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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MLS# 3555084
Active (List Price)
6690 W 84th Way, Unit 32
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,140 Sqft | Attached Single Family
The Arvada community welcomes you to the neighborhood! This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome is sure to catch your eye! This home provides lots of living space for the whole family, with a cozy, wood-burning fireplace! Entertaining is easy (more...)
Atlas Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 3467040
Active (List Price)
6470 Moss Cir
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,608 Sqft | Detached Single Family
You found it! Don't miss this tastefully remodeled home minutes away from dining, shopping and fun. This completely updated home is filled with modern finishes and personal touches. This four bedroom three bath home has a spacious open floo (more...)
Metro Brokers / 5280 Homebuyers
New To Site
MLS# 1587964
Active (List Price)
15510 W 64th Pl, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,350 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This unit smells new! Move in ready with numerous options and upgrades. Seller has upgraded multiple things after move in- garage door opener, modern light fixtures throughout, central ac unit, refrigerator, window coverings and more. This (more...)
Modern Real Estate Co
New To Site
MLS# 3428524
Active (List Price)
18562 W 93rd Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 5 BA | 4,434 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This stunning 2 story corner lot home in Candelas has all the upgrades. Get cooking in a top of the line Chef's Kitchen with Whirlpool appliances, gas range with hood, double ovens, soft-close cabinets (throughout the home), wine fridge, a (more...)
Colorado Life Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 2967905
Active (List Price)
6753 Kipling St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,292 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful Arvada West ranch features refinished hardwood floors, new carpet in basement. All of the stainless steel appliances are 1yr old. Fantastic covered trex deck, utility shed for all of your yard maintenance equipment. Double pane wi (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 5137325
Active (List Price)
6156 W 75th Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,924 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Charming ranch-style home in the Highlands neighborhood in Arvada priced under $400k. Open floor plan on the main level. Kitchen has hardwood floors and newer stainless steel appliances. Three bedrooms and one full bathroom upstairs with (more...)
Compass - Denver
New To Site
MLS# 7359241
Active (List Price)
9255 W 57th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002
1.52 Acres | Land
Location, Location, Location+Zoning=OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME!!!! The property is zoned PUD-BPR and sits on 1.5 acres with mountain views and irrigation ditch water rights. See the city of Arvada website for zoning / allowable uses. This la (more...)
West and Main Homes Inc
New To Site
MLS# 6811407
Active (List Price)
14517 W 57th Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 4 BA | 6,434 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Immaculate Custom Ranch Home in Desirable Candlelight Valley of Arvada! Brand new Carpet, new Kitchen Granite Countertops, and New Marble Backsplash! A must see and a gem in the neighborhood! Over 6400 square feet with Walkout Basement! (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3900220
Active (List Price)
17450 W 94th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,346 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This modern, like-new, William Lyons Ellington ranch home is a stunner! Original owners have kept this home in immaculate condition. This home has the WOW factor! Featuring an incredible living room space and an expansive and open kitchen w (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential 14
New To Site
MLS# 6370362
Active (List Price)
6997 Quay Ct
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,078 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Spacious 4 bed / 2 bath home in sought after Arvada neighborhood. On the main floor, you'll find a space for a formal living room, dining room and bright kitchen. Kitchen has updated cabinetry and stainless steel appliances with bamboo fl (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2400866
Active (List Price)
8833 Crestone St
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,744 Sqft | Detached Single Family
NEW open 2 story with huge master suite and retreat. Loaded with upgrades, wood floors, granite and corian counters, gourmet kitchen. Oversize 4 car garage for all the toys! Community pool , steps to walking trails, parks and open space (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
New To Site
MLS# 4364557
Active (List Price)
8753 Crestone St
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 4 BA | 4,275 Sqft | Detached Single Family
NEW open ranch floor plan loaded with upgrades. Wood and tile floors, granite and corian counter tops. 3 bed 4 bath with study and 1,200 sq ft unfinished area in basement. Great location steps to walking trails, park and pool. Large roo (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
New To Site
MLS# 6632960
Active (List Price)
18641 W 87th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,803 Sqft | Detached Single Family
NEW Ranch model walkout basement with mountain and city views, surrounded by open space. This home is loaded with upgrades, 10 ft ceilings on main floor, open floor plan, wood floors and granite counters. Just steps to park, walking trails (more...)
