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)  Read More

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
$484,000
MLS# 6710270
Active
15037 W 68th Place
Arvada, CO 80007
1,827 Sqft | Residential
This modern model home is finished and ready for a new owner! This energy plus, sustainably built, modern townhome is located in the award-winning Geos Neighborhood. It showcases beautifully with hardwood floors throughout, modern kitche (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
New To Site
$560,000
MLS# 4494506
Active
6052 Alkire Court
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 4 BA | 3,008 Sqft | Residential
Welcome Home! Spectacular home on corner lot, steps from two of Arvada's finest parks - Meadow Lake / Meadowlake Park and Wyndham Park - as well as surrounding trails. Walk in the front door of this turn-key beauty and find vaulted ceili (more...)
Buffalo Powell Real Estate
New To Site
$657,800
MLS# 8265893
Active
18047 W 95th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,663 Sqft | Residential
June Move in Ready Home on a corner lot. Features a full unfinished garden level walk out basement. 4 bedroom 3 1 / 2 bathrooms, plus study with a cooks kitchen and a sun-room. Covered deck and a 3 car garage. Front and backyard landsc (more...)
First Summit Realty
New To Site
$450,000
MLS# 9853620
Active
6278 W 63rd Place
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,328 Sqft | Residential
A rare gem in Arvada. Beautifully maintained and updated ranch home, short distance from Old Town Arvada. Enjoy open floor living space on the main. As you walk into the home you will experience detail and character. The hallway tile is go (more...)
Radix Real Estate Co
New To Site
$500,000
MLS# 1536910
Active
7252 Eaton Circle
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,297 Sqft | Residential
This is a great home in a great location! The kitchen is beautifully updated including granite counters, custom backsplash and stainless steel appliances. There is new flooring, carpeting and updated bathrooms throughout. The room mast (more...)
RE/MAX Professionals
New To Site
$455,000
MLS# 9388126
Active
7700 Robinson Way
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,659 Sqft | Residential
1939 Charmer, yet thoughtfully updated. Wood work- Wood Floors adds to Vintage Charm. Formal Dining, Cozy Kitchen, Bonus room adjacent to Kitchen, Living room with Fireplace. Upper level features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Mature Landscap (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
New To Site
$475,000
MLS# 4894723
Active
6356 Fenton Street
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,046 Sqft | Residential
Newly Remodeled!! This beautiful 5 bedroom Arvada home has refinished hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances, new granite counters, new carpet, new paint, new windows, new roof, new concrete patio! It will feel like you're c (more...)
Compass - Denver
New To Site
$875,000
MLS# 1926045
Active
15652 W 79th Place
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 4 BA | 4,385 Sqft | Residential
A garage lovers dream! This beautiful, well maintained, updated home is a rare opportunity in the heart of Arvada. 3 bed, 3 1 / 2 bath, walkout on just under 1 / 2 acre with mountain views in unincorporated Jefferson County. Over-sized (more...)
C3 Real Estate Solutions LLC
New To Site
$460,000
MLS# 2102903
Active
6780 Zephyr Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,290 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully Updated 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home in Scenic Heights, Open Floor Plan, New Paint Inside and Out, New Lighting, Beautiful Hardwood Flooring on Main, Kitchen Features New Wood Cabinets, Quartz Counter Tops, Breakfast Bar wit (more...)
JDI INVESTMENTS
New To Site
$435,000
MLS# 4908866
Active
6542 Upham Street
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,074 Sqft | Residential
Meticulously maintained single-family ranch-style home in Arvada. Home offers 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. Main level has Living Room with gorgeous fireplace and stone surround, large updated eat-in Kitchen with 42 and #x201D; cabinetry. Hu (more...)
TRELORA Colorado
New To Site
$485,000
MLS# 8103357
Active
6162 Van Gordon Street
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,538 Sqft | Residential
This beautiful home has been very well maintained and upgraded, move in ready and no work needed! and #xD; and #xA;Fully fenced with tons of privacy, includes a covered deck and plenty of space in the backyard with a dog run and shed. New (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
New To Site
$420,000
MLS# 8472222
Active
8274 Eaton Way
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,404 Sqft | Residential
Amazing move-in-ready ranch with unique touches throughout! Awesome location within walking distance to shopping, schools, entertainment, and the Lake Arbor Community Park. Easy access to downtown Denver, Boulder, Golden, and Colorado (more...)
DISTINCTIVE HOMES AND LIVING
New To Site
$358,000
MLS# 2235959
Active
6748 Zenobia Loop 1, Unit 1
Arvada, CO 80030
2 BR | 2 BA | 2,838 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful, updated Ranch style townhome with huge full basement ready for your finishing touches. This rare gem also includes an added sunroom and oversized lot, both of which are features that are only found in this stunning home at The (more...)
Redfin Corporation
New To Site
$324,900
MLS# 5471149
Active
6880 Xavier Circle 1, Unit 1
Arvada, CO 80030
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,960 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful 2-Story Home with Lake Views and Walk-Out Basement in Highly Desirable Yacht Club Community Adjacent to Hidden Lake! Open Floorplan with Vaulted Ceilings, Skylights, Exposed Wood Beams, Hardwood Floors and Ledge Stone Wood Burn (more...)
