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
MLS# 8252780
5580 W 80th Place 27, Unit2 27
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 1 BA | 844 Sqft | Residential
You won't be disappointed. Clean and ready to move in. Quick possession. Near lake, walking trails, tennis courts and shops
New To Site
MLS# 2494211
7047 Reed Street
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,432 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to this meticulously-maintained, picture-perfect ranch in wonderful Arvada, consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the Denver metro area. Light, bright and spotless, this home features an updated kitchen, co (more...)
Porchlight Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 6661358
6895 Zenobia Circle 4, Unit2 4
Arvada, CO 80030
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,869 Sqft | Residential
End unit condo in desirable Yacht Club Community, adjacent to Hidden lake with excellent lake views. Open floor plan with vaulted ceiling and #x2018;s , wood buring stove . Enjoy sitting on your private deck enjoying the lake views . Tw (more...)
Shorewood Real Estate NOCO
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MLS# 4950704
8885 W 64th Place
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,196 Sqft | Residential
This updated and expanded ranch style home is the home you've been looking for! 4 main floor bedrooms (2 of those are en-suites), state of the art dine in kitchen with sleek white quartz counters, LG appliances including a smart refrigera (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2525032
6970 Upham Street
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,404 Sqft | Residential
Charming Arvada Brick Tri-Level Home, Move In Ready! Light Open Floor Plan With Wood Floors On The Main Level. Beautiful Coved Ceilings In The Living And Dining Area. Bright Sunny Kitchen With Plenty Of Prep Space Granite Counters, Stain (more...)
Compass - Denver
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MLS# 4110011
8030 Flower Court
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,636 Sqft | Residential
Here it is! Your chance to own this beautiful 2 story home with finished walk out basement in Meadowglen. Gleaming Hardwoods throughout the main level - Welcome to this stunning home in Highly Sought After Community. Don't miss this opportu (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6269128
8310 Taft Street
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,395 Sqft | Residential
Highly sought after Area "Hills At Standley Lake" Subdivision, Beautiful Mountain Views, .30 Acre Lot with Prestine Park like Backyard, Mature Trees, Garden Area, No Houses behind you on South Side makes a very Private Settin (more...)
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MLS# 8490811
8748 Flower Place
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,312 Sqft | Residential
Upgraded home in Arvada Trailside~ Ready to move in and enjoy summer! Newer kitchen with granite counters, Stainless appliances, New tile, bathrooms, flooring, New Windows! A fully finished basement, with 2 large bedrooms, both with (more...)
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MLS# 2823213
7055 Gladiola Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,709 Sqft | Residential
Lovely updated corner lot home in Ralston Valley. This house boast 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms! The living area has an open concept from the kitchen that flows into the dining and living room with new flooring. The kitchen has new Coria (more...)
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MLS# 3087423
5713 W 67th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,456 Sqft | Residential
Newly remodeled and updated brick ranch in Arvada! New carpet installed, new windows installed, freshly painted, hardwood floors retouched, new appliances and finished basement! This home sits on a corner lot in a great neighborhood wit (more...)
Bluebird Real Estate Group
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MLS# 9516156
5444 Zephyr Street 200, Unit2 200
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,140 Sqft | Residential
Location! Location! Charming end unit Water Tower Village condo offers light, bright and spacious floor plan. Access property from private stair case with covered porch with enough room for a grill. The great room with fire place is open (more...)
Resident Realty North Metro LLC
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MLS# 7506085
7180 Routt Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,738 Sqft | Residential
Absolutely stunning full remodel in Maplewood Terrace. As you enter this elegant gem you are immediately drawn to the beautiful hardwood floors and the openness, sunny and bright great room featuring a wonderful fireplace. As you enter a l (more...)
Professional Brokers Group
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MLS# 5501112
7030 W 80th Place
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,694 Sqft | Residential
Tired of HOA and #x2019;s? Looking for a home where you can store your recreational vehicles in the off season? Perfect opportunity to own a home with NO HOA and #x2019;s and enjoy the amenities of Lake Arbor community park with over a mile (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices IRE Brighton
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MLS# 8053150
19231 W 84th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,532 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to this highly desirable Ranch style property, built by Lennar, sitting on a spacious south facing lot. The open floor plan welcomes you in with wood floors extending throughout the main level, 9ft ceilings and an abundance (more...)
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MLS# 1959254
11146 W 68th Place
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,450 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully updated home in Casa Granada, a unique cul de sac neighborhood in West Arvada. This nearly 2, 500 sq ft, 4 bed / 3 bath home is a rare front-to-back tri-level with a basement. There is also a Bonus Room in the basement that (more...)
