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# 3759496
6848 Zenobia Street 3, Unit 3
Arvada, CO 80030
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,404 Sqft | Residential
A great townhome right by the lake in the sought out community Yacht Club. This home has a fantastic open concept when you enter the front door right off your private front porch. The cozy wood burning fireplace is a rare find to heat u (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9914265
5220 Dudley Street
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,217 Sqft | Residential
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 5039133
8224 Ward Lane
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,282 Sqft | Residential
Stunning and luxurious ranch home in Arvada! This custom designed home, completed in 2016, features extensive upgrades and high end finishes throughout. The main level features an open layout centered around the gourmet kitchen, comple (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
MLS# 8122049
7732 Webster Way
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,980 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to Parkway Estates! Enjoy the convenient location of this home that features your private ski / sledding hill, playground, and dual party decks! The modern farmhouse remodel will WOW you at every turn. The open floor plan on bot (more...)
Open House Jan 25th
MLS# 3033299
14164 W 84th Place
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,544 Sqft | Residential
This beautiful gem in the Five Parks neighborhood is something to behold! Enjoy the "Low Maintenance" lifestyle with this gorgeous patio home where most of you exterior work is done for you! This home features 4 bedrooms, 3 Bathr (more...)
RE/MAX Momentum
New To Site
MLS# 9014608
5544 Lewis Street 205, Unit 205
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,313 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to your next home! This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in beautiful Arvada! This condo provides lots of living space for the whole family, a charming, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood and carpeted floors! Entertaining is easy in (more...)
Atlas Real Estate Group
Open House Jan 26th
MLS# 2484214
6855 Brentwood Court
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,841 Sqft | Residential
The "BISHAM" HOMEPLAN AT HILLSIDE COTTAGES HAS NEARLY SOLD OUT which now leaves the Bisham Model Home available for purchase. This elegant home is full of style; you're instantly captivated by the quality finishes, lofted ceiling (more...)
Royal Oak Realty LLC
Open House Jan 24th
MLS# 4102570
15456 W 64th Loop E, Unit E
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,350 Sqft | Residential
This beautifully nestled townhome is a true neighborhood delight. The main level invites you to an open-concept living room that flows nicely to the kitchen fit for a chef. The center island will gather the closest of friends while you prep (more...)
West and Main Homes Inc
New To Site
MLS# 4608400
9353 Pike Way
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,580 Sqft | Residential
Are you a discriminating buyer looking for a turn key home with designer level upgrades and finishes? This stunning home has had recent updates throughout that includes quartz counters, custom mudroom cabinetry, custom sliding barn doors (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9386010
5300 Beech Street
Arvada, CO 80002
5 BR | 2 BA | 1,788 Sqft | Residential
Arvada Sweetheart!! Don't miss this wonderful, nicely updated 5 Bedroom Appleridge Estates Ranch, one of Arvada's premier Neighborhoods!! This home has been cared for and loved and is ready for you to move right in!! This home features (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
MLS# 9006177
8777 Everett Court
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,370 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to this newly remodeled home in a great location in Arvada. House is tucked into a culdesac. House is up against a greenbelt and just down the street from Stanley Lake. Large 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with great outdoor space as wel (more...)
Modern Real Estate Co
New To Site
MLS# 5803869
16796 W 74th Place
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,129 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully Remodeled Executive Home with all the bells and whistles, inviting colors, lots of light, and ready to move into. Efficient baseboard heat, desirable chef's kitchen with fabulous granite island, newer Bosch appliances, dou (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3222083
8851 Culebra Court
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,126 Sqft | Residential
Simply stunning ranch style home with upgrades galore! True open concept living, the kitchen, eating area and great room are all open to one another. Gourmet kitchen boasts quartz counters, 42" white cabinets, Whirlpool stainless (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 6343563
9606 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80004
1,072 Sqft | Commercial Sale
This property would make an ideal location for another bakery, catering company, deli or quick serve restaurant, or base of operations for a food truck company requiring prep space or expansion into a store. The location also lends itsel (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
Open House Jan 25th
MLS# 9556367
18650 W 93rd Drive
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,988 Sqft | Residential
BETTER THAN NEW, gorgeous Candelas 4 bedroom home with mountain views! This open concept beauty has everything you are looking for! Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms including the master suite and 5 piece ensuite bathroom, laundry, add (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 6271682
9000 W 74th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,332 Sqft | Residential
Location! Location! Location! Directly across the street from Robby Ferrufino park. This home will not disappoint. and #xBD; acre lot with large front low maintenance xeriscape yard and oversized front deck with views of park. Large open c (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
Open House Jan 26th
MLS# 3766540
7006 Orion Lane
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,576 Sqft | Residential
Are you looking to live near a golf course with amazing walking trails? Here is your chance to do exactly that in the sought after Westwoods community. This home sits at the end of a cul de sec which allows for a very private feeling. As yo (more...)
