Are you considering Denver’s western suburbs for a relocation? You’re not alone.
This area has its own unique charms and selling points that make it an awesome plan for anybody in the market for a new home right now.
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Why Living in Arvada is a Great Option
One of the great advantages of Arvada is that it gets you even closer to the splendor of the Rocky Mountain Foothills than you can be from Denver, but you still have quick access to whatever it is you like about the city. Just a 20 minute drive from Arvada to Denver gives you a small town feeling with access to all downtown Denver has to offer.
Arvada is perfectly located mid-point between the metro hub of Denver and the endless outdoor playground of the Rockies.
The estimated population has grown to approximately 115,000, but Arvada has maintained it’s small-town roots. The city was established all the way back in 1870, during the Colorado gold rush, and has experienced a rich history over the past 150 years. But let’s focus on what Arvada is today, and why it should be appealing to people interested in buying a home.
The craft beer scene seems to be taking over all of Colorado, and Arvada is one of the communities leading the charge. There are no less than five of the region’s top craft breweries located in Arvada.
Whether you prefer a world-class brewery, a romantic wine bar, or an unpretentious dive bar, Arvada has plenty of nightlife spots to keep you entertained.
There’s also the Arvada Center for the Arts, featuring a packed calendar of concerts, classes, and exhibitions all year round.
And there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures you can get into in Arvada. The city has a gorgeous trail system that links up with trails running from Denver to the east and the Rockies to the west.
Arvada is also known for its copious amounts of open green spaces and parks.
The local economy in Arvada is going strong. Unemployment is currently at 3.7%, so few have trouble finding jobs in this area. If necessary, commuting to Denver (20 minutes) or Boulder (35 minutes) is a convenient option.
The average commute time for a local resident is only 26.5 minutes.
Arvada’s population is estimated at 115,368, which is a 29% increase over what it was in 2000. Told you it was becoming a popular choice for people relocating from Denver! That’s not just a recent trend.
The median home price in Arvada is roughly $342,000. Average home value has increased 22% in the last decade!
Get Expert Help for Your Move to Arvada
I’m Carla Knight, and I call the western suburbs of Denver home. I’ve chosen to make a life in this area, and I’m a great guide for anyone thinking about doing the same in 2017.
If you want expert, street-level advice about Arvada’s neighborhoods, schools, attractions, or anything else, just ask. I’ve got answers.
I also can give you access to the full, up to the minute MLS listings for Arvada real estate.
Check out the homes for sale below or contact me, Carla Knight, for 1-on-1 advice on making your housing needs meet your lifestyle! 720-626-9747.