Licher Real Estate Group
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MLS# 7217470
7635 Russell Court
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 4 BA | 5,190 Sqft | Residential
This meticulously maintained former model home sits on about a half acre of beautifully landscaped yard. The spacious ranch style home is hard to come by in the area and you'll be delighted to see this one! The main living area will take yo (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
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MLS# 5132485
14961 W 70th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,994 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to this stunning gem in the heart of Arvada with Ralston Valley schools! Private location with southern front exposure and large covered patio with very usable yard and views off to the northwest. Fabulous kitchen includes (more...)
CORE Residential
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MLS# 7149956
13567 W 63rd Lane
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,163 Sqft | Residential
Move in ready updated 2-story townhome with 2100 finished square feet including 3 bedrooms, and an office, 2.5 baths + attached 2 car direct access garage, located on a tree lined street in the Wyndham Park Pool Community. Features inclu (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
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MLS# 9983757
6107 Johnson Way
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,320 Sqft | Residential
Great move-in ready ranch home, close to Old Town Arvada. New paint and carpet throughout and stainless-steel kitchen appliances included, plus washer / dryer with utility sink in the basement. This west facing home provides ample car s (more...)
Keller Williams Realty LLC
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MLS# 5737338
7210 Devinney Court C, Unit2 C
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,008 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to this meticulously maintained Town-home! Inside you will find designer like finishes!! From the color of paint on the walls, the light fixtures on the ceilings and the beautiful hardwood floors; this home will not disappoint (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices IRE Northglenn
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MLS# 8748534
6312 Marshall Street
Arvada, CO 80003
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,873 Sqft | Residential
Great location! Don and #x2019;t miss your chance to see this beautiful home located in a family-friendly neighborhood at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Enjoy a beautiful Colorado summer evening on this private, 1 / 5 acre lot that include (more...)
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MLS# 4197326
14251 W 91st Lane
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 3 BA | 4,786 Sqft | Residential
Perfect walk-out ranch, 8 ft doors, 10 ft ceilings, rounded corners, with views of the farm, open space, Flatiron mountains, view of Stanley lake. Spectacular sunsets and sunrises. This house has been fully remodel - new carpet with (more...)
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MLS# 4850638
7245 W 61st Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
840 Sqft | Residential
INVESTORS, take a look at this amazing DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! This parcel is zoned R6 which means you can and #xD; and #xA;subdivide for the building of up to 6 units per acre, including (but not limited to) single family homes, multip (more...)
Altitude Real Estate Services, LLC
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MLS# 2083724
10909 W 65th Way
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,167 Sqft | Residential
Great Tri-Level home with additional walk-out basement space located in the middle of Arvada. Close to all the things you need. Short drive to the store or take a walk on the Ralston Creek trail. You can Ride your bike on the trail all t (more...)
HomeSmart Cherry Creek
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MLS# 2749525
7708 W 62nd Place
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 4 BA | 2,959 Sqft | Residential
Charming home with mountain views perched on a hill at the border of Old Towne Arvada and Scenic Heights. The quiet street and large lot invites you in with plenty of space for the oversized, finished 3-car garage and parking for your RV. (more...)
eXp Realty, LLC
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MLS# 7592422
5716 Ammons Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2,156 Sqft | Commercial Sale
In the Heart of Arvada~ Incredible opportunity to own a free-standing, brick house-turned office space. Great location and visibility from busy Ralston Road! Solid brick office with large area for parking, also a 1-car brick garage and (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9181230
16085 W 62nd Lane C, Unit2 C
Arvada, CO 80403
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,691 Sqft | Residential
Welcome to this spectacular townhome situated on a quiet interior street with views of the foothills! From the moment you enter the home, you will be greeted with a spacious open plan living space. Features include a MinkaAire fan in each (more...)
Compass - Denver
New To Site
MLS# 8637019
8921 Ellis Street
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,664 Sqft | Residential
Refreshed and Ready for It's Next Owner, this Spacious Whisper Creek Home Sits on a Oversized Corner Lot. The Functional Floorplan Boasts a Main Floor with a Great Room-Style Family Room + Open Kitchen. Chef's Will Love the Ample Kitchen S (more...)
Compass - Denver
New To Site
MLS# 7029748
15345 W 64th Lane 308, Unit2 308
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,298 Sqft | Residential
This West Arvada condo is what you have been waiting for. This penthouse unit comes with an attached garage for your convenience. The bright open kitchen boasts ample cabinet space, a large island with dishwasher with a great sized break (more...)
Denver Home Brokers Llc
MLS# 1736787
7477 Holland Court
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 4 BA | 2,038 Sqft | Residential
Main floor Master with three foot door to 3 / 4 bath and a walk n shower. Well maintained. Heated garage is tandem with heat and refrigerator. Back to front four level home. Open basement you can finish as needed. Located on a quiet cu (more...)
MB Ed Tomlinson Real Estate Services
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