Located in Jefferson County, the city of Arvada is located on the northwest side of metro Denver, bordering the cities of Wheat Ridge, Golden and Westminster. Once known for its small town roots, the city was well-known for small horse farms and acreages, but is now a popular metro Denver suburb with easy access to downtown Denver and the mountains.
There are many homes for sale in the city of Arvada, Colorado, from brick ranches in established old town neighborhoods, to very high-end homes and townhomes in the newer neighborhoods of West Arvada. Real estate in Arvada varies greatly, but the city is very family friendly, and the majority of schools in the area are ranked well among Colorado schools. The homes surrounding the Old Town area have a more urban feel, and many are being remodeled to suit the needs of a younger generation who are looking for more modern conveniences. Homes on the western edge of the city tend to be much newer, larger, and are often in neighborhoods that are very close to the surrounding foothills.
Old town Arvada is home to many locally-owned restaurants and breweries, and has been revitalized thanks to a younger, more urban population with growing families. The addition of a new light rail line that will serve the western suburbs makes transportation to downtown Denver very simple. Access to highways and the mountains is also a big plus, and makes the location very desirable to people seeking easy commutes to sporting and events in the downtown area, or for those that are hoping for an easier work commute.
The city has an excellent parks and trail system, which is used by outdoor enthusiasts for a variety of outdoor activities. Local lakes, creeks and dog parks dot the city, and it is not uncommon to find a home with excellent mountain views or open space areas.
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