Arvada, CO

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.

Living in Arvada


From the annual Olde Town Chocolate Affair to raise money for non-profit organizations, to the annual Kite Festival, Arvada’s community presence is well known in the Denver community. 

From nearby Golden Gate State Park, to local theater at the Festival Playhouse, your new home is close to a wide variety of local attractions.  The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities boasts the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural center in the country.

Schools close to the area are numerous as they are diverse.  There are public, private and religious schools from elementary through High School.  University of Colorado and nearby Colorado School of Mines offer world class learning all within a short drive.

Subdivisions include:  Alkire Estates, Allendale, Allens, Olde Town, Alta Vista, Appleridge Estates, Arbor Estates, Arbor Green, Arbor Pointe, Arlington Meadows, Tannehill, Oberon Acres, Arvada Gardens, Arvada West, Cameo Estates, Candlelight, Candlelight Valley, Club Crest, Double E Ranch, Eldorado Estates, Fieldstone, Ralston, Fieldstone/ Westwoods, Grace Place, Hackberry Estates, Hackberry Hill Estates, Happy Valley, Harvest Lane, Hills At Standley Lake, Huntington Heights, Indian Crest, Indian Tree, Lake Arbor, Lake View, Lakecrest, Lamar Heights, Landing At Standley Lake, Maple Valley, Meadowglen, Overlook, Northridge Village, Oberon, Overlook At Standley Lake, Parkway Estates, Pebble Brook, Pioneer Ridge, Pomona Lakes, The Pond, Rainbow Ridge, Ralston Estates, Ralston Valley, Ridge At Harvest Lane, Saddle Brook, Schneider, Sierra Estates, Sierra Vista, Skyline Estates, Standley Lake, Stefan Ridge, Stonefield Estates, Sunrise Ridge, Supreme Estates, Tannehill, The Pond, The Yacht Club, Trailside, Village At Five Parks, Water Tower Village, West Woods, Westwood Villas, Westwood Links, Wood Creek Condos, Wood Run, Woodland Valley, Wyndham Park.

Lori Fontyn
Lori Fontyn
Realtor Extraordinaire
Westminster and Arvada offices! ARVADA CO 80007