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# 5702679
6545 W 84th Way, Unit 123
Arvada, CO 80003
1 BR | 1 BA | 1,228 Sqft | Attached Single Family
AAA SPECIAL!! ...Arvada And Affordable! ...Fireplace in living room, central a / c, one car attached garage plus reserved parking space, spacious upstairs bedroom, vaulted ceilings, walkin closet, soaking tub, all appliances stay, dining ar (more...)
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MLS# 2677422
18992 W 84th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,739 Sqft | Detached Single Family
What Makes a Perfect Colorado Home? It would be set against the backdrop of views of the Rocky Mountains, brand new and loaded with high end designer finishes, in an amenity rich community, ready to move-in with all appliances, window cover (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 3518851
19012 W 84th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,851 Sqft | Detached Single Family
You Will Fall in LOVE With Leyden Rock, Brand New Homes Nestled Against the Backdrop of the Rocky Mountains! The Brookstone has a 2-story foyer that wows your guests, and the open floorplan is perfect for entertaining with a spacious family (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 5926820
19011 W 84th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,508 Sqft | Detached Single Family
The Stunning Monterey by Lennar is a True Dream Home in a Fabulous Arvada Location with the Backdrop of the Famous Rocky Mountains! You'll fall in love with the amazing kitchen with slab granite, huge center island, upgraded cabinetry, exte (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 7685394
19032 W 84th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 2 BA | 3,799 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Leyden Rock is Arvada's Favorite Community, and This Location is Impossible to Beat! The Graham is the one story living you've been searching for, with designer upgrades and touches throughout. This home begs for entertaining, with the kitc (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 2137334
5635 Carr St
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,423 Sqft | Detached Single Family
You won't find a better location in Olde Town Arvada, only blocks from the Light Rail! Completely updated! Immaculate and well cared for! Move in ready! Hardwood floors in kitchen, living room and dining room. Beautiful backyard with a (more...)
Hughes & Associates Real Estate Professionals
New To Site
MLS# 5805661
19434 W 85th Blf
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 5,218 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Don't miss seeing this immaculate 2-Story home located in the popular Leyden Rock subdivision. Over $100k in builder and homeowner upgrades and features!Backing to open space the home has many panoramic mountain and city views!The spacious (more...)
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MLS# 9117013
6253 W 78th Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,814 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome Home! This updated Parkway Estates ranch home has much to offer. Open floor plan great for entertaining with beautiful hardwood floors and lots of natural light. A chef's dream kitchen with newer stainless appliances, fabulous bu (more...)
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MLS# 9180373
10840 W 68th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,540 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stan Lewis really knew how to build a timeless home! This beautiful Maplewood Estates classic is just one example of a well built, thoughtful floor plan that serves families of all sizes. 4 bedrooms (one non-conforming) plus a study along w (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 1578153
7313 Grant Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,424 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Enjoy walking distance to all of the amenities that Historic Olde Town Arvada has to offer, can’t really get much closer to the action, diagonally situated across from McLlovy Park, permitted parking spot out front with an elongated d (more...)
Hart Realty Group
New To Site
MLS# 5074267
6400 Marshall St
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,136 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Make This Enchanting Arvada Ranch Home For The Holidays! Step Inside To Find An Expansive Living Room With Rich Wood Floors, Huge Picture Window And Fireplace To Keep You Warm! Kitchen Has A Fresh Remodel That Is Sure To Impress Including S (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9800310
7307 W 64th Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,324 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Amazing updated Arvada ranch. Hardwood floors, Stainless Steel appliances, Granite, formal dining area, New carpet. New interior and Exterior paint. Big backyard for entertaining. RV parking, tons of off-street parking.
New To Site
MLS# 2976107
6581 Urban Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,026 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Great all brick ranch in established neighborhood in the heart of Arvada. Hardwood floors under carpet. Great location for access North or South. Home boasts very large back yard ready for entertaining. Home has been pre-appraised. Huge 2 c (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9575129
17234 W 84th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,385 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Amazing light filled home in the Leyden Rock Community! Spacious yet cozy, this house boasts a large kitchen that flows directly into the dining area and living room! Drop your shoes and keys off in the mud room on your way in from the tw (more...)
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MLS# 5494103
9548 Lupine Way
Arvada, CO 80007
6 BR | 5 BA | 5,136 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Entering the private front patio on this 11,618 sq ft corner lot in desirable Candelas, you get a welcoming feeling walking into the foyer with custom built-in coat tree and cabinets. Stunning chef kitchen: dual refrigerators, dual dishwa (more...)
