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Arvada Real Estate

Arvada, CO: Once You’re Here You’ll Never Want to Leave

Arvada, CO – six miles north of downtown Denver – is a town almost famous with real estate agents as a place nobody ever moves away from. Continuing demand for homes from Arvada residents moving up (and from kids growing to adulthood who don’t want to leave) has given the 32-square-mile city a sense of buoyancy during real estate downturns – helped along by its favorable commuter location, close to Denver’s central business district, but very workable to Golden, the Denver Federal Center, and to Boulder, too.

One of the earliest places in the metro area to get some recognition during the westward movement, you can still see the 19th century roots in Arvada’s Olde Town, along an original rail line between Wadsworth Boulevard and Kipling Street – which now shows an attractive makeover that anchors a dozen venerable restaurants and brewpubs, not far from where the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities hosts galleries, musical performances and a popular repertoire theater drawing crowds from all over Denver.

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Arvada Real Estate

Arvada, CO Real Estate

The Arvada real estate market is going to see an influx of new homes with the RTD’s FasTracks Gold Line, set to open rail service from downtown’s newly re-envisioned Union Station to Olde Town and other Arvada stations in 2016.

That route northwest from downtown underscores the direction that ‘new-urban’ residential growth has taken from downtown in recent years – west from LoDo, thru Denver’s Highlands and Berkeley areas, now approaching Arvada’s and Wheat Ridge’s easternmost neighborhoods – some of them older areas that are ripe for makeovers.

Some of those are situated near newer areas such as Westwoods – an attractive golf course community along Ralston Creek that grew to maturity in the 1990s – and Village of Five Parks, a master-plan by Village Homes that sold very well even during down-market times for Colorado.

The success of those areas has now drawn newer residential areas north along the foothills; including Leyden Rock (near the old village of Leyden, west of Indiana Avenue on W. 80th/Leyden Road); Whisper Creek (along W. 87th Parkway between Alkire and Indiana); and Candelas — 4-mile-wide master plan that lies beside the 6,400-acre Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, created from the old Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant closed in 1992). Each of those areas is heavily environmentally themed – lots of emphasis on trails and recreational amenities, as well as on sustainability.

If you’re looking for newer homes with decent Boulder commuter access at lower pricing, closer in to metro Denver, ask to see Candelas – a new master-plan taking shape south of Superior in the city of Arvada beside the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a new open space created in 1994 from the remnants of a nuclear weapons lab.

Amenities Near Arvada Real Estate

Arvada is known for its recreational trails – including Ralston Creek Trail, wandering 12 miles from its confluence with Clear Creek to city reservoirs and parks in the Rocky Mountain foothills, passing through dozens of parks and recreation sites that have been nurtured along the creek’s banks. In the healthiest state in the country, new Colorado residents absolutely covet bike trails; and the network that Arvada has created spans 140 parks and 125 miles; passing Jefferson County schools that have now emerged as some of the best in the state.

Arvada neighborhoods like Candelas are offsetting their industrial locale with impressive amenities. A $3 million Swim & Fitness Club with 15 kilowatts of solar and a ground-source heat pump, just one of many sustainable components shown by its builders and neighborhoods. With such amenities, plus the views of the foothills and the loyalty of Arvada buyers, builders in those new areas – a mix of Colorado born-and-bred companies like Remington Homes and Village Homes, with nationals including Meritage, Lennar, Taylor Morrison and Ryland — are doubling down on Arvada: choosing to build in more than one Arvada neighborhood, and advancing ‘spec’ home inventory to get ahead of demand.