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Arvada Colorado is located in Jefferson County and is close to both Denver and Boulder. It’s nestled between the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the west and Metro Denver on the east. The town of Arvada has a population of 102,000 and has experienced steady residential and commercial growth since it first began as a mining town in the 1850s. Arvada residents takes pride in their community and have held on to their hometown atmosphere and historical significance, while working hard to bring economic opportunities to residents. Arvada has one of the lowest crime rates in the Denver Metropolitan area. They are home to the Red Rocks Community College Arvada Campus, and are just 14 miles from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and 7 miles from the Colorado School of Mines. It has a thriving “Olde Town” that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many beautifully restored historic houses and buildings. The community is crisscrossed by a unique system of canals and creeks, which run alongside miles of trails for hiking, jogging, biking and horseback riding. The town has many beautiful parks and spectacular mountain views, and 300 days of sunshine per year – which is more than San Diego or Miami (a surprise to many.) Close proximity to the Rocky Mountains means ample opportunities for skiing, mountain biking, camping, boating, fishing and white water rafting.

Housing is diverse in Arvada, with everything from apartments and small houses, to farms and country estates. The price of homes is also very broad, in regards to location and type of home. Arvada has done a very good job of balancing their cultural and local business growth by maintaining their downtown area, providing convenient shopping for residents, and by opening an award-winning Center for the Arts and Humanities. The town is located near Denver and the Denver International Airport, the Downtown Denver Business District and other mountain communities. It’s easily accessibly by three major interstate highways, I-70, I-76 and I-25. Arvada’s land covers over 22,000 acres (34.57 square miles) and has 1,480 acres of commercial and industrial development. The city offers strong civic leadership, and Arvada citizens enjoy a rich cultural background, historical significance and strong community pride. The city of Arvada is located within Jefferson County, which covers 774 square miles of rolling grasslands, craggy rock formations, rugged mountains and forestland. The county extends west into the mountains to meet Gilpin, Clear Creek and Park Counties. There are both Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the area, as well as many family-owned businesses. You’ll find homes situated high on mountain tops, as well as in the valleys, suburbs and cities. With its’ excellent schools, low crime rate, beautiful climate and location near many National Parks and Forests, Arvada is a good choice for families. It’s considered part of the Denver Metropolitan Area, but at the same time retains more of a small town atmosphere.


 

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