About Arvada – Neighborhoods, Stores, Things to Do, Local Info

Arvada neighborhoods, stores, things to do and local info covers a lot of ground!

I’ve written dozens of posts about Arvada, and gathered them here for your convenience.  I will keep adding links to this post as I get new posts written.

I know how hard it can be to get a handle on the ins-and-outs of a smaller town like Arvada.  People seem to think about Denver or Boulder when moving to Colorado, but what about all those friendly towns and neighborhoods between the better-known cities? Arvada is one of those towns, and it’s a sweet one.

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About Arvada

Arvada is a Giant Playground

Amazing Arvada

How to Pronounce ‘Arvada’

Historic Arvada

An Afternoon in Olde Town

People Always Think of Denver or Boulder, But What’s an Arvada?

Why I Like Olde Town Arvada

Colorado Lingo – Front Range, Eastern Plains, Front Range


Arvada’s Historic Homes

Club Crest

Five Parks

Hanging Out in The Village of Five Parks

Huntington Heights

The Landing at Standley Lake

Lake Arbor

Mid Century Modern homes in Arvada, Colorado

Market report for Arvada’s mid-century modern homes for June, 2011.

New Homes for Sale in West Arvada – Whisper Creek, Spring Mesa, more

Olde Town Arvada’s Historic Neighborhoods

Pomona Lakes

The Pond

Rainbow Ridge

Ralston Estates

Sierra Vista

Wyndham Park

Merchants, Restaurants, and Stores

Arvada Beer Company

The Archive Room

Bella Bistro

A Candlestick Maker – Nature’s Gift Candleworks and Studio

Fiori di Flavio – Olde Town Arvada Flower Shop

Knit Knack

La Patisserie Francaise French Bakery

Rheinlander German Baker

Roosters Mens’ Grooming Center

Scrumptious Ice Cream and Candy Shop

Shanti Home (Yoga, belly dance, Tai Chi, Qi Gong)

Silver VInes Winery

Steve’s Meat Market

Things to Do in Arvada

Olde Town Arvada’s Merchants invite you to ‘Lagniappe’ this Christmas

Blues Fest in Olde Town Arvada 2012

Free Fire Safety Classes 2012

Olde Town Arvada Presents Flicks in the Square 2012

Farmers’ Markets 2012

Free Saturday Morning Yoga in the Majestic View Park

Visit Majestic View Park

Arvada Trails Day – June 2, 2012

Kite Festival – April 14, 2012

Colorado Tartan Day – April 14, 2012

Celebrate Your 90s at High Tea – March 10, 2012

Hike Arvada This Winter (2011-2012)

A Chocolate Affair in Olde Town Arvada

Garden Classes at Timberline in Arvada

Arvada’s Free Summer Concert Series 2011

Colorado Tartan Day – April 9, 2011

Enjoy a Musical ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Arvada Center (2010)

Christmas in Olde Town Lagniappe in Olde Town

Free Concerts in the Park

4th of July Celebration

Ladies-Only Sample Tour

Visit the D Note in Olde Town

Halloween in Olde Town Arvada (2010)

Pets Trick or Treat in Olde Town Arvada (2010)

Things to do Near Arvada

2012 Events

Film on the Rocks (Red Rocks – Morrison)

Free Outdoor Concerts at Flatirons Mall

4th of July Denver to Boulder 2012

Hot Air Balloon Festival in the Mountains

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Colorado Rennaissance Festival

4th of July in Denver Colorado

Free Outdoor Concerts at Westminster Promenade

Taste of Colorado

Ongoing To-Dos

Visit the Big Cat Sanctuary

Boulder Iris Farm

Celestial Seasonings Tour

Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park

Adam’s Mystery Playhouse

Johnson’s Corner – Truck Stop and Famous Cinammon Rolls

Eldorado Canyon for hiking, pickniking

Boulder’s Dushanbe Tea House

Quality of Life

Mountain Views

Want Chickens in Your Backyard?

How Arvada Christmas Trees Live Forever

White Christmas Denver to Boulder

Remodeling Vintage Arvada Homes

The City of Arvada Wants You to Get to Know Your Neighbors

Wind Power Meets Needs of 450,000 Households

Recycle Your Turkey-Frying Oil

Arvada’s Community Garden

How our Doggies Deal with the Snow

Arvada’s Got Trains   -    ’Quiet Zones’ Update March 2011

Protesting Your Property Tax Valuation

Colorado Tornadoes

About Colorado Weather

Arvada is a Giant Playground

Favorite Plants in my Colorado Garden

Household Trash Talk

Arvada’s 10,000 New Roofs

Gardening between Denver and Boulder

Get Up-to-Date Crime Info Between Denver and Boulder

Traffic Accidents During ‘Accident Alert’

Real Estate News and Info

Monthly Market Reports for Arvada, Broomfield and Westminster

Club Crest Neighborhood Market Report November, 2012

Arvada Home Sales Reports January 2013

US Real Estate is Bouncing Back – How’s Arvada Doing?

Buying a House? Here’s Lots of Helpful Info!

Selling a House? Start Editing Now

How Many Arvada Home Sales are Short Sales?

The Housing Crisis is Almost Over!  Or, Is It?

Another Real Estate Myth:  Lenders Aren’t Lending?

What’s a Short Sale?

Get a Permit When Required, Check for Permits When You Buy a House

What About Radon?

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Arvada is a historic town about midway between Denver and Boulder in Jefferson County, Colorado. There are many different neighborhood styles and homes prices, all served by well-loved schools. Call me to talk about the kind of neighborhood you dream of living in. 

Read more about life in Arvada, Colorado.

Find all the homes for sale in Arvada, see how yours compares!

Or, check out homes for sale in Westminster, Broomfield, Golden, north Denver

How to buy a house Denver to Boulder.

I write posts on real estate issues and local events in the Denver metro area, especially those communities between Denver and Boulder, as a public service. My hope is to give people an idea of the ‘flavor’ of our community, in case they’re new or moving to the Denver area.

I am a residential real estate agent, happily helping folks buy a house or sell a house in the beautiful and friendly suburbs northwest of Denver.  Read what past clients have said about me.


Copyright © 2009-2013 Joetta Fort, The DiGiorgio Group

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I do tire of writing profiles about myself, I'd much rather talk about you! So please email or call me sometime. To look online for homes for sale in the metro Denver area, and set up a function to be notified of new listings, visit DreamHouseHunting.com. If at least a little info would be helpful, I've lived in Arvada since 1993, I've been a licensed, full-time real estate agent since 2001. You can read some past clients' testimonials on my website. I hope to hear from you soon! Joetta Fort, Independent Broker The DiGiorgio Group
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  2. Joetta Fort says:

    Thanks for stopping by!

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