Arvada, Colorado is a beautiful first-ring suburb of Denver, the Mile High City. Arvada retains a small-town feel even with its estimated population of 107,700. Established in 1870, Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods, and a robust mix of business. Our strong civic leadership balances quality of life with an understanding and support of business and economic development.
Arvada's land encompasses nearly 23,000 acres. Three proximate interstate highways provide easy access to the larger metropolitan region and Denver International Airport. An extraordinary trail system links with Denver trails on the east and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the west, punctuated with thousands of acres of parks and open spaces.
Residents and businesses have easy access to world-class research institutions including the University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines; in addition, the Arvada campus of Red Rocks Community College provides training assistance to meet employer needs.
Arvada offers unique amenities. The historic downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provides an eclectic shopping and dining experience, and in the future will include one of three area transit stops as part of the metropolitan FasTracks light rail system currently under development. The City also takes great pride in the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, one of the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural centers in the country. The Center offers everything from award-winning theater productions and concerts to educational classes, as well as a large banquet facility for corporate and social gatherings.
Arvada's diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, low crime rate, and superb quality of life have helped shape our community into one of the most attractive and competitive cities in the Centennial State.
The City of Arvada was recently highlighted in Today in America with Terry Bradshaw. View the brief video here to learn more about this great city.
While there are numerous membership benefits that have kept City of Arvada leadership connected to NLC these past 50 years, we value being informed about the trends, triumphs, and challenges facing municipalities across the nation. With this awareness, we are able to see the potential impact in our local community as well as benefit from some of the solutions discovered by our NLC partners.