Arvada, Colorado

Arvada CO Real Estate, Arvada Area and Community Information


The History of the Arvada CO Real Estate Spans At Least 500 Years: The first people who settled near the modern Arvada real estate market were tribes of Arapaho and Cheyenne people who settled near Arvada at least 500 years ago. They used the area as one of their favorite fishing and hunting areas.

The first known European-American settlers arrived in the area in 1850. They were led by a prospector named Lewis Ralston. Ralston found gold deposits near two creeks that dotted the area near the Arapaho and Cheyenne settlements. One of these creeks was later named after Ralston. 

Interest in Arvada CO homes increased after Congress approved the Homestead Act of 1862. The act encouraged Arvada's earliest settlers to purchase homesteads near Ralston Creek. Most of these settlers were farmers who grew berries, celery, melons, wheat and other crops.

Arvada remained an agricultural community until the late 1950s when Denver-area home buyers discovered Arvada's friendly neighborhoods, affordable homes and rewarding economic opportunities. Many of these home buyers purchased homes for sale in Arvada that feature many interesting ranch-style and Usonian-style architectural designs.

Arvada properties are now located in a lovely Denver suburb that offers home buyers access to many outdoor attractions, safe neighborhoods and many rewarding career choices. These benefits make real estate in Arvada a wonderful value for home buyers who wish to relocate to the greater Denver area.

For more details about the history of real estate in Arvada, please read this interesting article written by the Arvada city government.

The Apex Parks and Recreation District Offer Recreational Facilities That Are Open to All Arvada Residents: The Apex Parks and Recreation District operates more than 100 recreational facilities that are open to all Arvada home buyers. Some of these Arvada-area recreational facilities include the Arvada-Blunn Reservoir, the Arvada Equestrian Arena, two golf courses, eight urban bike trails, nine community centers and more than 60 parks.

Moreover, the Susan Duncan YMCA offers more than 30 recreational programs that are open to all Arvada residents. Some of the most popular programs offered by the Susan Duncan YMCA include youth dance classes, eight youth sports programs, several adult art classes and more than 20 adult fitness classes.

Arvada Homes for Sale Are Located near Many Fun Outdoor Attractions: Arvada is well-known for its location near many fun outdoor attractions that are located near Interstate 70 and other popular transportation routes. Some of the most popular Arvada-area outdoor attractions include the Araphoe Ski Basin and Standley Lake.

Arvada homes for sale are also located other attractions that are fun to explore. Some of these Arvada-area attractions include the Olde Town Arvada historic district and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Arvada Is Also Home to Many Family-friendly Events: Many family-friendly events take place near Arvada. Some of the most popular Arvada events include the Arvada Holiday Craft Fair, the Taste of Arvada restaurant show and the Old Town Arvada Blues n' BBQ music festival. Home buyers who are interested can find details about other Arvada-area events by visiting the Arvada Visitors Center's event website.
Lori Fontyn
Lori Fontyn
Realtor Extraordinaire