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Water Tower next to Water Tower Village in Olde Town Arvada

Arvada’s quiet friendly small-town feel is conveniently located close to the foothills and mountains and all the attractions that Metro Denver has to offer.
Arvada is located on the West side of Metro Denver and just North of I-70. It is close to the foothills with a variety of walking and biking trails, groomed parks and natural open-space areas.

Featuring a bustling historic downtown, Arvada was established in 1870. A population of 108,172. Arvada’s historic downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provides an fun selection of unique retails shops and great places to eat.


New Happenings in Arvada

Light Rail

The new light-rail line is under construction and City Planning has been working to re-develop the areas around the light-rail stations in Arvada, to provide convenient housing, recreation and shopping for single workers and young families. 2016 will see the opening of the RTD “GOLD-LINE”  which will connect Arvada to the Denver Union Station in Downtown Denver.  There are 3 stations planned for Arvada that will include park and ride facilities:

  • Arvada Gold Strike Station at 60th and Sheridan
  • Olde Town Station that will be along Grandview Ave. in Olde Town Arvada.
  • Arvada Ridge Station located on Ridge Road just West of Kipling Parkway.

You can go here for more information on light-rail in Denver and the RTD Gold-Line

Park Place Olde Town – close to completion

Walking Distance to planned Olde Town Station, across from McIlvoy Park, construction is nearing completion of Park Place Olde Town, a 153-unit, five-story apartment development.

Solana Olde Town Station  – completion anticipated in the fall of 2017

The apartment complex will be located just East of Wadsworth By-pass on Grandview Ave. with-in walking distance of Olde Town and Olde Town Station. The complex will include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 650 to 1,345 square feet most having attached garages.

Other Established communities close to the Light-rail stations:

Water Tower Village: Developed in 1997 the community that includes 600-plus row houses, apartments, townhomes and nearby retail. Just a few blocks from Olde Town.

Arvada Ridge Area: Located near the Arvada Ridge Station just W of Kipling Parkway. A multi-use community combining retail, education and mixed use housing, Housing includes a new 380-unit, multifamily development located across the street for a commuter rail station and several single-family residential neighborhoods.


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Ampitheater at the Arvada Center

Arvada takes great pride in the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural center in the country. The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. The Arvada Center is one of the largest multidisciplinary arts venues in the nation. Features 3 theater venues, gallery and classroom space,
The Center offers year-round performing arts programs across three venues. All the Arvada Center plays and musicals are created right at the center, making it the one of only two professional theaters of its kind in Colorado.

  • The 526-seat Main Stage Theater is nationally recognized for its award-winning Broadway musicals.
  • The 226-seat Black Box Theater is an intimate venue presenting the best in comedy and drama.
  • Outdoor Ampitheater

Go to their website for more information: The Arvada Center

Standley Lake

Standley Lake

In 2008, Arvada earned the Bronze level Bike Friendly City award from the League of American Bicyclists. Arvada’s bicycle network consists of multi-use paths, bike lanes, and shared lane facilities. Cyclists have an array of tools to improve their recreational and commuter rides: continuous trails, on-street bike routes, online maps, intersection signal detection, and educational programs. Many of the routes are interconnected with other Denver area bikeways. Here is a link with more information and maps

Arvada Bicycling