236 reviews
  1. Suburb of Denver, CO
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

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

Arvada Reviews

236 reviews
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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.
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.