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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$7,200,000
MLS# 6235065
Active
6700 Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada, CO 80003
29,590 Sqft | Commercial Sale
26 unit property near Olde Town Arvada. Property consists mostly of 3Bd units renting for $2, 000 / month!
Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors
New
$2,500,000
MLS# 1725173
Active
9505 Alkire Street
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 7 BA | 5,555 Sqft | Residential
Privately gated, this exquisite French Country home exudes elegance and European style with unobstructed mountain and lake views. Enter through the double doors into a foyer with a voluminous formal living room and dining room, all that o (more...)
Brokers Guild Real Estate
$2,500,000
MLS# 7234519
Active
8280 Queen Street
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 5 BA | 8,078 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to your very own tropical paradise!! This gorgeous, custom, spare no expense home features 8078 square feet of pure luxury and sits on a 2-acre horse property that allows for 4 horses and includes a very large 2-story outbuil (more...)
Resident Realty South Metro
$2,500,000
MLS# 7802563
Active
W 86th
Arvada, CO 80007
6.05 Acres | Land
You can see the Flatirons - DIA - Downtown - Pikes Peak from this site (and that means they can see you too...). Located strategically one mile East or South to Future Jefferson Parkway entrances. Zoned MX-S in new Arvada Land Development (more...)
Keller Williams Dtc
$2,350,000
MLS# 9268683
Active
4147 64th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
5.00 Acres | Land
Large development property with a variety of opportunities (Approximately 5 Acres / Zoned R-1-A). Don't forget to view the virtual tour with ariel views of the property. (https: / / tours.mediamaxphotography.com / public / vtour / display (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$2,350,000
MLS# 9639304
Active
4147 W 64th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,377 Sqft | Residential
Large development property with a variety of opportunities (Approximately 5 Acres / Zoned R-1-A). Don't forget to view the virtual tour with ariel views of the property. (https: / / tours.mediamaxphotography.com / public / vtour / display (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
New
$2,350,000
MLS# IR929913
Active
4147 W 64th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
5.00 Acres | Land
Large development property with a variety of opportunities (Approximately 5 Acres / Zoned R-1-A). Don't forget to view the virtual tour with ariel views of the property. (https: / / tours.mediamaxphotography.com / public / vtour / display (more...)
Liv Sotheby's Intl Realty
$2,200,000
MLS# 5776385
Active
15500 W 82nd Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007
4.83 Acres | Land
LAND (AND MORE LAND) OF OPPORTUNITYMultiple acres of land in unincorporated Jefferson County can be tough to find. This gorgeous, nearly 5-acre lot is nestled into a natural landscape that provides the quintessential Colorado experience. O (more...)
Coldwell Banker Realty 54
$1,575,000
MLS# 5173301
Active
8890 Indiana Street
Arvada, CO 80007
4.76 Acres | Land
4.76 Acres at 8890 Indiana Street, with 349 Feet of Indiana Street Frontage. Great Location, in Unincorporated Jefferson County, just 25 minutes to Downtown Denver and Boulder, with Mountain Views, all the way to the Boulder Flatirons. (more...)
Re/max Professionals
$1,575,000
MLS# 5958171
Active
8890 Indiana Street
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,342 Sqft | Residential
4.76 Acres at 8890 Indiana Street, with 349 Feet of Indiana Street Frontage. Great Location, in Unincorporated Jefferson County, just 25 minutes to Downtown Denver and Boulder, with Mountain Views, all the way to the Boulder Flatirons. (more...)
Re/max Professionals
$1,549,000
MLS# 5509440
Active
15812 W 64th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007
7 BR | 4 BA | 4,676 Sqft | Residential
Possibilities! Create your own private oasis right in town. Ranch style home with walkout Basement ready for a personal touch. Views of mountains and north Arvada. 1.9 Acres make it your own and Keep it as a Private home OR, subdivide, de (more...)
Re/max Alliance
$1,400,000
MLS# 3584460
Active
3900 W 64th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
3.00 Acres | Land
Excellent R-2 development site. Pre-approval for 4 duplex site and two single family sites. Possibility for more duplex sites with Adams County. Two water and sewer taps are included in the package. 3900-4000 W 64th are listed together unde (more...)
Re/max Alliance
$1,285,000
MLS# 2658177
Active
8065 Marshall Court
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 5 BA | 4,315 Sqft | Residential
Amazing Custom Home with incredible lake views. You will be amazed by the attention to detail in this great home. As you walk in the large foyer you will be in awe of all of the custom wood work and iron railing. The large open floor plan w (more...)
House2home LLC
$1,180,000
MLS# 3499926
Active
15533 W 73rd Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007
6 BR | 5 BA | 8,022 Sqft | Residential
Welcome Home, 8000 sq ft. custom built home in Westwood Estates. This beautiful home sits on over a 1 / 2 acre lot Relax around the living room fireplace, or enjoy the large enclosed sunroom. The main floor master features a fireplace (more...)
Priority Realty
$1,175,000
MLS# 2594444
Active
13852 W 78th Place
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,539 Sqft | Residential
Opportunity Knocks Louder than EVER!!! Unique and Incredible Home and Property! Endless possibilities await to make all of your dreams come true. Pop the top of this solid brick Ranch Home on One Acre and have endless expansive Mounta (more...)
