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# 1985954
6625 Cole Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,292 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Perfect corner lot with bright, open floor plan and nicely updated through out. This home features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and perfect for entertaining. Minutes from shopping and major highways.
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MLS# 5206650
6760 Lupine Cir
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,247 Sqft | Detached Single Family
As viewed and widely stated by many of the neighboring residents, this house is situated on The Nicest, Most Beautiful lot in the Forest Springs Development. The water feature along the East and North side of this home is absolutely Stunnin (more...)
Mark Benallo Real Estate
Open House Oct 21st
MLS# 5107108
6437 W 82nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,740 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Expansive Ramblin' Ranch Only Two Blocks To Highly Desired Lake Arbor Park! The Rancher Delivers More Than 2400 Square Feet Of Finish On Perfect Lot. Highly Functional Layout W / 1522 Sq Ft On Main Flr. 3 Beds On Main, Including A Master S (more...)
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MLS# 9545662
10694 W 63rd Pl, Unit 101
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,750 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This beautifully updated 2-Story town-home with fully finished basement will exceed your expectations. Centrally located in the heart of Arvada. Featuring 3 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Open floor plan with large Kitchen that is updated with (more...)
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MLS# 6997533
16286 W 94th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,989 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Extensively upgraded 2 story home in Candelas surrounded by open space with mountain and city views! The main level features a dining room with upgraded top down bottom up shades, great room with fireplace, powder room and guest suite w (more...)
Open House Oct 21st
MLS# 8144471
6593 Urban St
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,523 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Don't miss this completely RENOVATED home! The GORGEOUS Kitchen is ready for entertaining friends and family with all New Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, Carrera Backsplash, Waterfall Edge on the Large Island, Soft Closed (more...)
KM Luxury Homes
New To Site
MLS# 3513443
14091 W 63rd Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,886 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Luxury living awaits you in this gorgeous home in West Arvada! Featuring a gourmet kitchen with island and slab granite, stainless steel appliances, gas stove, hood, and 2 dishwashers with formal dining room and a large family room with bui (more...)
Brokers Guild-Cherry Creek Ltd.
Open House Oct 21st
MLS# 2728040
5305 Garrison St
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,511 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This house WOWS! Beautifully remodeled and updated spacious, open and airy ranch style home in Arvada Plaza looks and feels brand new! Gourmet Kitchen with gorgeous walnut butcher block counters, large island, black stainless appliances, op (more...)
Realty One Group Premier Colorado
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MLS# 3335520
5165 Dudley St
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 950 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Updated ranch style home with large detached 2 car garage on a 9500 Square foot lot! Step inside and find this completely updated home with open floor plan. The gourmet kitchen features cherry cabinets, brand new quartz counters, SS appl (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4580136
11658 W 84th Ln
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,331 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully updated Remington home in highly sought-after Standley Lake neighborhood. This home has been upgraded with brand-new hard woods, carpet, custom tile, and new paint through out. A 2-story vaulted entry welcomes you to this spaci (more...)
Weichert Realtors Professionals
New To Site
MLS# 3483142
8350 Estes Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,400 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful home in established Arvada neighborhood. Ideally located near Olde Town Arvada, the Arvada Center, the Standley Lake area, public tennis courts, and a walking path that connects to a playground, park, and schools. Tucked in a tra (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3059570
6846 Parfet St
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,034 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home to your 5 bedroom Ranch style home in Maplewood Estates! New interior paint and main level carpet. Main level features a large living room, office or mud room, large dining room, updated kitchen, master bedroom with a full ba (more...)
EXIT Realty Cherry Creek
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MLS# 4265874
11123 W 78th Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 5 BA | 3,517 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Thoughtful floor plan. Many updates including granite, tile, bathrooms and a very generous Mother-in-Law addition in 2014. Several bonus rooms and lots of storage. Fantastic site: lovely fenced back yard, covered patio, green-way, walk (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3190351
11745 W 66th Pl, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,725 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Mountain-Feel Townhome in the Heart of Arvada. Move In Ready with Abundant Windows and Natural Light Throughout. Generous Living Area with Vaulted Ceilings, Built Ins and Wood Burning Fireplace. Eat in Kitchen with Ample Storage + Dining Ro (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4276519
13735 W 67th Cir
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,683 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wow, don't miss this custom ranch style home with a 3 car garage in the heart of Arvada! Move-in ready with many custom features. Extended driveway with large RV Parking area. No HOA. Hardwood floors from door to door. Updated Kitchen wi (more...)
