | Detached Residential
Charming Two-Story home located in the heart of Arvada. Minutes from the new light rail station, with a quick 10 minute drive to the mountains or a 15 minute drive into downtown Denver. The perfect location with walking distance to trails (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
$599,500
MLS# 2206037
Active
9548-50 W 56th Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
8 BR | 4 BA | 3,984 Sqft | Income
This is a perfect opportunity to build wealth through real estate ownership. Live in one side of this wonderful duplex and reduce your mortgage payment with rent paid by your tenant, or simply rent both units out, Units mirror each other. (more...)
RE/MAX Cherry Creek
New To Site
$599,500
MLS# 2567873
Active
9548-50 W 56th Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
8 BR | 4 BA | 3,984 Sqft | Attached Residential
Both sides for sale at this price. Perfect opportunity to grow wealth through ownership of income property. Live in one side and rent the other out, or rent out both sides. These units mirror each other and each features 3+1 bedrooms and (more...)
RE/MAX Cherry Creek
New To Site
$446,500
MLS# 4561718
Active
7083 Cody Dr
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,130 Sqft | Detached Residential
Rare Opportunity To Own In Coveted Huntington Heights!! This Classic Sprawling Ranch Sits On Just Under ¼ Acre! Mature Landscaping, Entertainers Dream Deck and Patio. Open, Bright Floor Plan With Fireplace, Dining, Eat-In Kitchen, (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance
New To Site
$674,713
MLS# 4834569
Active
18463 W 92nd Ln
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 5 BA | 5,661 Sqft | Detached Residential
Move-in ready! Lives like a ranch with the master on the main floor. Trend-setting Chef's style kitchen with grey cabinets, quartz counter-tops, stainless steel double ovens, cooktop, dishwasher, microwave and decorative hood. Dramatic tw (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate INC
New To Site
$319,000
MLS# 3367209
Active
6032 Robb St
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,485 Sqft | Detached Residential
CUTE CLEAN home in prime Allendale community! oversized main floor living room, big country kitchen, some hardwood under carpet, 2 updated baths, new roof, large corner lot with double driveway at back of home for RV parking or playspace - (more...)
Mb Sandi Hewins & Associates INC
New To Site
$449,950
MLS# 2248061
Active
6135 Queen St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,724 Sqft | Detached Residential
This home has been fabulously updated,the stunning hardwood floors lead you into the open concept main floor that boasts a beautiful new kitchen with slab granite counter tops custom cabinetry,newer stainless steel appliances along with new (more...)
Nxt Level Properties, LLC
New To Site
$359,000
MLS# 3493137
Active
7963 Newland Cir
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,198 Sqft | Detached Residential
GREAT LOCATION IN CULDESAC, LARGE BACK YARD, OPEN FLOOR PLAN,BRAND NEW ROOF, REMODELED KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS! NEW ROOF TO BE COMPLETED THIS WEEK! $1500 FLOORING ALLOWANCE.
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
$957,600
MLS# 4785483
Active
8506 Rogers Loop
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 5,324 Sqft | Detached Residential
Beautiful 2-story home with open floor plan and 5 bedrooms. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Spectacular gourmet kitchen includes quartz countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and a large island that opens right i (more...)
D.r. Horton Realty, LLC
New To Site
$558,065
MLS# 4922744
Active
16685 W 86th Ln
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 4 BA | 3,440 Sqft | Detached Residential
Beautiful 1-story home with open floor plan. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with large island opens right onto great room for easy entertaining. Large master suite, 2 additional bedrooms and study. Walk-out le (more...)
D.r. Horton Realty, LLC
New To Site
$528,825
MLS# 7282420
Active
16842 W 86th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,956 Sqft | Detached Residential
Beautiful 1-story home with open floor plan. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with large island opens right onto great room for easy entertaining. Large master suite, 3 additional bedrooms, and flex space. Garden (more...)
D.r. Horton Realty, LLC
New To Site
$589,208
MLS# 2957262
Active
16725 W 86th Ln
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,310 Sqft | Detached Residential
Beautiful 2-story home with open floor plan. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Spectacular gourmet kitchen with professional appliances and large island. Exquisite master suite plus 2 additional bedrooms. Garden level partially fi (more...)
D.r. Horton Realty, LLC
New To Site
$516,880
MLS# 8001217
Active
16837 W 86th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,263 Sqft | Detached Residential
Beautiful 2-story home with open floor plan. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen with large island opens right into great room for easy entertaining. Large master suite plus 3 additional bedrooms. Covered patio and p (more...)
D.r. Horton Realty, LLC
New To Site
$961,590
MLS# 4710303
Active
18866 W 87th Ln
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 4 BA | 4,861 Sqft | Detached Residential
Spacious 1-story home with open floor plan. Chef's kitchen with professional appliances and large island. Exquisite master suite and 2 add'l bedrooms. Many custom touches. Full front and rear landscaping and sprinkler. Unique opportu (more...)
D.r. Horton Realty, LLC
New To Site
$449,900
MLS# 7292818
Active
8242 Yukon Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,876 Sqft | Detached Residential
Simply beautiful. This home has been completely updated and renovated. New interior everything. All four bedrooms are huge. Kitchen and bathrooms have all new fixtures and flooring. Open great room with new appliances, granite counter tops, (more...)
