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# 2407568
Active (List Price)
9035 W 64th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,794 Sqft | Detached Single Family
South facing spacious home higher upon a hill. Area has a country feel. There are many expensive and larger homes in this area and on the block. Average price of homes in the area, $700k to $900k plus. Desirable custom home. 3 car garage . (more...)
Philt Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 9373111
Active (List Price)
9943 W 86th Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 3 BA | 3,460 Sqft | Detached Single Family
STUNNING! 4 bedroom 3 bathroom in The Pond. New custom finish throughout. Perfect for family time and for parties! Vaulted living room entry with floor to ceiling windows and fireplace. Open dining room. Chef's kitchen: custom cabinetry, (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2363883
Active (List Price)
8050 Garrison Ct, Unit A
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,526 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Quaint townhome backs to pond in the highly sought after community of Sequoia. Kitchen completely remodeled in 2017 with high end cabinets, soft close drawers and pull out shelves, leathered granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7939694
Active (List Price)
10640 W 62nd Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 3 BA | 2,490 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Move in ready ranch located in the heart of Arvada on quiet dead-end street; refinished hardwoods throughout main floor; full finished basement with full bath, 2 bedrooms and large family room; immaculate yard overflowing with flowers!
New To Site
MLS# 7863047
Active (List Price)
14461 W 56th Pl
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,422 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Spacious ranch home located in Candlelight Valley-Next to Van Bibber park and trail. Homes are priced from 700,000 to over 1,000,000- This home is priced below market . Excellent floor plan with large kitchen-great room-study-master bedroom (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8504218
Active (List Price)
6877 Brentwood Ct
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,841 Sqft | Detached Single Family
STUNNING Royal Oak NEW BUILD! Hillside Cottages is a distinctive community perfectly situated with in minutes of Arvada Centre, Majestic View Park, and Olde Town Arvada. This quality built home is full of style with high end finishes an (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8842737
Active (List Price)
10066 W 68th Pl
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,065 Sqft | Detached Single Family
This charming move in ready remodeled 4 bed / 2 bath ranch style home in the heart of Arvada is the one you've been waiting for. 1060 sqft upstairs plus an additional 901 sqft in finished basement gives plenty of room to spread out. Living (more...)
Realty One Group Premier Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 4966158
Active (List Price)
14194 W 88th Dr, Unit B
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 3,025 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Whisper Creek Townhome! This 3 bed, 3 bath, 3 car garage is maintenance-free living. This townhome shows like a model home with white cabinets and quartz countertops. Beautiful wood floors throughout the main level. This open floor plan ha (more...)
Signature Realty North, Inc.
New To Site
MLS# 7753103
Active (List Price)
8715 Yucca St
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 3 BA | 5,161 Sqft | Detached Single Family
New To Site
MLS# 2683960
Active (List Price)
7170 W 80th Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
5 BR | 4 BA | 2,772 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Welcome to your next home! This lovely 5 bedroom, 3 1 / 2 bath home is sure to catch your eye! This split level home provides lots of living space for the whole family, a welcoming wood-burning fireplace and gorgeous hardwood flooring! Vaul (more...)
Atlas Real Estate Group
New To Site
MLS# 4893010
Active (List Price)
15777 W 74th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 4 BA | 3,967 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Gorgeous 2 story with walkout basement on one of the best lots in Saddle Brook! Backs to open space with incredible mountain views. You'll be welcomed by the vaulted entryway with formal living and dinning rooms on each side. Beautiful ha (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 2170776
Active (List Price)
15170 W 62nd Way
Arvada, CO 80403
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,483 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Sophisticated Elegance with Mountain and Lake Views! This beautiful semi-custom home by Taylor Morrison is located on Open Space, loaded with upgrades including views of North Table Mountain and Hyatt Lake. Enjoy a gourmet kitchen with isla (more...)
LIV Sotheby's International Realty
New To Site
MLS# 9464758
Active (List Price)
9427 Anvil St
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 4 BA | 3,860 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Quick move-in home with modern architecture and located on an oversized corner homesite with a spacious 10' x 24' covered patio. Chef's Kitchen with stainless appliances, white cabinets, stainless single bowl sink and quartz countertops. C (more...)
Your Castle Real Estate Inc
New To Site
MLS# 9038552
Active (List Price)
10785 W 63rd Pl, Unit 301
Arvada, CO 80004
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,090 Sqft | Attached Single Family
This charming and spacious condo is a great starter home that has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The loft area is bright and open and can serve as a second living area or an open bedroom. The vaulted ceilings allow a lot of natural li (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group
New To Site
MLS# 5992592
Active (List Price)
8455 Violet Ct
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,532 Sqft | Detached Single Family
OPEN SAT 11-1 Like New Light, Bright Ranch in Amenity-Loaded West Arvada Community. Wide Open Plan Floorplan Lends Itself to Entertaining. Hardwood Floors Throughout Main. Gourmet Kitchen with Espresso Cabinets and Oversized Slab Granite Is (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 8770089
Active (List Price)
8892 W 86th Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
4 BR | 2 BA | 2,226 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Bright and clean ranch floor plan on a Cul-De-Sac in the highly desired Trailside Neighborhood. This home has 4 beds / 2 baths with an open floorplan you will love! There is a fireplace to curl up next to, a master retreat with a walk-in (more...)
