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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$3,999,999
MLS# 3349568
Active
7780 Indiana Street
Arvada, CO 80007
8.67 Acres | Land
One of the few and most remarkable parcels of property available in NW Jefferson County. Surrounded on 2 sides by the Croke Canal this property features a relatively flat topography and beautiful views of the mountains!!! This property has (more...)
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$2,812,500
MLS# 3315899
Active
5355 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 816 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only largeshowcase development site of this size in the areaendless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Alliso (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$2,812,500
MLS# IR937908
Active
5355 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 816 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only large showcase development site of this size in the area...endless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Al (more...)
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New
$2,500,000
MLS# 2580672
Active
14264 W 74th Drive
Arvada, CO 80007
5 BR | 5 BA | 3,927 Sqft | Residential
A rare LOCATION for a private acerage with mountain view with a 4000 SQ FT home for the buyer who prefers the best and can afford the best! Few fantastice homes have a meadow and mountain view. Only 17 miles to Boulder on hwy 93, 16 mi to (more...)
Brokers Guild Homes
$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
$1,700,000
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
$1,625,000
MLS# 6308886
Active
9889 Alkire Street
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,938 Sqft | Residential
Come see this unique property with spectacular views of the Flatirons and Standley Lake!!!! Surrounded by Standley Lake North Open Space, Westminster Hills Open Space and Stoney Creek Golf Course, this 18-acre property has plenty of room (more...)
Resident Realty North Metro LLC
$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...)
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New
$1,450,000
MLS# 3375951
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7930 Alkire Street
Arvada, CO 80005
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,700 Sqft | Residential
CHECK THIS OUT - CHANGES - 2 LOTS TO BE SOLD TOGETHER!! HOME ON 1.9 ACRES - PLUS ADJOINING 1 ACRE - TOTAL 2.9 ACRES WITH BOLD DRAMATIC VIEWS OF CITY AND MOUNTAINS. This home is a total of 2700 sq ft finished with a 2 car attached garage, P (more...)
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$1,406,250
MLS# 9308175
Active
5395 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,092 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only largeshowcase development site of this size in the areaendless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Alliso (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$1,406,250
MLS# IR937912
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5395 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,092 Sqft | Residential
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Liv Sotheby's Intl Realty
$1,400,000
MLS# 7199706
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9365 Oberon Street
Arvada, CO 80004
6 BR | 4 BA | 4,658 Sqft | Residential
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Stunning brand new construction with quality contemporary details throughout. This home has modern amenities and the layout is perfect for today's family and entertainment living with 6 bedroom and 4 baths. Gourmet kitch (more...)
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$1,395,000
MLS# 8942237
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5365 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,733 Sqft | Residential
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Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$1,395,000
MLS# IR937917
Active
5365 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,733 Sqft | Residential
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Liv Sotheby's Intl Realty
$1,347,750
MLS# 2133063
Active
5407 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
1 BR | 1 BA | 736 Sqft | Residential
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Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$1,347,750
MLS# IR937907
Active
5407 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
1 BR | 736 Sqft | Residential
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Liv Sotheby's Intl Realty
$1,200,000
MLS# 4777118
Active
7653 W 70th Drive
Arvada, CO 80004
3 BR | 4 BA | 4,332 Sqft | Residential
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$1,134,000
MLS# 4134433
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5409 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 1 BA | 875 Sqft | Residential
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Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$1,134,000
MLS# IR937906
Active
5409 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
3 BR | 875 Sqft | Residential
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New
$1,000,000
MLS# 3500492
Active
9531 Yucca Way
Arvada, CO 80007
6 BR | 5 BA | 4,891 Sqft | Residential
Looking for a new build but don't have time to wait for construction? Built in 2020, this David Weekly Wrenwood home, is one of the most sought after floorplans in the entire collection. Elegantly appointed with numerous upgrades, this 4 (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$999,000
MLS# 7441144
Active
5404 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 2 BA | 1,750 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only largeshowcase development site of this size in the areaendless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Alliso (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$999,000
MLS# IR937913
Active
5404 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80002
4 BR | 1 BA | 1,750 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only large showcase development site of this size in the area...endless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Al (more...)
Liv Sotheby's Intl Realty
$967,500
MLS# 4820029
Active
5345 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 822 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only largeshowcase development site of this size in the areaendless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Alliso (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$967,500
MLS# 9059967
Active
5335 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 884 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only largeshowcase development site of this size in the areaendless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Alliso (more...)
Liv Sotheby's International Realty
$967,500
MLS# IR937909
Active
5345 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 822 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only large showcase development site of this size in the area...endless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Al (more...)
Liv Sotheby's Intl Realty
$967,500
MLS# IR937911
Active
5335 Allison Street
Arvada, CO 80002
2 BR | 1 BA | 884 Sqft | Residential
Spectacular development opportunity near Historic Olde Town Arvada. Only large showcase development site of this size in the area...endless potential! Approximately 5acres to be sold as an assemblage of 8 properties, with access to both Al (more...)
Liv Sotheby's Intl Realty
$877,000
MLS# 4708410
Active
7525 W 61st Avenue
Arvada, CO 80003
0.40 Acres | Land
This sale represents a unique opportunity to purchase a property that has already been rezoned for higher density residential. The property, by right can be used for multifamily and has the possibility of townhomes as well as duplex option (more...)
Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC
$850,000
MLS# 3697187
Active
18194 W 92nd Lane
Arvada, CO 80007
4 BR | 4 BA | 4,517 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful, bright and spacious 2-story home in Arvada's highly desired Candelas community backing to Haystack Plateau Park! This house sits at the end of a quiet drive and boasts a gorgeous, private backing-to-park setting! Newer constr (more...)
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