MB Sam Barnes Realty
New To Site
MLS# 7175362
8320 W 66th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,564 Sqft | Residential
Preview a majestic 5-bed, 4-bath home sitting atop a hill with unobstructed views of the Front Range + downtown Denver. The scenery is not only visible from every angle in the interiors but also across the double set of decks that run the (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8634845
18249 W 84th Place
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 5 BA | 3,665 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous single-family, 2-story home complete with $55k in upgrades in the desirable Leyden Rock neighborhood! This move in ready home features 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Den / Office / Flex Space, Loft Area and fully finished Basement (more...)
Ed Prather Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 4442094
6095 Cody Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,424 Sqft | Residential
Come fall in love with this move-in ready Pottery Barn inspired home! Situated on a corner lot in the heart of the Alta Vista neighborhood, this charming ranch offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. The bright and open kitchen with stainless steel (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3230580
6086 Queen Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,480 Sqft | Residential
Red Brick Rancher with Incomparable Pride of Ownership. Move In Ready Home on Wide, Well Kept Allendale Block. Spacious Floorplan Offers Over 2, 400 Finished Square Feet. Newly Refinished Hardwoods on Main. Fresh Paint Throughout. Light, (more...)
Compass - Denver
New To Site
MLS# 8173850
6785 Xenon Drive
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,464 Sqft | Residential
Don't miss this one! Spacious 5-BR, 3 bath Bi-level in popular location, fully fenced backyard with sprinkler front and back, planting area and 2-tier deck, BRAND NEW CARPET, newer furnace / Central AC / HWH. Sunny kitchen has n (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8441591
15456 W 64th Loop
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,350 Sqft | Residential
* * * THIS IS UNIT E * * * This beautifully nestled townhome is a true neighborhood delight. The main level invites you to an open-concept living room that flows nicely to the kitchen fit for a chef. The center island will gather the (more...)
West and Main Homes Inc
New To Site
MLS# 9015162
11640 W 62nd Place 202, Unit 202
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,053 Sqft | Residential
Are you looking for the perfect low maintenance home? This is it. Light, bright, and plenty of storage space this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 floor home is ready for your enjoyment. The property features a main floor family room which flow (more...)
Signature Real Estate Corp.
New To Site
MLS# 8132049
17783 W 84th Drive
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 2 BA | 4,194 Sqft | Residential
Welcome Home! This beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car garage is a must see. The home features a gourmet kitchen, with loads of upgrades including a built in wine shelf. The office nook sits perfectly next to the kitchen, and is a great spac (more...)
Elevate Property Group LLC
Open House Jan 25th
MLS# 5487811
8653 Yule Street
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,566 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful home in Leyden Rock! Your future home offers 3 Bedrooms + a Loft and Bonus Room! The main level has a private Study with double french doors, an open floor plan and stunning dark hardwood flooring. Gourmet Kitchen features Quartz (more...)
TRELORA Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 9291410
6925 Gladiola Street
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,021 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully Updated 2-Story in the Heart of Maple Valley and the Ralston Creek School District! Formal Living Room Boasts Soaring Vaulted Ceilings with Lots of Light. Formal Dining Room Connects to Kitchen for Convenience. Updated Kitchen (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2093587
8432 Everett Way C, Unit C
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,061 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully remodeled Timbercove residence with new exterior and storm doors (has sliding glass and screen), all new 6-panel interior doors with trim, new baseboards, cordless blinds, updated electrical with new switches and outlets. (more...)
Kentwood Real Estate City Properties
New To Site
MLS# 4172442
11503-11523 W 61st Place
Arvada, CO 80004
3,736 Sqft | Residential Income
Incredible investment opportunity central to everything Arvada has to offer. Each unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a living / dining space, kitchen area and eating space. Lower units have updated carpet and 'wood' tile floors. Groun (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5100645
9139 W 50th Lane 101, Unit 101
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,044 Sqft | Residential
Affordable living in the desirable Four Acre Lakes! Enjoy this maintenance-free living with Garrison Lake seconds away with biking, trails, stunning greenery, and more! Fantastic location with proximity to Olde Town Arvada, G-line and I (more...)
Kentwood Real Estate Cherry Creek
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