Living in Arvada CO


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)


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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# 3971685
5690 W 80th Pl, Unit 98
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,100 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Best unit in the complex! Sunny southern exposure! Quiet location with plenty of parking on the end of the complex! The closest parking space (#9) is for this unit. Corner unit with an additional balcony off the master bedroom! Newer furnac (more...)
Expert Real Estate
Open House
MLS# 2390812
16080 W 62nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 2 BA | 3,445 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Open House SAT 11-2 and SUN 12-3. Welcome to Boyd Ponds-an enclave of homes in a beautifully maintained community. Pristine ranch with $40K in upgrades added. Custom permitted deck with retractable awning and lighting, extensive hardwoo (more...)
Steps Real Estate 101 LLC
New To Site
MLS# 4972630
17002 W 66th Ln
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,439 Sqft | Detached Single Family
truly beautiful setting below Golf Course,Mature Trees, waterwise landscaping,large great room,huge master suite,main floor office,gourmet gas stove that is perfect for large parties,amazing hardwood floors ,cathedral ceilings,lots of sunsh (more...)
Open House
MLS# 4273323
9232 W 87th Pl
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,184 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Gorgeous home in one of the best neighborhoods in Arvada, The Pond! This home offers beautiful new hardwood floors throughout the main level which has an open floorplan that fills the home with natural light! There is a gas fireplace in the (more...)
MB Sam Barnes Realty
New To Site
MLS# 6684723
6124 W 62nd Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,011 Sqft | Detached Single Family
New roof in 2017. This amazing location has tons of room to grow. Only a few blocks to old town Arvada, shopping, dining and entertainment close by. I-76 / I-70 corridor is close and offers short jaunts to and from skiing and hiking in t (more...)
Open House
MLS# 5867780
7492 W 82nd Way
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,808 Sqft | Detached Single Family
An exceptional value for this fantastic updated home on a large corner lot in the popular Lake Arbor neighborhood. Open floor plan with lots of natural light. Numerous updates; remodeled 3 / 4 bath and basement flex room, new lighting, pl (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8624996
12463 W 68th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,045 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wonderful 2-story, updated brick, 5-bedroom walk-out basement home. This beautiful home located in a highly desirable neighborhood offers the buyer all the bells and whistles. Freshly-painted throughout main and second level, stylish updat (more...)
RE/MAX Professionals
New To Site
MLS# 5312320
6000 Deframe Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,557 Sqft | Detached Single Family
New To Site
MLS# 5946817
9039 W 65th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,938 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful culdesac location in Scenic Heights. Great open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Updated kitchen with granite counter tops and large center island. The backyard has a stamped concrete patio, pergola and koi pond. 5.945 kilowatt (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9816678
9623 W 77 Pl
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,687 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This two story home shows pride of ownership! It has a 50 year roof installed last year, great location with large lot and big trees, fenced yard, sprinkler system, 2 spaces for RV parking, covered patio 10x23, and is close to open space an (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5796067
7433 Jay Ct
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,872 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully updated home in the highly desired Highlands neighborhood. 4 Bed, 2 bath home is move in ready! Brand new double pane vinyl windows, new carpet, exterior paint and gutters. Updated kitchen with maple cabinets and tile back s (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 8001362
6273 Kilmer Loop, Unit 102
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,270 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This perfect upscale condo that feels like a town home will exceed your expectations at this price! Everything on one floor including a full size washer and dryer and a two car tandem garage with a pop out that provides extra space and tha (more...)
Open House
MLS# 4926153
13721 W 87th Dr
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,304 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Meticulously maintained patio home located atop a hill invites unobstructed Flatirons and lake views from two decks. Convenient to Boulder and Denver, the home boasts hardwood floors throughout, well-designed kitchen with SS appliances and (more...)
Porchlight Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 7619368
5817 W 81st Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,154 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Amazing Lake Arbor Property - Newly Updated Kitchen - Slab Granite; Glass Backsplash; Kitchen Island with Wine Chiller fridge; Stainless Ste (more...)
Open House
MLS# 9063800
9328 W 67th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,016 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Established Arvada neighborhood near schools parks trails enjoy a very spacious back yard for gatherings and summer bbqs under the covered tiled patio this home offer a spacious layout and plenty of room offering 2 living rooms 1 upstairs 1 (more...)
Life Designs Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 2558828
6443 Yank Ct, Unit C
