What’s it Like to Live in Arvada, CO?

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By ChrisEngelsma
By ChrisEngelsma

What’s it like to live in Arvada?

Arvada could be sold as the ultimate bedroom community. It’s a suburb located directly outside of Denver making it an easy commute for those who work in the city. However, I wouldn’t exactly be surprised if you’re a little hesitant about moving to a place that I just referred to as a “bedroom community” – it can sound kind of… well, boring.  I understand that the term “bedroom community” doesn’t instill a lot of excitement in most people. Well, believe it or not, the small town of Arvada actually encompasses almost 23,000 acres and has an estimated population of around 108,530. Not too shabby for a “bedroom community.”

The city Arvada has also gone to great lengths over the years to distance itself from being just a bedroom community for Denver. It’s done this by focusing on providing the best possible quality of life for its residents by creating an amenity-filled community that’s not only safe and peaceful, but that also has plenty of things to keep you and your family busy. What exactly does this mean? It means that in addition to quick access to Denver and the Denver International Airport via three nearby interstate highways, the city has put special emphasis on amenities such as its parks and recreation system, its historic downtown area, its cultural centers, its educational system and much more, making Arvada not just a convenient place to live in, but a vibrant one as well.


What types of homes are in Arvada?

Although rather large for a “bedroom community,” Arvada is still a suburb, which means that you’ll find mostly single-family homes here. You’ll have no trouble finding a home that suits the needs of your family, whether you need two bedrooms and one bath or five bedrooms and four baths – just speak to one of our agents about what it is you’re looking for.

As far as style is concerned, for the most part you’ll find ranch-style and split-level style homes, which are the types of homes that the suburban areas of Colorado are most known for. This doesn’t mean that every home will look the same like you might imagine the typical “suburb” might – you’ll still be able to find plenty of homes with unique looks that will fit your personal taste, such as those that incorporate brick or stucco. Again, our agents will help find homes that fit your needs as well as your personal taste. One thing that you can expect from any home in Arvada is a gorgeous view – not surprising considering the proximity of Arvada to the Rocky Mountains.

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What’s unique about Arvada?

Arvada actually has a very rich history that goes all the way back to the Colorado gold rush. As such, it should come as no surprise that the town still has some of its historic elements. Specifically, its historic downtown is actually listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is one of the more popular areas in town amongst residents for shopping and dining. One of the three transit stops planned as part of the future metropolitan FasTracks light rail system will be located here.


Where are the good schools in Arvada?

If finding a suitable neighborhood in which to raise your family is one of your top priorities, then making sure that your kids will receive the best possible education should be a notable concern for you. Thankfully, Arvada is known for having a very strong public education system. Many of these schools are excellent, but to find out more information about schools within specific neighborhoods, be sure to speak with one of our agents.



What are the best things to do in Arvada?

Since Colorado is known for its amazing scenery, it makes sense that Arvada puts a lot of emphasis on its parks and recreation system. There is an unbelievable trail system that actually links with the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the west and the Denver trails on the east that is well worth exploring and which also consists of thousands of acres of open spaces and parks.

If you feel like skipping the outdoors, or it happens to be a particularly rainy day, then you should take the family to the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, which happens to be one of the biggest multi-disciplinary art and cultural centers in not just the state, but the entire country! Here you’ll be able to take all kinds of classes, attend live concerts and award-winning theater productions and much more.


Is Arvada right for me?

Arvada is an excellent community to live in if you’re looking for an area that is suitable to raise a family in and that offers a short commute to a major city such as Denver. Add in the extensive park system (perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!), the emphasis on culture and the multitude of shopping and dining options, and I’d say that you’re looking at one of the best big “small towns” that you could ask for.


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