Fulcrum Real Estate
New To Site
MLS# 4626094
Active (List Price)
5442 W 72nd Pl
Arvada, CO 80003
2 BR | 3 BA | 1,470 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Spectacular Schoenberg Farms Townhome ready for any buyer. Upgraded finishes in the Kitchen and 1st floor bath, high ceilings throughout the home and open concept floor plan. Main level entry with gorgeous laminate dark wood plank floors, L (more...)
Keller Williams DTC
New To Site
MLS# 5812245
Active (List Price)
10321 W 59th Ave, Unit 4
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,045 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Newer laminate floors in the Living room and Kitchen dining. Great home, or great rental for an Investor. 3-bedrooms should rent for $1200-$1350 a month. Updated Kitchen, newer cabinets, counter-tops, appliances (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7740056
Active (List Price)
18856 W 84th Pl
Arvada, CO 80007
3 BR | 3 BA | 4,596 Sqft | Detached Single Family
RE/MAX Professionals
New To Site
MLS# 7904991
Active (List Price)
11940 W 68th Ave
Arvada, CO 80004
5 BR | 4 BA | 2,535 Sqft | Detached Single Family
RE/MAX Cherry Creek
New To Site
MLS# 8625706
Active (List Price)
6420 Wright St
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 3 BA | 1,778 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Beautiful Woodcrest townhouse is ready for move-in with new carpet, new laminate floors, and fresh paint! The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, soft-close cabinets, and quartz counters and each bathroom has been tastefully updated. (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 6331037
Active (List Price)
8350 W 87th Dr, Unit D
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 1,050 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Live large in this spacious townhouse! * Open floor plan with 2 story vaulted ceilings, stacked windows, loft overlooking the great room and filled with natural light! * Two master bedrooms! * NEW Anderson Windows and Doors! * NEW int (more...)
RE/MAX Professionals
New To Site
MLS# 7079117
Active (List Price)
6563 Welch St
Arvada, CO 80004
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,820 Sqft | Detached Single Family
OPEN SAT, NOON - 2:00. Appealing Multi-Level in Established Woodland Hills. Well Loved, Very Well Maintained One Owner Home. Cosmetic Improvements Would Go a Long Way as Bigger Ticket Items are Handled. Hardwood Floors Under Carpet on Upper (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 7690588
Active (List Price)
17617 W 87th Ave
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,615 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Beautiful 2 Story home in the Leyden Rock community that backs to protected Barbara Gulch Open Space! Enjoy the views with the expansive windows that allow in a ton of natural light. Modern kitchen with huge island complete with quartz co (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 3122514
Active (List Price)
5703 Xenon Way
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 4 BA | 2,828 Sqft | Attached Single Family
Well maintained paired home in quite community. Large rear deck, fenced back yard. Newer carpet and paint. Two car garage and on street parking.
New To Site
MLS# 9925679
Active (List Price)
16906 W 85th Ln
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,073 Sqft | Detached Single Family
The views from this nearly new, perfectly maintained home can't be beat and must be seen!! When you enter your future home, you will be comforted by all the light the many windows provide and the open floor plan will make you feel right at (more...)
HomeSmart Realty Group of Colorado
New To Site
MLS# 7560723
Active (List Price)
8747 Holman Cir
Arvada, CO 80005
2 BR | 2 BA | 3,852 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Lost buyer - Last chance to purchase Whisper Creek patio home. Price includes 9 foot walls in basement - covered patio - mudset shower pan - air conditioning- appliance upgrades - light fixture upgrades - plumbing upgrades - cabinet upgrad (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 9298582
Active (List Price)
10513 W 84th Pl
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,443 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Wonderful Lakecrest Patio Home just minutes walk to Standley Lake. Newly updated throughout, corner lot with large Oak shade tree and garden area. Recently updated and remodeled with main floor master this home a pleasure to show! Enjo (more...)
New To Site
MLS# 4162107
Active (List Price)
5406 Flower Ct
Arvada, CO 80002
5 BR | 2 BA | 2,296 Sqft | Detached Single Family
Must see home 1.2 miles from Old Town Arvada and the G-Line metro station. Convenient to numerous shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment, and close access to I-70. This beautiful updated home has 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths with a finished b (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
New To Site
MLS# 8285745
7580 Sheridan Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003
2,275 Sqft | Commercial
See supplements for brochure and more info. PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS • Excellent Owner / User or Single Tenant Opportunity • High Quality Finishes • Desirable, High Traffic Retail Location • Numerous capital improvemen (more...)
Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors
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