Arvada has its roots in gold mining in the 1850s, though it quickly became a farming community in the following years. Arvada became an incorporated town in 1904 and was dubbed the "Celery Capital of the World." You can find much more historical information on Arvada at http://www.arvadahistory.org/# and by visiting the museum at the Arvada Center.
Today, Arvada is a thriving Denver suburb in Jefferson County, with many unique neighborhoods and homes. Residents love its proximity to both Denver and a main highway to the mountains, and we hear from many that they love their neighborhoods too — from the local parks and quality rec centers to the friendly faces.
Olde Town Arvada
Olde Town Arvada has become a hub of restaurants and shopping in the area. Enjoy everything from pizza and tacos to seafood, grab a whiskey or cocktail with friends, shop the local Farmer's market on summer Sundays, or let the kids splash around on a hot day. The area has many local businesses and a stop along the Commuter Rail to take you to downtown Denver or even connect to the airport. Check out the Bluegrass for live music and great happy hour specials or walk down to the movie theater nearby after you grab a bite to eat. See a map of all the businesses or see what events are on the horizon here: https://oldetownarvada.org/
The Arvada Center
The Arvada Center boasts a local museum and hold many art shows and performances throughout the year. The center also hosts educational activities and summer camps. See more at: https://arvadacenter.org/
Recreation Centers, Parks and Trails
Arvada has many recreation centers and parks available to residents and visitors. The large Apex Center includes a huge water activity area, a climbing wall, ice rinks, gyms, indoor playground and more. Other rec centers are also dispersed in the city with racquetball, tennis, swimming pools, and other workout facilities. Arvada residents enjoy softball and soccer fields and leagues a large skate park and miles and miles of trails for hiking and biking throughout the city. Golfers can choose from multiple courses in the city at Indian Tree, Westwoods, Stoney Creek or Lake Arbor. Explore more at: apexprd.org
Arvada is full of great neighborhoods that have their own fabulous amenities, from Five Parks to Tablerock, Lake Crest, Scenic Heights, and so many more. There are lots of small shopping and dining areas throughout town and fabulous neighborhood parks spread throughout the city for your enjoyment. We love Arvada so much that this is where our office is. Stop by and see us sometime!
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