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Discover Arvada, Colorado and what makes this community unique to the Denver Metro area. Below you can access neighborhood facts and statistics as well as school information in the Arvada area. Search for real estate in Arvada: from condos, townhomes and single family homes to short sales and bank owned properties.

Arvada Real Estate & Community Information

Arvada is one of the larger cities in the Metro Denver area with a population of 106,327. Comprised of 43,891 households, real estate in Arvada mixes old and new homes in rural or neighborhood settings. The average condominium price is $164,648 and the average single-family home price is $253,205. In central Arvada, homes date back to the 1950s and mid-1960s, while newer communities have popped up farther to the West. Homes built between the 1950s to mid 1960s are abundant in central Arvada but time has brought newer developments and communities farther to the west. One such community, West Woods Ranch, is centered on the West Woods Golf Course. Custom homes in this area bordering the golf course can climb to $900,000.

As a family-oriented community, Arvada boasts more than 3,000 acres of Arvada parks and trails systems from downtown Denver to the foothills and is conveniently located with access to mountain activities and fun. Residential characteristics include a low crime rate, superb quality of life, and highly educated workforce. Arvada has been recognized at the state and national level for its business retention program, offers tax credits for new employees and employee health insurance. Equal driving distance to both Denver and Boulder, as well as proximity to three interstate highways and Denver International Airport, make Arvada extremely convenient for working and shopping in either location.

Despite its size, Arvada prides itself on a hometown feel anchored by Olde Town Arvada, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original downtown area features a diverse selection of shops and restaurants set among a collection of restored landmarks. The arts are not in short supply in this thriving suburb of Denver. Arvada has managed to carve out a niche in the arts community with the 105,000-square foot Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, the largest multi-disciplinary arts and cultural center in the country. The complex features performing arts theaters, outdoor summer concerts, a children's theater, two art galleries, a museum and art education programs. Recreation is abundant in the area with 71 parks, 11 recreation and city centers, and 600 developed, landscaped and improved areas.

Arvada School Information

Children in Arvada attend Jeffco Public Schools, the state's largest school district with more than 84,000 students and 131 neighborhood schools. In 2004, Jeffco invested $67 million in Arvada Schools. Many of Arvada schools are recognized locally and nationally for innovative curriculum. Pomona High School's Arts and Humanities program received the THINK360 Kennedy Center for the Arts Creative School of Excellence award for its dedication to the arts and humanities program. Foster Elementary is the only school in Jefferson County to offer a bilingual immersion program where students learn English and Spanish every day.

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