Focal point of the town, with many excellent eateries, shops, and cafes residents can enjoy

Welcome to Arvada

A quaint historic gold rush town with an abundance of beautiful green spaces
Arvada is a charming large suburb with a rich history that goes back to 1859 when European settlers came for the gold rush. It happens to be the first place gold was discovered in the Rocky Mountains. Today, it is a sought-after place to live with its proximity to downtown Denver only 10 miles to the southeast. Commuters into Denver can easily access either I-70 and I-76.
Nestled between Denver, Boulder, and the Rocky Mountains, this picturesque community has it all for a well-balanced and active lifestyle. Olde Town Arvada is the focal point of the town, with many excellent eateries, shops, and cafes residents can enjoy. There is a wide variety of upscale homes to choose ranging from old historic to ranch-style to modern, and more to suit the needs of homeowners. Arvada On Tap is a fun craft beer and BBQ festival that locals celebrate, sampling the best of both from local vendors. Once a month during summer, Movies Around Town features a movie in various parks.

What to Love

  • Quaint Olde Town Arvada with dining, shopping, and entertainment
  • Access to the Rocky Mountains for outdoor adventure activities
  • Arvada On Tap Festival and Movies Around Town
  • Easy access to downtown Denver, only 10 miles away

Local Lifestyle

Arvada is a lovely community where residents take pride in the history, outdoor spaces, and strong connections with neighbors. As part of the metropolitan area of Denver, locals are attracted to the small-town feel yet have all the lifestyle amenities of Denver minutes away.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Arvada has many fantastic dining and shopping options in the charming historic Olde Town Arvada area. School House Kitchen and Libations is a unique venue set in an old 1882 schoolhouse that now serves up great food and tons of whiskey selections from which to choose. You will enjoy the schoolhouse décor reminiscent of your early school days. Seafood lovers will delight in the vast assortment of delicious seafood dishes and sushi at Smokin Fins Arvada. The Arvada Tavern is a cozy pre-prohibition style cocktail bar and restaurant offering elevated pub fare and superb cocktails.
Homegrown Tap & Dough has a cool and modern vibe with exceptional wood-fired pizzas and craft beer. Hence its name, beer, and fresh handmade pizza dough are their specialty. Those craving the aromatic spices of Indian-Nepalese cuisine will like Yak and Yeti Restaurant and Brewpub. Ranked as having the best sushi in the area, Namiko’s Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant won’t disappoint.
Residents can find several quaint boutique-style shops in Olde Town Arvada, but for additional needs, Arvada Market Place and the Shops at Ralston Creek are great options. Each Sunday, the Arvada Farmers Market has fresh produce, baked goods, honey, cheese, plants, and more.

Things To Do

Arvada has no shortage of outdoor green spaces, including parks, trails, and wide-open areas filled with nature. The parks that have terrific playgrounds, sports fields, and paths for walking are Stenger Complex, Ralston-Central Park, and Tomlinson Park. If you prefer connecting with nature in a beautiful and tranquil setting, Van Bibber Open Space Park, Majestic View Nature Center, and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge stand out at the top with trails for hiking, running, and bird watching.
Those seeking to play golf on pristine golf courses will enjoy the courses and amenities at West Woods Golf Club and Indian Tree Golf Club. In the winter months, there are a number of top ski resorts under two hours away for avid skiers, such as Winter Park, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Vail.


Arvada has top-rated schools served by the Jefferson County School District.

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