In 1925, Arvada was a
small farming community with a population of approximately 1,000
people. Today Arvada maintains a business friendly climate, hometown
environment, safe neighborhoods, citizen volunteerism, economic
opportunities, historical significance and pride in the community.
Arvada's legacy is rich
with historical significance. Historic Olde Town Arvada is listed
on the National Register of Historic Places. Arvada recognizes and
protects the character and charm of its past by investing in restoration
land is 20,872 acres (32.6 sq. miles) and has more than 1,300 acres
available for commercial and industrial development. Arvada prides
itself on its award-winning parks and trail system which links downtown
to the foothills.
award-winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is a diverse,
year-round facility for professional theatre, concerts, art exhibitions,
and arts and humanities classes for all ages. The Center also features
a history museum and includes a 7,000 sq. ft. banquet and meeting
Rocks Community College Arvada Campus is convenient to residents
and employees who desire to continue their education. Arvada is
just 14 miles from the University of Colorado at Boulder and 7 miles
from the Colorado School of Mines.
continues to record one of the lowest crime rates in the Denver
Metropolitan area, and was recently named the 12th safest city of
over 75,000 residents in America by Morgan Quitno Press.