Paragon Realty Sales LLC
New
$1,076,832
MLS# IR927360
Active
6694 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,585 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous statement-making foyer in this open plan. The standard open handrail at the stately U-shaped staircase adds to the spacious feel, as does the unobstructed sight-line between the kitchen and great-room. Extend your living space out (more...)
Kittle Real Estate
New
$995,000
MLS# 9578961
Active
5400 Ward Road 1, Unit 1
Arvada, CO 80002
10,160 Sqft | Commercial Sale
This is a great owner / user building with easy access to I-70 and freeway system. New light rail stop 2 blocks away at 52nd / Ward Road. Building I faces Ward Rd giving beautiful sunsets and mountain views. Van Bibber open space is with (more...)
Brokers Guild Homes
$979,000
MLS# 5536102
Active
9494 Flattop Street
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 6,112 Sqft | Residential
Stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bath ranch in Candelas, one of NW Arvada's premier neighborhoods!!! This absolutely gorgeous home features upgrades throughout including Great Room with gas fireplace, Dining Room with brick accent wall, Massive K (more...)
Brokers Guild Real Estate
$950,000
MLS# 9017849
Active
9386 El Diente Way
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,116 Sqft | Residential
This one is a beauty - now you can buy a professionally decorated patio home model in Candelas. This is a great lock and leave as your snow removal and yardwork for done for you. This one has so many upgrades. Finished garden level basem (more...)
Mb Millage & Co
Reduced
$925,000
MLS# 4998441
Active
8770 Zircon Way
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 4 BA | 5,018 Sqft | Residential
* Poised on a large 10, 863 sq. ft. desirable corner lot you'll find a stunning home perched high above the neighbors rooftops and backing and siding to open space * It is undeniably one of the most thoughtfully designed and upgraded hom (more...)
Kentwood Real Estate City Properties
Open House Jan 23rd
$907,767
MLS# 5293550
Active
6670 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,240 Sqft | Residential
Amazing views of the city from many of the lots!! Flexible two-story plan can be tailored to fit your lifestyle! This home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Main floor office with French doors. Gourmet kitchen with Jenn-Aire appliances includin (more...)
Kittle Real Estate
Open House Jan 23rd
$907,767
MLS# IR900620
Active
6670 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,240 Sqft | Residential
Amazing views of the city from many of the lots!! Flexible two-story plan can be tailored to fit your lifestyle! This home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Main floor office with French doors. Gourmet kitchen with Jenn-Aire appliances includin (more...)
Kittle Real Estate
$900,000
MLS# 9020091
Active
15000 Highway 72
Arvada, CO 80007
4.61 Acres | Land
FRONTAGE ROAD ON HWY 72. JEFFERSON COUNTY FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS LIGHT INDUSTRIAL.COMMERCIAL. FLAT GROUND. RALSTON VALLEY WATER TO SITE NEEDS WATER TAP AND SEWER. AGENT IS RELATED TO SELLER.
Re/max Alliance
$899,900
MLS# 3922323
Active
7399 Carr Street
Arvada, CO 80005
2.70 Acres | Land
DESIRABLE WEST ARVADA / INDIAN TREE DEVELOPMENT PARCEL! HEART OF THE CITY, GOLF COURSE VIEWS! CLOSE TO PARKS, TRANSPORTATION, SCHOOLS, ETC. CURRENTLY ZONED A-1, ARVADA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ALLOWS REZONE TO ACCOMODATE SUBURGAN RESIDENTIAL (more...)
Milehiproperty
$899,900
MLS# 9314059
Active
8247 W 66th Drive
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 4 BA | 3,907 Sqft | Residential
Plan #4 delivers with just over 3, 900 sq. ft. of finished living space. Designed for sloping lots with a front-facing walk-out, this adaptable plan makes the most of every nook and cranny. Traditional in appearance from the outside, you (more...)
Kittle Real Estate
Reduced
$875,000
MLS# 4178358
Active
8415 W 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 2 BA | 3,294 Sqft | Residential
Fully custom accessible home on almost an acre. At 3294 sq ft, this home has it all on one level, with no stairs. Rare, ADA compliant home, fully functional for any disabled owner who needs wheelchair access. Enter directly into a huge (more...)
Re/max Alliance
New
$870,000
MLS# 3406246
Active
12714 W 77th Drive
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 5 BA | 4,546 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous 2 Story located in Double E Ranch- a Remington homes community. Located on a ridge in West Arvada, enjoy sweeping views of the foothills, mountains and downtown. From the moment you enter- you will appreciate the open concept ma (more...)
Aegis Professional Realty
Open House Jan 23rd
$868,696
MLS# 8448094
Active
6680 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 4 BA | 4,585 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous statement-making foyer in this open plan. The standard open handrail at the stately U-shaped staircase adds to the spacious feel, as does the unobstructed sight-line between the kitchen and great-room. Extend your living space out (more...)
Kittle Real Estate
Open House Jan 23rd
$868,696
MLS# IR900299
Active
6680 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 4 BA | 4,585 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous statement-making foyer in this open plan. The standard open handrail at the stately U-shaped staircase adds to the spacious feel, as does the unobstructed sight-line between the kitchen and great-room. Extend your living space out (more...)
Kittle Real Estate
Open House Jan 23rd
$861,350
MLS# 8124916
Active
6664 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 4,028 Sqft | Residential
You'll feel at home the moment you walk into this spacious, sumptuously-appointed home. This home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Come in through the convenient owner's entry, where you can store coats and shoes, and drop off groceries in the (more...)
Kittle Real Estate
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