Arvada Guide

Overview

We are Arvada Landscapers, and our business is headquartered here. This town of approximately 120,000 residents is located 7 miles northwest of downtown Denver and 29 miles from Denver International Airport. It is also within a half hour drive to scenic Boulder, nestled along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. With a median age range of 40.5 years old, all residents live within a half mile radius of one of the many community parks and over 3,400 acres of abundant open space and biking/pedestrian trails. Arvada has a small town feel and a low crime rate.

The relatively mild climate of this beautiful Denver suburb makes it a very desirable place to live, with over 200 days of sunshine per year and average temperatures ranging from 24 degrees to 88 degrees Fahrenheit (July is the hottest month).
The average household income as of 2020 is approximately $100,000 with a highly educated workforce. The average rental price is $1,245 per month for a one bedroom and the median home value is in the mid $400,000’s.

History

Arvada was named after the brother in law of the town’s founder in 1870. Lewis Ralston, a prospector from Georgia on his way to California in a wagon train, struck gold in what is now called Ralston Creek in 1850. The ¼ ounce of gold was worth $5 at the time and was the first documented discovery of gold in the Rocky Mountain region.
Another historical tidbit that makes Arvada unique is its nickname, “Celery Capital of the World”. Back in the early 1900’s, their “pascal celery” was served at holiday dinners at the White House!

Education

Most schools in Arvada belong to the Jefferson County (JEFFCO) School District, with a few that are located in Adams County. Red Rocks Community College, which offers Associate’s degrees, has an Arvada campus as well. Here is a list of nearby schools:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Housing in Arvada

Single Family Homes

There are many quiet tree lined neighborhoods spread throughout the community with residential properties that are all within a short distance to a wide range of parks and outdoor activities. Housing prices range from about $325,000 on upwards to over $1 million depending on size, age of property, location and community amenities.

Apartments

There are many apartment complexes with vacancies that offer desirable amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers and clubhouses. Here is a list with location and contact information:

The Ridge at Mountainview

7865 Allison Way
(833) 354-1977

Arvada Green Apartment Homes

7569 W. 72nd Avenue
(720) 370-9398

Foothills Park Apartments

9855 W. 59th Avenue
(303) 425-7301

Solana Old Towne Station Apartments

6875 W. 56th Avenue
(844) 253-2439

Panorama at Arvada Ridge Apartments

5654 Kipling Parkway
(303) 940-8900

52nd Marketplace

7797 W. 52nd Avenue
(303) 424-4900

Arts & Culture

The Arvada Arts & Culture Commission was created in 2016 to support and cultivate the town’s thriving artistic community. The following are two examples of the prevalence of Arvada’s culture and heritage:

The Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Serves over 350,000 visitors per year and offers a variety of concerts, performances, classes and art exhibitions, as well as an onsite history museum. The Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard and can be reached at (720) 898-7200.

“Old Town” Historic District

Known for its quaint atmosphere and plentiful array of locally owned shops, restaurants and bars, Old Town also offers convenient access to downtown Denver. In addition to the boutiques, bookstores, souvenir shops, home décor and clothing & shoe stores located here, other retail outlets can be found along Wadsworth Boulevard, 52nd Avenue, 64th Avenue, Kipling Street and Ralston Road.

Nearby Attractions

In addition to the trails, parks and Open Space within a 10-minute walk of every resident in the community, there is a plethora of additional options to keep everyone active and thoroughly entertained. Some examples are listed below:

Majestic View Nature Center

The Majestic View Nature Center features the following:
  • Wildlife Exhibits
  • Kids Activity Area
  • Hands-on Displays
  • 80 Acre Community Park

Arvada Skate Park

This park was opened in 2012 and is the 3rd largest skate park in the country with over 40,000 square feet of pure skating bliss. It is also the host of several large-scale skating events throughout the year and is located at 12920 West 72nd Avenue.

Golf Clubs

Both of these prestigious golf clubs host tournaments with picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains:

Cussler Museum

Collection of classic and rare automobiles, located at 14959 W. 69th Street.

Annual Festivals

  • Arvada on Tap (June)
  • Arvada Days (August)
  • Winterfest (February)
  • Arvada Kite Festival
  • (April)

Dining

Arvada offers a variety of dining choices ranging from American, ethnic, BBQ, fine dining, pubs, health conscious eateries, as well as bakeries & cafes and much more!

Arvada features many popular chain restaurants like Panera, Texas Roadhouse and Rib City.  It also features unique restaurants as you get closer to Old Town – including Yak and Yeti Restaurant and Brewpub, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and Homegrown Tap & Dough.

Visiting Arvada

There are a multitude of hotels and other lodging options, including Airbnb, which allow visitors close proximity to the area attractions, as well as downtown Denver, Boulder, local ski areas and famed Rocky Mountain National Park, which is approximately 60 miles away. Below is a list of a few lodging options:

Hilton Garden Inn

5455 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 420-9799

Savannah Suites

6455 Sheridan Boulevard
Arvada, CO 80003
(720) 889-2111

The Arvada Dragonfly

5900 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada, CO 80003
(720) 940-0787
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