Arvada, Colorado, situated at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, is known as a commuting hub for the Denver metropolitan area. While it is certainly true that many people who live in Arvada commute to Denver jobs, Arvada is much more than a simple bedroom community.
“Indeed.Com” recently listed 146 international jobs available in Arvada. Two major Interstate highways cross the city: I-70, which runs from Maryland to Utah, and I-76, which goes eastward into Nebraska. Arvada has access to several state highways as well. There are more than 43 shopping centers, several of which contain major outlets. Arvada is served by Amtrak as well as by the Denver Rapid Transit System (RTD). There are several hospitals, urgent care facilities and clinics located in Arvada including, among others, Lutheran Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Exempla Lutheran Medical Center.
Arvada was founded in 1870 and formally incorporated in 1904. “Olde Town” Arvada focuses on that history with quaint bricked streets and ornamental hitching posts along the curbs. Olde Town also contains specialty shops and eclectic restaurants offering everything from deli sandwiches to steaks. Arvada is known for its arts as well, with a theater center that produces plays and musicals to rival those in the nearby Bonfils Arts Center in Denver. There are two golf courses and several parks, many with swimming pools and tennis courts along with pavilions for picnics or parties. A few miles from the shopping and metropolitan atmosphere of Arvada, several highways turn upward into the craggy gorges and aspen meadows of the Rocky Mountains, where ski slopes and hiking trails are an easy drive away.
Climate and Demography
Arvada, at just over 5400 feet in altitude, boasts a median high temperature of 65.7 degrees and a low of 34.8 degrees. There are an average of 246 sunny days and 91 days of precipitation, including an average of 83.6 inches of snowfall. Arvada’s population is just under 110,000, making it the seventh most populated city in Colorado. The median age of its residents is 40.5 years and average household income is $66,125. Future job growth in Arvada is projected at 40.8 percent which is six percent above the projected national rate.
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