Brokers Guild Real Estate
New To Site
$921,000
MLS# 5403708
Active
5778 Howell Court
Arvada, CO 80403
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,614 Sqft | Residential
NEWLY BUILT and #x2013; MODERN and #x2013; MOTHER-IN-LAW Don and #x2019;t wait for a new build when you will find modern features and style in this 2016 semi-custom Rambler in Candlelight Crest. This unique master level main, ranch sty (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
New To Site
$375,000
MLS# 7171755
Active
15316 W 66th Drive G, Unit G
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,525 Sqft | Residential
Come home to your gorgeous 2 story townhome with attached 2-car garage. Unwind in your oversized master bedroom with massive 5-piece master bath and large walk-in closet. Private upstairs bedroom with walk-in closet and it's own attached ba (more...)
Resident Realty North Metro LLC
New To Site
$399,000
MLS# 3360730
Active
12710 W 67th Way
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,983 Sqft | Residential
This property is in an amazing location near Gibbs Park with immediate access to trails and biking. The main level has beautiful new floors and a family room with a cozy wood-burning fireplace that extends out to the private fenced patio an (more...)
Porchlight Real Estate Group
New To Site
$342,500
MLS# 1839587
Active
6820 Xavier Circle 4, Unit 4
Arvada, CO 80030
3 BR | 4 BA | 1,960 Sqft | Residential
Steps away from Hidden Lake with VIEWS from Every Level! * Enjoy Views from your Kitchen, Private Deck, Lofted Study and Backyard * Located in the desirable Yacht Club Community, a serene complex * Best Location with Community Pool nestl (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential 14
New To Site
$689,000
MLS# 7647277
Active
15709 W 95th Place
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,610 Sqft | Residential
Now you get to start LIVING THE DREAM!! Enjoy the most relaxing times with ENVIABLE VISTAS! You are going to LOVE living in this gorgeous RANCH style home with its north-facing PATIO and WALK-OUT BASEMENT! The MOUNTAIN VIEWS are absolutely (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
New To Site
$525,000
MLS# 5341250
Active
16842 W 86th Drive
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,991 Sqft | Residential
Virtual Open House Friday at 5:15pm. Join us on Zoom at https: / / zoom.us / j / 519951603 (copy and paste the link into your browser). Also view our 3-D Matterport tour for a floor plan and tour. Just driving into this beautiful community (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
$369,646
MLS# 2353991
Active
19649 W 92nd Drive D, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,249 Sqft | Residential
This BRAND NEW 2-story townhome offers a contemporary floor plan. Open kitchen with 42" white cabinets, bright quartz countertops, a breakfast bar and a dining nook. Easy to maintain hardwood laminate flooring on main level. Upstairs (more...)
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL 56
New To Site
$410,000
MLS# 4542371
Active
10790 W 69th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,292 Sqft | Residential
Ranch-style home with a full basement in a wonderful neighborhood! Very easy to show. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 car garage + RV parking. Nice backyard with large patio area, Sprinkler System, Storage Shed, Corner Lot, Kitchen Pantr (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
New To Site
$405,000
MLS# 6700362
Active
6600 W 66th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,638 Sqft | Residential
Ranch style home in Lamar Heights! Neat as a pin 3 bedrooms 2 bath near old town Arvada! Well Cared for home and its super clean! New roof, gutters and siding replaced in 2017 and New exterior paint at that time. Seller has added a stack (more...)
RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS
New To Site
$420,000
MLS# 9001808
Active
6350 Quail Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,288 Sqft | Residential
Well maintained and cared for home located in the popular Ralston Creek neighborhood. Close to schools and all the charm of Old Town Arvada with beautiful mountain views. This home boasts a professionally landscaped front yard with a stamp (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
New To Site
$1,275,000
MLS# 9849575
Active
12996 W 81st Place
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 5 BA | 7,174 Sqft | Residential
Tucked away on a cul-de-sac, this impressive custom-built house stands out in Alkire Estates! 2 finished garages will make any car lovers' dreams come true! 7-car capacity plus 2 workshops, golf driving net and more! 3 boilers supply ra (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
New To Site
$410,000
MLS# 6129574
Active
5933 W 75th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,739 Sqft | Residential
Fabulous ranch home in Wood Creek! This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and walk-out basement. Open floor plan, kitchen with granite countertops, bamboo flooring, and kitchen opens to large deck. Newer furnace, solar panels, a (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
New To Site
$575,000
MLS# 7368294
Active
18630 W 93rd Drive
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,264 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to 18630 W 93rd Dr. This newly constructed home is spacious, full of natural light and has a stunning, open floor plan, 3 bedrooms + an office. The upper level features a bedroom, loft + full bathroom with two sinks - great for (more...)
West and Main Homes Inc
New To Site
$600,000
MLS# 2381860
Active
10850 W 84th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 4,355 Sqft | Residential
This home is a must see! Enjoy the views from your kitchen + family room + both secondary bedrooms + basement all overlooking the Bridledale Equestrian Community. Gently sloping rolling hills, green pastures and mountain views from your pr (more...)
West and Main Homes Inc
New To Site
$399,900
MLS# 5321402
Active
5253 Arbutus Street
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,766 Sqft | Residential
From the moment you arrive, this wonderfully updated Apple Ridge Estates home will amaze you with charm and beauty! The bright living area will welcome your guests with glistening floors, custom accent wall and a beautiful fireplace to wa (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
$825,000
MLS# 4941290
Active
8428 Poppy Loop
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 4 BA | 5,800 Sqft | Residential
Live Virtual Open House Thur, April 2 5:00pm. Join us on Zoom https: / / zoom.us / j / 181274429 (copy and paste the link). Also check out the Matterport 3-D floorplan and walk-through. This home is not lived in and is germ free. Go (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
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