A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,059
National
$928
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
    77
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    271
    525
  • Theft
    2,030
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    248
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,938
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Arvada Reviews

246 reviews
All Categories
I have lived in Arvada for most of my life and all I can say is, I love it. It's home! It's a friendly and beautiful area with a lot to offer. I will say it used to be more of a hidden gem and now it's populating quite significantly which I'm not the hugest fan of, but it's still worth the stay. Also, although it is populated and can be an expensive area to live, I have managed to afford my living expenses here verses other areas of town much easier.
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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!
I love Arvada, it is a great town for famillies with many schools and recreation areas. I have lived here my entire life, and live it. There are limited things to do in Arvada at night, but many fun things to do within a 15 minute drive! Close to the mountains, city, Boulder, and Golden.