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MLS# 8334362
6293 Kilmer Loop, Unit 201
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,650 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic mountain views and beautiful sunsets in this immaculate 2 bed 2 bath condo in Westwood Villas. Immaculate condition throughout, very open and spacious floor plan. The gourmet kitchen features granite counter (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6735279
8083 Miller Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,749 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home! This clean and updated ranch home in Lakecrest has it all! Open floor plan. Two bedrooms up, one down with new flooring. Full finished basement with 3 / 4 bath and large family room area. Updated bathrooms. New carpet on the s (more...)
WK Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 7319292
6628 Otis Ct
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,072 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming ranch in desirable Lamar Heights on quiet street which is 1 block. Fabulous curb appeal with NEW roof, gorgeous NEW oak hardwoods on main, NEW carpet on stairs and basement, NEW huge laundry room, NEW paint, NEW treks deck, NEW (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3010011
5402 Carr St, Unit 205
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 804 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Looking for a great condo close to Olde Town Arvada and the new light rail station? You've found your match in this well-maintained home. Brand new paint and newer floors make this open floor plan a turnkey treasure! Quiet community of Aspe (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4745004
14220 W 86th Pl
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,213 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful two-story home Located in highly sought after Village of Five Parks. Outside you’ll discover the large front porch meant for breakfast, neighbor chats or watching the kids play in the driveway. Step inside and find a grand (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6518442
7478 N Pomona Dr
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,622 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Main floor living in the wonderful Lake Arbor neighborhood! Just blocks from the lake and trails! Across the street from beautiful greenbelt. Very close to the emerging downtown Westminster area. Easy access to Boulder and downtown Denver! (more...)
8z Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 6580609
16960 W 86th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,027 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This lot is to die for! AMAZING MOUNTAIN VIEWS!! Enjoy This open concept two story home located in Leyden Rock. The very impressive kitchen features an oversized island, slab granite countertops, updated kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel a (more...)
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MLS# 6339441
6163 Hoyt Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,058 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wonderfully remodeled ranch styled home in the HIGHLY desired Alta Vista neighborhood! What can you expect? Permitted NEW roof, permitted NEW elec. service and panel, permitted NEW plumbing, NEW double pane wndws throughout, NEW attic insul (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 6399409
4932 W 61st Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,700 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Denver feel without Denver prices and ONE BLOCK from RTD Lightrail! 10 minute drive to Denver, ride your bike to Tennyson Street AND Olde Town Arvada and walk to the park, grocery store and movie theater! I-70 and I-76 are less than 5 minut (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
Open House Oct 21st
MLS# 6959074
6970 Independence St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,552 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Gorgeous move in ready home with a 3 car garage and RV Parking located on a quiet tree lined street in the desirable Hayes Lake Heights subdivision with no HOA, almost 2600 total square feet including 3 bedrooms PLUS a loft PLUS a main fl (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
Open House Oct 21st
MLS# 7346330
6000 Hoyt St
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,436 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Amazing renovation of a single owner ranch! Corner lot facing Ralston Cove Park with an abundance of trails taking you to Ralston Creek Park offering an incredible children's playground and splash park. Walk in to your new open living ro (more...)
Your Castle Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 1767243
7552 Fenton St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,182 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This spacious, well located home has everything you have been looking for on a corner lot! You are greeted by vaulted ceilings in the living room with the fireplace as the centerpiece of the room. The adjacent dining room is open for family (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
MLS# 3013298
13942 W 74th Way
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,507 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Spacious Ralston Valley Tri-Level with Basement situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. New shingles, fresh exterior paint. New carpet. Family room with gas-log fireplace and new carpet. Large Bay window in the living room. 3 spacious bedrooms upst (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2311186
8241 W Pomona Dr
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 2 BA | 3,059 Sqft | Detached Single Family
OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, 10 / 20 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Impeccably remodeled 5 bedroom home on an oversized corner lot adjacent to open space. The stunning kitchen in this spacious home includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, an (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 8693873
9463 W 77th Pl
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,301 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Enjoy your time in this lovely, well-cared-for home! Updated with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, this wonderful home is move-in ready! Master suite on the same level as the kitchen and living room, brick wood burning f (more...)
Porchlight Real Estate Group
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Cindy Belhumeur, ABR, SRS

Cindy Belhumeur


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