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# 9614747
13795 W 71st Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,648 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful Updated 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home in Ralston Valley with Extra Sun Room that can be Used for Study, Beautiful Hardwood Floors, New Paint Inside and Out, Double Pane Windows, Kitchen Features New Wood Cabinets with Quartz Counter Tops (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7874884
18750 W 92nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,031 Sqft | Detached Single Family
BRAND NEW HOME! 2 story 4 bdrm. plus study, garage workshop, Garage mud room entry. Extended foyer. Huge great room with fireplace open to dining room. Open granite island kitchen with stainless appliances open to living area, walk in pant (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6875029
8293 Ammons Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,858 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully maintained 4-level home! 5 bedrooms! 3 baths! Large living room and formal dining room! Kitchen features quartz counter tops and porcelain tile on the floor with plenty of cabinets, and all appliances! Kitchen overlooks th (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6701401
7830 W 87th Dr, Unit J
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 1 BA | 800 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Lovely condo in a great location within an established community. Ample parking for guests along with covered parking for the owner! Potential rental income. Recently updated - new dishwasher, newer washer and dryer, furnace is less than 2 (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 1520830
6353 Gray St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,820 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Adorable, Stunningly Remodeled Lamar Heights Ranch! * Light, Bright and Uber Stylish Updating with Brand New Quartz Tops, Wood / Lam Floors, Perfect Condition and Immaculately Kept! * Super Cute and Efficient Kitchen with Eat-In Dining Ro (more...)
Keller Williams Realty Urban Elite
New To Site
MLS# 3868060
6358 Wier Way
Arvada, CO 80403
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,850 Sqft | Detached Single Family
You Will be Inspired when you enter this Beautiful Walk Out Basement Ranch Style Home. Gleaming Hardwood Floors on the Main Level. The Kitchen Features Granite Countertops, Upgraded Cabinetry that is Open to the Dinning Area and Great Roo (more...)
West Woods Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 8921414
6175 Brentwood St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,316 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Amazing Opportunity to own in Arvada under 400K! This Ranch has amazing things to offer with its newly remodeled basement featuring master suite with egress window, the beautiful open flow of the main level living room and dining room with (more...)
HomeSmart Cherry Creek Properties
New To Site
MLS# 3011602
11968 W 58th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,028 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Location! Location! Location! Here is your opportunity to own a fantastic ranch home in Arvada. This 5 bedroom (3 in basement are nonconforming), 2 full bathroom home is located with easy access to shopping, dining and quick access to hig (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5714184
11834 W 65th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,089 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Cute Arvada brick ranch home with stunning backyard views. Great location! This charmer has hardwood floors, a true master bedroom setup, an updated kitchen with slab granite counters, brick fireplace, garden, and finished basement with ba (more...)
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 1850602
10460 W 83rd Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,022 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Move-In Ready EZ to Maintain. Newer Carpet and Paint. Beautiful engineered Hardwood Floors in Living Room. Updtd Kitchen has Granite Tiled Cntrs, Upgraded Lighting and All Appliances. Upstairs Baths have Slab Granite Cntrs. Tiled Floors (more...)
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 6798504
6137 Jellison Way
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,320 Sqft | Detached Single Family
OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY 8 / 18 and SUNDAY 8 / 19 12:00-3:00. Original classic Hutchinson ranch home lovingly cared for by its one and only owners. Excellent cosmetic update opportunity to add your personal touches to make it yours, not to (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7997311
6380 Oak St, Unit 102
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 2 BA | 893 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This beautifully updated Ranch style home will exceed your expectations. Centrally located in the heart of Arvada. Main floor entrance with no stairs. Featuring 2 Bedrooms and 2 Full bathrooms. Kitchen updated with newer cherry wood cabin (more...)
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 4753066
7810 W 87th Dr, Unit H
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,011 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful Mountain Vista Village Condo. You’ll feel right at home when you enter this spacious and recently updated penthouse end unit with vaulted ceilings, skylights, wood fireplace and private balcony. Master suite is generousl (more...)
Fireside Realty Group
New To Site
MLS# 4751783
8207 Everett St
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,177 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome to a wonderful house in a great neighborhood of Arvada. The home boasts large spaces, plenty of bedrooms, meticulous maintenance and flexibility for all buyers. Perfect amenities in the house for any size of family with potential fo (more...)
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 3982575
7465 Kendall St
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,286 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home! Located in a quiet neighborhood and street, this 4bd / 2ba home in Arvada has been updated and is turn-key ready!. Inside and outside has been freshly painted. Open main level with lovely updated kitchen features new cabinets, (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3505435
9839 W 65th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,252 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming home in desirable West Arvada! With a beautiful brick exterior, this home features original hardwood floors, plush carpeting, and ample natural light throughout! Kitchen flaunts granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, (more...)