RE/MAX Uptown INC
New To Site
$425,000
MLS# 3864629
Active
15045 W 69th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,827 Sqft | Attached Residential
Overlooking the Ralston Creek Greenway with mountain views and warm winter sun, these Live / Work Entry Mixed-Use Townhomes offer efficiency, functionality, flexibility, and beauty. At 1,684 finished square feet, it’s built with three (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
$440,000
MLS# 4981094
Active
15031 W 69th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,827 Sqft | Attached Residential
Overlooking the Ralston Creek Greenway with mountain views and warm winter sun, these Live / Work Entry Mixed-Use Townhomes offer efficiency, functionality, flexibility, and beauty. At 1827 finished square feet, it’s built with three (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
$425,000
MLS# 7270805
Active
15037 W 69th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,827 Sqft | Attached Residential
Overlooking the Ralston Creek Greenway with mountain views and warm winter sun, these Live / Work Entry Mixed-Use Townhomes offer efficiency, functionality, flexibility, and beauty. At 1827 finished square feet, it’s built with three (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
$425,000
MLS# 7702738
Active
15041 W 69th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,827 Sqft | Attached Residential
Overlooking the Ralston Creek Greenway with mountain views and warm winter sun, these Live / Work Entry Mixed-Use Townhomes offer efficiency, functionality flexibility, and beauty. At 1,684 finished square feet, it’s built with three (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
$425,000
MLS# 8214153
Active
15035 W 69th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,827 Sqft | Attached Residential
Overlooking the Ralston Creek Greenway with mountain views and warm winter sun, these Live / Work Entry Mixed-Use Townhomes offer efficiency, functionality, flexibility, and beauty. At 1827 finished square feet, it’s built with three (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
$460,000
MLS# 8443733
Active
15047 W 69th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,921 Sqft | Attached Residential
Overlooking the Ralston Creek Greenway with mountain views and warm winter sun, these Live / Work Entry Mixed-Use Townhomes offer efficiency, functionality, flexibility, and beauty. At 1,921 finished square feet, it’s built with three (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
$1,500,000
MLS# 7537546
Active
13550 W 96th Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 5 BA | 6,101 Sqft | Detached Residential
One of a kind, close-in horse property on 11+ Acres * Gorgeous Standley Lake and panoramic mountain views * Serene location * Main house plus separate office / possible guest house * Spacious 6 bay barn * 2 car garage * New septic system (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
$744,963
MLS# 9899606
Active
19692 W 95th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 5 BA | 5,632 Sqft | Detached Residential
This open floor plan ranch, with wood floors and 10' ceilings gives an expansive feel the minute you enter. Beautifully appointed kitchen with KitchenAid SS appliances, platinum gray cabinets, center island and walk-in pantry. Popular gray (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate INC
New To Site
$239,000
MLS# 2566393
Active
10261 W 59th Ave, Unit 2
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 1 BA | 918 Sqft | Attached Residential
Beautifully updated and charming townhome near Olde Town Arvada, perfect for a small family! Upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space. Well-maintained hardwood floors throughout with kitchen tile. Enjoy t (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential 14
New To Site
$260,000
MLS# 6589777
Active
8404 Everett Way, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,067 Sqft | Attached Residential
Fantastic 2-story town home in established Timber Cove II Arvada neighborhood! Your future home offers 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. Front porch welcomes you home after a long day-faces large grassy area, and not another home! Main level has (more...)
Trelora
New To Site
$1,024,076
MLS# 7484289
Active
18806 W 87th Ln
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 5 BA | 6,345 Sqft | Detached Residential
From the moment you open the front door, you will experience open space and foothills views through the 16' of stacking sliding glass doors in the great room. Spacious and flexible design. The chef's kitchen showcases professional appli (more...)
D.r. Horton Realty, LLC
New To Site
$899,900
MLS# 9863033
Active
16230 W 84th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
7 BR | 7 BA | 5,302 Sqft | Detached Residential
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! BEST HOME AND BEST VIEWS IN LEYDEN RANCH! Brand new luxury home with gorgeous mountain views! This beautiful 5000+ square foot home sits on the Southern ridge of Leyden Ranch with 180 degree unobstructed views of the m (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
$375,000
MLS# 3430656
Active
7604 Ingalls St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,850 Sqft | Detached Residential
Lovely bi-level home on large corner lot in great central location in Arvada. 2 bedrooms and full bath with updated tile and vanity on upper level with hardwood floors through living and dining area, hallway and entry. Updated kitchen wit (more...)
Mb Team Lassen
New To Site
$490,000
MLS# 3282737
Active
14393 W 70th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,024 Sqft | Detached Residential
Outstanding ranch style home nestled on a mature lot on a quiet block in Shadow Mountain! Just steps to the park and paths of the Ralston Creek Trail that leads for miles-great for runners / walkers and cyclists alike! Immaculate condit (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance
New To Site
$425,000
MLS# 7744866
Active
7263 Deframe Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,267 Sqft | Detached Residential
Upgraded kitchen, breakfast nook, move in ready home. Perfect back yard, with a shed and all appliances included. Perfect rec room down stairs for everyone. Newly remodeled laundry area. Solar is installed to save you lots of money on (more...)
Your Castle Realty LLC
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7728 Vance Drive
Arvada, Colorado 80003