RE/MAX Masters Millennium
New To Site
MLS# 2792184
Active (List Price)
17075 W 62nd Cir
Arvada, CO 80403
5 BR | 5 BA | 4,785 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful home on a large corner lot in desirable Sunrise Ridge! Benefit from the owned solar panels and new windows throughout making this home extremely energy efficient, owner says they do not pay an electric bill! Dramatic entrance wi (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4279964
Active (List Price)
14991 W 70th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,840 Sqft | Detached Single Family
If you are looking for easy living this great 4 bedroom home is for you! Beautifully maintained this 2017 ranch has a lovely entry that opens to 2 bedrooms and a full bath with a double sink and custom tile shower. The kitchen is large and (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3636373
Active (List Price)
7163 Vivian Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,006 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Newly painted 3 bed 3 bath ranch with finshed basement and oversized two car garage. Included newer concrete drive and sidewalks, huge yard, covered patio with nice trees and shrubs. Inside has newer carpeting (main floor) and all appli (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4712711
Active (List Price)
8232 Dudley Way
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,600 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This home can be occupied immediately but needs some TLC. Great location backing to Weber Elementary school and near Stanley Lake, several parks and Pomona High School. This is a mature neighborhood and this property has mature landscaping (more...)
MB Pezzuti & Associates
New To Site
MLS# 6008660
Active (List Price)
11340 W 84th Pl
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 2,558 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wonderful main floor living in this completely remodeled home. New carpet and paint. Updated kitchen with stainless appliances, gas cook top, slab granite counters, beautiful wood cabinets, hardwood floors. Large vaulted family room with 2 (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8412780
Active (List Price)
7669 Kendall St
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,728 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Excellent condition. New carpeting. New Paint. Updated Bath and Kitchen. Huge patio in significant, private back yard with 6' wood privacy fence. Full basement, ready for your finish. Basement floor replaced with perimeter French drain in (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6987841
Active (List Price)
11540 W 70th Pl, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,094 Sqft | Attached Single Family
FULLY REMODELED! Gorgeous, open and bright, this town home has been completely updated. You'll love cooking in this kitchen with dark stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops, and a spacious pantry / storage area. The main floor (more...)
MB Living It Up!
New To Site
MLS# 7711307
Active (List Price)
8980 W 64th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,280 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Nicely updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home ready for you to make your own! All new paint, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet as well as new lighting and door hardware throughout! Kitchen has new SS appliances, a new kitchen sink, break (more...)
Re/Max Urban Properties
New To Site
MLS# 7374985
Active (List Price)
16056 W 94th Dr
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,838 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Amazing home with gorgeous mountain views. Open chef's kitchen with double ovens, gas range and pantry. Huge kitchen island with ample seating perfect for entertaining. Family room with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and fun updat (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 5566559
Active (List Price)
6421 W 77th Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 2,619 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Sprawling ranch style home ready for you to move in and call home! 3 bedrooms on main level and 2 bathrooms * Natural hardwood floors throughout living room and bedrooms * Spacious kitchen with appliances included * Large backyard thats g (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6098749
Active (List Price)
8799 Johnson St
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,465 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful remodel on quiet cul-de-sac in The Pond offers large lot with stunning lake and mountain views! Main floor features gorgeous LifeProof Luxury flooring. Full kitchen renovation (2018) includes raised ceiling with recessed lighting, (more...)
8z Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 6229760
Active (List Price)
6245 W 61st Ave
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,768 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Open 10 / 19, 10-1 and 10 / 20, 12-3! This is the one you have been waiting for. Immaculate, top-to-bottom remodel on this lovely ranch home 1 mile from Olde Town. Beautiful, refinished original hard wood floors throughout the main floor. (more...)
Fortera Realty
New To Site
MLS# 2785645
Active (List Price)
7018 Torrey St
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 4 BA | 3,554 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Location, views, updates! This home has them all! Classic 2-story located on the Westwoods Golf Course, you'll be stunned by city and mesa views! Home has recently been updated throughout and features interior paint, a gorgeous fireplace, (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 9457678
Active (List Price)
19554 W 85th Blf
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 5,018 Sqft | Detached Single Family
If you're looking for a nearly new, move-in ready home with spectacular views, look no further! Backs permanent open space. Stunning 2-story in award winning Leyden Rock. Immaculate condition, enter onto dark hardwood floors and a curved (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 7545351
Active (List Price)
5814 Swadley Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,607 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This beautifully updated 2-story is in a prime Arvada location! The gourmet kitchen features a huge island, maple cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in pantry. Spacious living room with fireplace. Dining roo (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4534237
Active (List Price)
6405 Independence Way
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,252 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Tons of potential in this sunny and well maintained home on a beautiful corner lot. Main level living has 2 beds / 2 baths, while the lower level is about 75% finished with a large family room with knotty pine, an additional bed and bath, c (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7888449
Active (List Price)
5655 Estes St
Arvada, CO 80002
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,164 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This completely renovated and spacious ranch is the home you have been waiting for! The open-concept living space is a rare find in beautiful Arvada. Updated contemporary Chef’s kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, gas range, (more...)
Compass - Denver
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