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MLS# 2744701
14137 W 84th Cir, Unit C
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,276 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Need A Perfect Home For $350K? You Just Found It! Picture Perfect Location Situated Atop The Rolling Hills Of Five Parks Village. Flawless Condo Featuring Stunning Mountain Views To Enjoy From Either Of The 2 Private Patios. Brilliantly Fin (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3635129
7161 Deframe Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,242 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Pride of ownership shows on this one! This beautiful 2 story home is located in the desirable area of Ralston Valley. You will have room for the whole family and all your guests with the large dining room which flows into a spacious kitchen (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
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MLS# 9207208
15037 68th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,827 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This energy plus, sustainably built, modern townhome is located in the award-winning Geos Neighborhood in Arvada. It showcases beautifully with hardwood floors throughout, modern kitchen design, energy efficient appliances, optimal sun expo (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
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MLS# 5034416
6400 Wright St
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,752 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Spacious 3 BR, 2 Bath townhome in popular Woodcrest. * * Updated with new flooring and new paint throughout, new furnace and new A / C. * * Tons of amenities including desirable * * end unit, * * * * 2 private balconies, * * 2 (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7474096
6160 Dover St
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,187 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Stunning home with all the upgrades! Be part of Arvada's suburban lifestyle. Here is your chance to own an amazing midcentury remodeled and updated ranch. The family room is designed as an open concept offering a wall of oversized windows (more...)
Metrowest Real Estate Solutions
New To Site
MLS# 8180553
8283 Moss Cir
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 3,962 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home to a Better-than-new ranch home in private Leyden Ranch! Located in the highly desirable part of west Arvada. Spacious and open floor plan with dramatic tall ceilings, beautiful light and an airy kitchen with upgraded kitchen (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 1972391
6287 W 61st Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,072 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Motorcycles, Cars, Arts, Crafts, Fitness.... Pick your passion and let it ride in the detached garage / workshop. 576 sf awaits plus there's a separate 1 car attached garage too. Inside find New HVAC, New On Demand Hot Water Heater, New R (more...)
Aspen Grove Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 8942060
13048 W 65th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,704 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This is a beautiful, well kept home in Arvada. It offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a deck that overlooks the fenced in back yard, a nice storage shed, an over sized 2 car garage, and it is within minutes to the school and park. The upstairs (more...)
Colorado Realty Network Inc.
New To Site
MLS# 2908673
7922 Chase Cir, Unit 134
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 1 BA | 824 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautifully Updated Townhome in Desirable Westdale! New Flooring throughout, Fresh Paint and FULLY UPDATED BATHROOM. Master Bedroom has a large walk-in closet with built-in shelving. Newer Cabinets, newer stove / oven and dishwasher, newe (more...)
Keller Williams Executives
New To Site
MLS# 4149839
8854 W 75th Way
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,800 Sqft | Detached Single Family
* This home is move in ready * Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom back splash and wood flooring * Bathrooms are updated * New roof and water heater * 2 car garage is oversized, painted and insulated * Backs to huge par (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 9820672
5360 Iris St
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,146 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautifully remodeled ranch home in a great Arvada location. Spacious living room boasts red oak hardwood floors throughout. Open floor plan with beautiful chef's kitchen featuring quartz countertops, SS appliances, large island with breakf (more...)
Wisdom Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 7829761
8386 Noble Ct
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,408 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Enjoy unobstructed views of the mountains across open space all the way to Pikes Peak. Professionally landscaped and fenced yard with room to play and to make it your own. A favorite 3 bed, 3 bath, 3 car tandem garage floorplan in the disti (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5747510
6124 W 84th Way
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,728 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming Split Level in Lake Arbor features 3 beds, 2 baths, family room, living room, kitchen, dining room and 2 car attached garage. Located in a well-established neighborhood. Neutral tones throughout make it easy to picture yourself cal (more...)
Total Concept Real Estate Services
New To Site
MLS# 7116077
8339 W 75th Way
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,762 Sqft | Detached Single Family
New To Site
MLS# 9283225
6571 Nile Cir
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,888 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome home to this completely remodeled 5 bedroom beauty! Newer carpet, paint, hardware and fixtures throughout! Great room concept with vaulted ceilings and tons of windows~Cozy fireplace in family room opens to large kitchen and e (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
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