A suburban community conveniently located near Denver and Boulder, Arvada is known for its quiet neighborhoods. Arvada is home to 111,000 people on more than 20,000 acres of city land. The city is home to a variety of residential neighborhoods and schools, open spaces and parks, businesses and retail. The city is proud of its educated workforce, a low crime rate, and a high quality of life.
A community favorite, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities offers theatre productions as well as educational classes and is one of the largest in the nation. Arvada’s historical downtown features a variety of restaurants and plenty of retail choices. Red Rocks Community College’s Arvada campus allows residents to attend college locally. Arvada is also close to major universities including the University of Colorado, the Colorado School of Mines, as well as the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Colorado's first gold discovery was made in Arvada in 1850. This discovery led a gold rush that led to population boom throughout the state. Land claims began with gold prospectors but eventually became agricultural areas before finally transforming into the neighborhoods and business districts that make Arvada today. You can visit the site of the first gold discovery at Arvada’s Gold Strike Park.
With its rich history and hometown feel, Arvada is a great place to live!
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