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# 8891304
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 2 blocks from the lake! Beautifully updated 2-story with finished basement! Spacious, open main level with lovely updated kitchen, hardwood floors, fireplace and (more...)
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MLS# 8902994
6725 W 84th Way, Unit 61
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,014 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Location Location Location Great end unit town home next to Lake Arbor Golf Course. On greenbelt that runs beside hole number 11 offering unique private setting and beautiful views! 3 large Bedrooms upstairs and 1 in Basement. Spacious Li (more...)
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MLS# 8375264
6190 Brentwood St
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,422 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wonderful brick ranch on corner lot in desirable area near old town Arvada, restaurants, shops and light rail access just a few minutes away. Huge park with great disc golf course at the end of the street. Updated kitchen with stainless ap (more...)
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MLS# 5806999
6390 Coors Ln
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,327 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Absolutely delightful, beautiful townhome on a secluded street. Nice, gated and fenced entry to unit. Kitchen remodeled and shines with beautiful white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and under-counter lighting. You'll love the beaut (more...)
Open House Apr 28th
MLS# 3860639
13339 W 87th Dr
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 5 BA | 4,218 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Be ready to be Wowed! Stunning Remington Home. Vaulted entry way with beautiful staircase, wrought iron banisters invites you to this open floor plan 10' ceilings. Beautiful wood flooring. Brand new Carpet in main and upper levels. Profes (more...)
Preferred Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 9034913
5725 W 71st Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,849 Sqft | Detached Single Family
FULL REMODEL!! Very well done updated and remodeled home in Patio subdivision. This great 3 bedroom 3 bath home features Granite Counter tops, white shaker soft closing cabinets, new stainless steel appliance package, Water Proof Flooring, (more...)
Real Broker LLC
New To Site
MLS# 4517671
16916 W 63rd Dr
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,535 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Desirable Sunrise Ridge townhome! Nestled in a quiet West Arvada pool community with peaceful mountain views all around. This is one not to miss! Walk to the newly renovated West Woods Golf Course and restaurant. Enjoy the nearby Arvada Res (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
New To Site
MLS# 4269289
7829 Dover Ct
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,991 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This great home sits at the end of a great cul de sac, with an amazing yard and deck. Mountain views from your hot tub. The front living room is huge and opens to the kitchen and dining room area that exits to the backyard. Go down a (more...)
Madison & Company Properties
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MLS# 8333223
15446 W 64th Loop, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,424 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful 5 months new townhome in the highly popular WesTown Development in Arvada. So much to offer - fantastic location, end unit facing one of the 4 parks throughout the development. Sunny and bright this unit has windows galore and o (more...)
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MLS# 6822936
8338 W 69th Way
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,712 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully remodeled and upgraded 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home conveniently located in Arvada with views of Denver, Pike's Peak and the foothills. The main floor features a modern open layout perfect for gathering and entertaining. The kit (more...)
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MLS# 9384335
6838 W 84th Cir, Unit 8
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,026 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This super-clean town home has nicely updated features so you can move right in. Kitchen cabinets and appliances are newer; there's an eating bar off the kitchen plus room for a full dining table in the living / dining room. Living room o (more...)
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MLS# 6025042
19089 W 92nd Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,855 Sqft | Detached Single Family
NEW! AVAILABLE JULY 2018! This home offers a main floor study, covered patio, drop and store off owner's entry, and walk-in pantry! 2-plus car garage, full unfinished basement with 9 foot ceilings. Beautiful designer finishes include extend (more...)
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MLS# 5729184
9170 Fig St
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,963 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home. An Arvada gem located in highly desired Whisper Creek. This gorgeous two-story home has mountain and Stanley Lake views! One will be hard pressed to find an updated well-maintained home that has such great affordability. Upon (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
MLS# 9448968
6279 Devinney Cir
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 5 BA | 3,876 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wow! This is your next home! Lots of windows and plenty of sunshine. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, tile back splash, and newer appliances. The master suite has a remodeled bathroom with a 4' x 5' travertine shower, tile floors an (more...)
8Z Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 5230022
6818 Routt St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,271 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Very seldom do you come across a home in Casa Granada! It is a highly coveted “tucked away” neighborhood that boasts homes MUCH MORE expensive (you cannot over improve here)! You are literally steps to the PARK, and the quaint (more...)