Maxim Properties
New To Site
MLS# 3327661
5630 Dover St
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,028 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming brick home just blocks from Olde Town Arvada! This 3 bedroom 1 bath house has been completely remodeled, and has been well taken care of! New front door and interior doors, paint, light fixtures and swamp cooler with vents going to (more...)
Madison & Company Properties
Open House Aug 19th
MLS# 6217823
5400 Iris St
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,884 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This is the one you've been waiting for. The Seller's purchased this home in 2016. They were fixing the home up for themselves for the first 85-90% of the remodel. It is stunning. The interior fresh and bright. The original cove ceilings g (more...)
Modern Real Estate
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 4883385
7812 Webster Way
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,420 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home to this beautiful updated Arvada ranch, located in Parkway Estates. This 4 Bed 3 bath home features a fully updated kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops, newer appliances, and plenty of storage space. New baths with mod (more...)
Signature Real Estate Corp.
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 4300759
7760 W 87th Dr, Unit C
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 1 BA | 936 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Welcome home to the sought after, beautifully maintained 2-bedroom 1-bathroom Arvada condo. Special attention to details shines with the beautiful high-end engineered flooring throughout. You will enjoy coming home to this warm and inviti (more...)
Signature Real Estate Corp.
New To Site
MLS# 9010877
8364 Chase Dr
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,103 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stunning 4 bed + Den, 3 bath Lake Arbor tri-level with fenced in RV parking. Upgrades include newer kitchen with Stainless appliances, new carpet, vaulted cielings, air-conditioning, new roof and window coverings. 3 bedrooms upstairs with t (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7553920
8255 Dudley Way
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,154 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home to this beautiful updated home in Pomona Lakes subdivision! New interior paint, new carpet, New interior doors throughout. Kitchen has been updated with granite and newer appliances. New garage door should be installed the firs (more...)
Resident Realty
New To Site
MLS# 6433308
7552 Fenton St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,182 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Spacious home on a corner lot in highly desired Arvada. Home is very easy to get around on the inside. Great eastern-southern exposure. With the right blinds you can accommodate your sun times. Perfect for entertaining with 2 living spaces (more...)
Brick & Main Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 6227706
5320 Garland St
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,230 Sqft | Detached Single Family
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 8 / 18 from 11-1PM! Beautifully updated 3 bed, 2 bath brick ranch home in the desirable Arvada neighborhood. Newly refinished hardwood floors in the bright living room. Fully remodeled kitchen features laminate hardwood (more...)
Wisdom Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 8772784
8664 Wilkerson St
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 5,270 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Completely unobstructed views of downtown Denver! Adjacent to open space and walking trail. Inviting foyer w vaulted ceilings and beautiful iron / wood staircase. Chef’s kitchen w gorgeous modern cabinets, backsplash to ceiling, q (more...)
1858 Real Estate
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 8911295
6978 Newman St
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,008 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Awe Inspiring Entertainer's Dream Home. Sprawling Ranch on Lush, Stunningly Landscaped 1 / 2 Acre Lot. Wide Open Plan Offers Vaulted Ceilings, Refinished Wood Floors, New Carpet, Designer Touches Around Every Corner. Gourmet Kitchen with R (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9112327
6365 Orion Ct, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,664 Sqft | Attached Single Family
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AUG 18th 12-2pm. Gorgeous Townhome, mountain views with Large Open Floor Plan. Gourmet Entertainers Kitchen with Large Island, Stainless Steel Appliances including Gas Stove! Large Dining Area adjacent to Kitchen with 3 (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9358108
11266 W 74th Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,737 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully updated three bedroom Ranch in a very quiet sought after Arvada neighborhood. Large fully finished walk out basement with tons of storage. An entertainer's dream, with a large deck and gorgeous mountain views. Mountain views c (more...)
Turner Home Sales
Open House Aug 18th
MLS# 8238601
8386 W 87th Dr, Unit E
Arvada, CO 80005
1 BR | 2 BA | 750 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful 2-story townhome style in Pebble Brook! Rare 1 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-story floorplan. The main level features an open great room with kitchen, pantry and breakfast bar, charming fireplace, washer / dryer and bathroom. Upstairs you' (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4939271
8336 W 87th Dr, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,050 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This is your chance to own a home in the highly desirable Pebble Brook. This wonderful home is located within minutes of schools, parks, restaurants, and public transit. Walk to Caulkins Lake and Nottingham Park. Upon walking in you will be (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
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Cindy Belhumeur, ABR, SRS

Cindy Belhumeur


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