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
$485,000
MLS# 5905984
Active
5852 Owens Street
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,395 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to this stunning 4 bed, 2 bath, nearly 2, 400 square foot, immaculate ranch style home in Arvada! Remodeled in 2016, then lovingly cared for by its current owners, this stylish home features an open gourmet kitchen with st (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
$399,000
MLS# 7322330
Active
15386 W 66th Drive D, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,485 Sqft | Residential
Fantastic townhouse in West Arvada! Great location with near the Rocky Mountain Foothills. Live in elegance, never have to shovel snow, and stay fit in this townhome with access to trails, parks, and lakes nearby. Lots of open space out (more...)
HOMESTAR PROPERTIES
New To Site
$539,900
MLS# 7483276
Active
6203 Depew Street
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 1,936 Sqft | Residential
As you you enter this home you can see and feel the pride of ownership. This home is immaculate tucked away in a safe, quiet community. This House backs up to Homestead Park, very serene and tranquil ambiance. 2 apple trees in the backy (more...)
Keller Williams Realty LLC
New To Site
$475,000
MLS# 3360183
Active
6370 Wolff Street
Arvada, CO 80003
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,192 Sqft | Residential
Meticulously maintained home in quiet and friendly neighborhood. New everything! Feel at ease knowing the systems will last. Boasting a new furnace and A / C, new roof, new cellular shades, radon mitigation system, front windows and (more...)
Coldwell Banker Residential 14
New To Site
$530,000
MLS# 5534935
Active
13912 W 74th Place W
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,267 Sqft | Residential
Picturesque corner location in the desirable Ralston Valley neighborhood located in North West Arvada. The tree-filled lot provides ample outdoor space both front and back. Enjoy some peace and quiet on the front patio or outdoor activiti (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
$238,000
MLS# 8788928
Active
10213 W 80th Drive A, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 1 BA | 796 Sqft | Residential
Sharp Main Floor Lakecrest Condo with Attached Direct Entry Garage * Faces Private Open Space and Canal * New Flooring Throughout * New Upgraded Shower * Designer Colors * Newer Upgraded Kitchen * Dining * Open Light and Bri (more...)
The Carlton Company
New To Site
$690,000
MLS# 9799498
Active
6988 Noble Court
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,378 Sqft | Residential
This beautifully updated home offers everything you'll want for both indoor and outdoor living. The main level has a bright open floor plan with 2-story vaulted ceilings, main level master, finished 3-car garage, wrap-a-round deck in bac (more...)
HOME SAVINGS REALTY
Open House Oct 3rd
$400,000
MLS# 6297978
Active
5362 W 83rd Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,212 Sqft | Residential
This is a lovely ranch home with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Located between Denver and Boulder with easy access to mass transit. The basement is finished with a huge 37x13 open space to create whatever you would like. It also has two nonco (more...)
Golden Real Estate, Inc.
New To Site
$465,000
MLS# 1987518
Active
10787 W 61st Avenue
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,361 Sqft | Residential
CHARMING AND STYLISH, BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD. NEAR PARK AND TRAILS! Easygoing and functional, warm and welcoming. Perfectly blends indoor and outdoor living and enjoyment. Lovely design, open and light filled, with 2, 361 Total SqFt, 3 bed (more...)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
New To Site
$595,000
MLS# 5578622
Active
11864 W 56th Drive
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,554 Sqft | Residential
Wonderful two story home in the Valley at Rainbow Ridge. Superb location and community. 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. New paint and carpet throughout. New kitchen counters and back splash and flooring. Eat in kitchen with sliding glass door to (more...)
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL 54
New To Site
$839,000
MLS# 4754005
Active
7366 Orion Street
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,999 Sqft | Residential
Beautifully maintained Sherwood Farms two-story on a private 0.71-acre lot zoned for horses! Featuring a spacious 3, 050-square-foot floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, this home and #x2019;s generous layout includes wonderfully inviti (more...)
Redfin Corporation
New To Site
$449,900
MLS# 1515866
Active
12345 W 80th Avenue
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,936 Sqft | Residential
Feeling Handy? Make this yours! Country Living in Arvada, private rural community! Over 2 / 3 of an acre. 2 bed / 2 bath, fireplace. Remodel or scrape, finished basement, 2 car detached garage / workshop, stables.
Engel & Volkers Denver
New To Site
$575,000
MLS# 7269182
Active
4950 N Dover Street
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,425 Sqft | Residential
This home Built by Norbridge Constructors is an original design and offer current decorating and floorplan elements. The home is open and Airy, with great outside relaxation areas. The garage is large enough for a larger SUV or Truck at (more...)
Edgar Roman Properties
New To Site
$919,900
MLS# 6725035
Active
5636 Howell Court
Arvada, CO 80002
5 BR | 4 BA | 4,014 Sqft | Residential
Gorgeous updated 5 bed 4 bath home on a large corner cul-de-sac lot nestled in the highly coveted Candlelight Valley neighborhood! This home has been completely remodeled. As you enter the home you'll notice the french doors on the right th (more...)
Equity Colorado Real Estate
New To Site
$465,000
MLS# 9608029
Active
15457 W 66th Drive B, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,826 Sqft | Residential
This beautiful, spacious townhome with open concept living is ready for its next owners! Inside you and #x2019;ll enjoy the eat-in kitchen, dining, living room, plus bonus room perfect to use as an office, playroom, or workout space. (more...)