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MLS# 7178818
7750 W 87th Dr, Unit M
Arvada, CO 80005
1 BR | 1 BA | 723 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Great for the first time buyer or investor. Home features updated kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tile flooring, skylights and a wood burning fireplace. Located across from a park, with easy access to the Wad (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6645341
14290 W 54th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,048 Sqft | Detached Single Family
* Open House Sat, April 21 from 2pm-4pm * Unincorporated Jefferson County has some fantastic spots hidden along back roads and this home is one of them sitting on a 3 / 4 acre lot. Ranch-style home that has been completely updated from the (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4814985
8494 Depew St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,324 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Are you on the search for the perfect place to live and entertain? Look no further! This newly updated home features a trendy yard that’s perfect for entertaining. With a cozy covered patio and beautiful lighting, plus a sandbox and p (more...)
Destination Denver Realty
New To Site
MLS# 8118022
8933 W 78th Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,226 Sqft | Detached Single Family
A Welcome Home! Good looking Ranch Style Home sitting on a HUGE Corner Lot! One of the Biggest Lots in the area!! Requires some updates and the roof may need to be replaced but priced to compensate!! With your personal touches it will mak (more...)
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MLS# 7364765
17527 W 87th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 5,270 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Fantastic home with sweeping views! This nearly new home in Leyden Rock is a dream! Outdoor charm is spot on with two separate garages and craftsman details.This home sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with views of downtown Denver and a (more...)
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MLS# 6278804
6073 Field St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,500 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Professionally and Artfully Renovated Sprawling Ranch with Avid Attention to Detail. Open Concept Great Room Begs to Entertain with New and Refurbed Wood Floors, Painted Brick Gas Fireplace, Custom Lighting and Luxe Living / Dining / C (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5086179
6005 Nelson St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,080 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Large brick ranch home on corner lot in the Allendale neighborhood in Arvada. Unlike other homes in the neighborhood this property has 1,700 sq / ft, 4 beds, and 2 baths all above ground, half bath in basement! There is partially finished b (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 5347644
6283 Kilmer Loop, Unit 206
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,349 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Welcome home to this coveted Westwood Villa end unit condominium that stands out from the rest with more extra windows and much more natural light. Simulated luxury living and a financially healthy HOA makes this condo a rare find. Super fu (more...)
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MLS# 3696965
6735 W 84th Cir, Unit 72
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,140 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Great opportunity in Lake Arbor Fairways. This 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Townhome features an Open Floor Plan, Stone Fireplace, Master Bedroom with attached Bath, Spacious Closets, Includes all appliances and a 2 Car Attached Basement Garage. (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
New To Site
MLS# 9103185
6204 Quitman St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,130 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great for first time buyers. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and partially finished basement. Basement is carpeted with an overhead projection TV and surround sound. Great for entertaining family and friends. Gleaming floors and an open layout with ple (more...)
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MLS# 6522850
8630 Zircon Way
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,365 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Come enjoy the panoramic city and mountain views from both oversized walkout decks! Spacious 3060 finished sq ft of modern charm. Gourmet, open-concept kitchen with upgraded appliances. Quality hard wood flooring throughout majority of main (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices IRE
New To Site
MLS# 3623883
6940 Independence St
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,255 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Looking for a fun and unique space?! Look no further! This home has it all. Originally built in 1942, this home has charm and space, plus a large, private lot. Upon entering the home, you are greeted by a foyer that opens into an expansive (more...)
Kentwood City Properties
New To Site
MLS# 3264107
16605 W 85th Ln, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,892 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath home has all the upgrades of luxury living. Custom draperies, window coverings, wood floors, skylights for added natural lighting, full wet bar in basement. Everything in this home has been done to high end (more...)
MODUS Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 6281334
6398 Jellison Way
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,330 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This is a beautiful ranch style home with full size basement! Fully and beautifully remodeled with new everything; new cabinets, countertops, stove, fridge, microwave, tile, carpet, paint, and gorgeous master suite with attached private 4 p (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5532152
8677 Iris St
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 3,766 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Outstanding Pond 2 story in perfect condition. 4 bedroom, 1 3 / 4 bath up, large master bedroom, family room with gas fireplace, office or play area off the family room, bright kitchen with eating area and new appliances. Basement is 80% fi (more...)
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Cindy Belhumeur, ABR, SRS

Cindy Belhumeur


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