Arvada

229 reviews
  1. Suburb of Denver, CO
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Denver

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$245,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,020
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    39
    37
  • Robbery
    28
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    304
    575
  • Theft
    1,913
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    136
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,550
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

229 reviews
  • Excellent
    35
  • Very Good
    109
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    0
Arvada is a wonderful town that is growing like crazy. It is becoming the new hot spot, with the revamp of Old Town Arvada it is the place to be. Many restaurants, brewery's, bars, and things to do it has been a huge draw in the past few years. The growth has brought many people to this town who really enjoy living there. It's a good fit for families or young individuals who can't afford living in Denver, it's a not as expensive. There's lots to do and it is a happy community!
  • Former Resident
  • 1 month ago
Arvada is a small suburban town near Golden Colorado. I live in west Arvada and for the most part I enjoy living here. I have good family friends that live here and it's not to far from Denver or the mountains, its pretty much right in the middle. Arvada has good public schools and the community is very involved with volunteering for the schools. There has been a lot more people moving to this area in the last 5 years. It is growing like crazy. There has been more houses, stores, and shops being developed each day. Arvada is a very safe community and has many local fire stations, police stations, and hospitals, to keep the community members safe and healthy.
  • Current Resident
  • 16 days ago
I Have lived in Arvada most of my life and have enjoyed growing up there. The schools from my experience were fairly good which provided me with a good educational outlook. The infrastructre is fairly good where they have been improving trails as well as parks. They have keept some open space parks, which is nice to escape to and walk the dogs. Things have been chaning though where there is a lot more traffic and the town of arvada is changing. From being a small local community that was inbetween everthing, it has grown to a city inbetween the other cities. Traffic and visitors is good for the economy here in town, but when it doent die down and building are built on top another, there is little space and people cram. No longer a small town, big businesses have moved in while apartments are built in the small gaps. This has all taken away from the small local community of arvada.
  • Works Here
  • 3 months ago