Live.Laugh.Denver. Real Estate Group
New To Site
$645,000
MLS# 4869731
Active
8420 Windy Court
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 4,055 Sqft | Residential
Quality and Space abound in this fabulous, expanded Telluride Model. The main floor features a formal study, formal dining, large kitchen with granite counters, island, farm sink and stainless appliances and powder bath. The family roo (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
New To Site
$399,000
MLS# 8844868
Active
15386 W 66th Drive D, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,470 Sqft | Residential
Fantastic townhouse in West Arvada! Great location near the Rocky Mountain foothills. Live in elegance, never have to shovel snow, and stay fit in this townhome with access to trails, parks, and lakes nearby. Lots of open space out the (more...)
HOMESTAR PROPERTIES
New To Site
$500,000
MLS# 8343185
Active
15260 W 69th Circle A, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,892 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful townhome, just 3 years old, in Westwood's Mesa community. This home has all the appearances of a model home both in the care it's seen and the details chosen at the design center. Homeowners have put such efforts in the continui (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
$558,950
MLS# 9331112
Active
5910 Garrison Street
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,112 Sqft | Residential
Truly superior full remodel from one of Denver's finest builders. Perfectly located one home off Ralston Central Park. Redesigned main floor includes all new high end kitchen, fully redesigned main bath and all new master suite with 2nd ba (more...)
MB SOUTHWEST SABINA & COMPANY
New To Site
$469,000
MLS# 2768428
Active
15388 W 64th Drive A, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,728 Sqft | Residential
A bright end-unit boasting tasteful finishes and thoughtful layout, this two-story townhome lives like a single family home and is a portrait of West Arvada living. Features of the home include wood floors, quartz countertops, upgraded l (more...)
RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS
New To Site
$466,900
MLS# 4087785
Active
15522 W 65th Avenue D, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,847 Sqft | Residential
Stunning upgraded 3 bedroom townhome in the highly sought after Westown Metro District! This townhome features an open floor plan with large living room off the entry complete with an ultra modern gas fireplace to keep warm on those cold w (more...)
Atlas Real Estate Group
New To Site
$1,350,000
MLS# 4350277
Active
5786 Devinney Court
Arvada, CO 80002
5 BR | 4 BA | 6,899 Sqft | Residential
* Stunning Mountain Modern Estate Home * Spacious Two Story with Main Floor Master Suite and finished Walk-out Basement * Situated on a spacious acre site with access to Van Bibber Park and Open Space * Upon entering the home you wi (more...)
RE/MAX ALLIANCE
New To Site
$585,000
MLS# 9502744
Active
8539 Eldora Way
Arvada, CO 80007
2 BR | 2 BA | 3,929 Sqft | Residential
Immaculate ranch home filled with owner and #x2019;s pride, custom upgrades throughout, backing to open space with mountain views. At sought-after Leyden Rock community! This beautiful home enjoys a spacious open layout concept drenched i (more...)
Redfin Corporation
Open House Oct 3rd
$490,000
MLS# 9643244
Active
15290 W 69th Circle B, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,822 Sqft | Residential
Welcome home to this fabulous townhome with many upgrades you are sure to enjoy. The main floor features an open concept floorplan between the Kitchen, Dining Room and Living Room. The Kitchen includes Stainless Steel appliances - all incl (more...)
Compass - Denver
New To Site
$659,900
MLS# 7147728
Active
8245 Swadley Street
Arvada, CO 80005
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,334 Sqft | Residential
Immaculate Oasis! 4 blocks away from Standley Lake trails and other wonderful outdoor amenities such as pickle-ball! This 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 car garage, two story will not disappoint. As you enter through the front door you will find (more...)
Distinct Real Estate LLC
Open House Oct 3rd
$614,900
MLS# 7442938
Active
9497 Juniper Way
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 3,481 Sqft | Residential
If you're looking for a distinctive home unlike any other, your search ends and #xD; and #xA;here. On the main level, you'll love the chef's kitchen with stainless steel and #xD; and #xA;appliances, double oven, glass tile back splash, (more...)
HOME SAVINGS REALTY
New To Site
$376,000
MLS# 5240955
Active
7130 Simms Street 105, Unit 105
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,283 Sqft | Residential
Very cozy 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo with 2 garages! New upgraded plush carpet and padding throughout. Enjoy the large front patio for morning coffee or working from home. Master bedroom is large with screened full sized balcony overlook. Ga (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
Reduced
$545,000
MLS# 2865462
Active
6084 Iris Way
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,613 Sqft | Residential
This beautiful Hutchinson Ranch Style home will not disappoint! Located near the heart of Olde Town Arvada, this home offers elegance and style, with beautiful updates throughout. Vast hardwood floors on the main level with large front ro (more...)
RE/MAX Alliance - Olde Town
New To Site
$430,000
MLS# 7933396
Active
6321 Braun Lane
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 3 BA | 2,329 Sqft | Residential
This is the one you've been waiting for in Wyndham Park. Spacious and open, this townhome has 2 bedrooms, a large loft, and a vaulted great room. The kitchen with breakfast bar has new quartz countertops, a beautiful marble backsplash, (more...)
RE/MAX 100 INC.
New To Site
$645,000
MLS# 2359063
Active
5450 Flower Court
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 3 BA | 2,265 Sqft | Residential
Stunning, Sprawling 2300 Sq Ft Olde Town Arvada Ranch. All Living Space On One Level! Expansive 1 / 3 Acre Lot with Ditch Water Rights for Cost Effective Watering and a Beautiful Yard Year Round. Oversized Detached Two Car Garage + Two Exp (more...)
Compass - Denver
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