About Arvada, Colorado
Golf courses and mountain views in a Colorado suburb
Arvada is Colorado’s hidden gem. This historic, vibrant town is the perfect blend of the laid-back friendliness of a small town and the dynamic sophistication of an urban metropolis. Centered between buzzy Denver and trendy Boulder, Arvada offers the best of both worlds. Home to miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as a hip arts scene, Arvada really does have it all.
If the breathtaking views and urban cool factor don’t get your attention, take a bite out of this slice of history – Arvada is known as the “Celery Capital of the World.” Back in the early 1900s, Arvada had the privilege of serving its pascal celery at White House holiday dinners! Of course, this gold rush town also boasts a defining story a bit more glittery than celery – this was also the site of the first documented discovery of gold in the Rocky Mountains.
Homes here include modest single-family residences, luxe condos, upscale new construction builds in planned communities, and stately stunners with wide windows to take in the mountain views. With excellent schools, easy commuting to nearby cities, spectacular scenery, and an enviable lifestyle, Arvada offers residents a fun, colorful setting in which to live their best lives.
What to Love
- Mountain views
- Excellent schools
- Pristine golf courses
- A bustling downtown district
- Endless outdoor recreation
People & Lifestyle
Residents of this pretty, planned community love the Colorado sunshine and all the perks that come with living in the Centennial State. Skiing, golfing, and coffee culture rate high on the list of local pastimes, while excellent schools and an easy commute to nearby Denver and Boulder make this the perfect place for families and young professionals to set down roots.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Look for Arvada’s heart and soul and you'll find it in Olde Town Arvada, the city's vibrant downtown district. With quaint historic charm and an incredible selection of boutiques and bistros, this is where locals come to play. This is where you’ll find Homegrown Tap and Dough, a locally owned eatery celebrating everything that makes Colorado unique. With a trattoria-inspired menu of pasta, pizza, and craft beer, this lively spot is perfect for meeting friends and celebrating life’s everyday moments.
The unique menu at Smokin Fins features a blend of ocean-fresh seafood, sushi, and house-smoked specialties, such as prime rib and slow smoked pork. Celebrating diversity in both food and people, the friendly Jack's and Steamers offers some of the best service and cuisine around. A resident favorite, this amiable eatery offers a menu of New American comfort food, with some Italian, tacos, and barbeque thrown in for good measure.
Things to Do
Golfing, hiking, and taking in the stunning mountain views are just a few of the ways Arvada residents amuse themselves, and this town has plenty more to keep your dance card full. The Arvada WinterFest is a multi-cultural celebration featuring games, performances, music, vendors, food, and hot drinks. Kids can collect passport stamps as they visit booths and play games inspired from around the world.
Summer in Arvada was made for the movies – the Movies Around Town, that is. This local favorite runs every summer in Arvada’s best parks. Pack up the blankets, pop yourself some popcorn, and settle back for some cinematic entertainment. Live music plays while you wait and the curtain goes up at dusk. Attention all kite-flyers! Arvada needs your services at the annual spring Kite Festival. Let your imagination run the show and make your own kite, or buy one of the colorful creations for sale at the event, then bring chairs and blankets, and plan to spend the day eating food from the many festival vendors and watching your kite soar through the blue sky.