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,720 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Come and see the possibilities with this town home in Arvada. Make this place your own with a little TLC. Rare interior access to attached one car garage. Additional reserved space is right in front of the unit. Private back patio with ac (more...)
Colorado Home Realty
New To Site
MLS# 5531555
15342 W 66th Ave, Unit C
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,492 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful 2-story, low-maintenance home in Arvada. Enjoy the inviting great room, perfect for entertaining friends and family. Great open concept with living, dining and a kitchen with a large granite tile counter, tile backsplash, SS appli (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6703435
6683 Zinnia St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,521 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Rare find! Lovely home ideally located on a private cul-de-sac and in the highly desirable Ralston Estates neighborhood. The spacious main has a bright open family room with wood beams and a cozy fireplace featuring a floor to ceiling bric (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
New To Site
MLS# 9090700
6355 Lamar St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,250 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Amazing ranch in that heart of Arvada and close to Old Town. This home is much larger and spacious then it appears. Tastefully designed with cool tones. The kitchen is complete with white shaker cabinets with soft close drawers and doors. T (more...)
Open House
MLS# 7798890
7733 Webster Way
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,756 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful remodeled home in Arvada - completely finished with an oversized lot to love. New hardwood floors and carpet, huge master with walk in closet, mountain views from the oversized deck, new appliances / countertops and cabinets, bra (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC
New To Site
MLS# 3578864
7450 Webster St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,360 Sqft | Detached Single Family
GREAT Opportunity in Arvada! This home has Built in Equity! Newer Windows, Roof, SEWER, Updated Baths, Newer Sprinkler Line, Furnace! Wonderful Area! Great Schools! Brick Ranch with a Finished Basement and a Two Car Garage! This Home (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
New To Site
MLS# 8845492
8425 Everett Way, Unit E
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,113 Sqft | Attached Single Family
New To Site
MLS# 7809530
6125 Fenton St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,601 Sqft | Detached Single Family
With a spacious open floor plan and lofty vaulted ceilings, this home lives large! The three bedrooms upstairs are perfect for most families with a bonus room in the basement that can easily be used as a 4th bedroom with a full bath. The en (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9382131
8188 Webster St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,244 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Walk a few blocks to one of the most beautiful lake parks in Arvada (Lake Arbor). This community is no longer a secret. Cook your best meals in your large updated open kitchen. Enjoy a movie in your basement theatre room. The current owners (more...)
Colorado Home Realty
New To Site
MLS# 6945977
8749 Field Pl
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,820 Sqft | Detached Single Family
In the cozy neighborhood of Meadowglen, this fully remodeled home is lovingly cared for and boasts several distinct and notable components. Hardwood floors blanket the main level and modern lighting fixtures brighten up the space. The remot (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 2906763
18812 W 84th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,358 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This is the Perfect Picturesque Colorado Community... Brand New Amenity Packed Homes with Sweeping Views of our Famous Rocky Mountains! Welcome home to the Preston by Lennar, where you'll fall in love with this ranch style home with 3 bedro (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 2368934
18722 W 84th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,358 Sqft | Detached Single Family
You Will Fall in Love With Leyden Rock, Brand New Homes Nestled Against the Backdrop of the Rocky Mountains! The Preston by Lennar is a lovely ranch (one story living) floorplan that's open and bright with 3 bedrooms + elegant formal study (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 7323717
8012 W 78th Way
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,415 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Rare west Arvada all-brick detached ranch features a bonus, sun-drenched sunroom with Anderson wood windows / doors leading to a composite deck, piped in gas grill and garden area. Solid oak hardwood floors and tile floors throughout the ma (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4751946
6440 W 83rd Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,650 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Fabulous Lake Arbor location, situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, just a short walk to the lake! Beautifully updated 2-story with finished basement! Spacious, open main level with lovely updated kitchen, hardwood floors, fireplace an (more...)
MLS# 5291478
6875 Oak Way
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,562 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wonderfully Loved home with great strong bones waiting for the perfect buyer to remodel to their taste. Fantastic sought after location, wood floors under most of the carpet. Beautiful mature landscaping, sprinkler system, includes a great (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential 14
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Cindy Belhumeur, ABR, SRS

Cindy Belhumeur


Home Source Group
Residential Real Estate
7728 Vance Drive
Arvada, Colorado 80003