Arvada Information



ARVADA INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 37.2 years

Awards
Digital Cities Survey Winner 2005 
CNNMoney.com Best Places to Live 2005

Business
Arvada Chamber of Commerce www.arvadachamber.org
Jefferson Economic Council www.jeffco.org
Jefferson County Business Resource Center
Arvada Economic Development Association www.aeda.biz

County
Jefferson and Adams

Downtown
Old Town Arvada remains an active and integral part of the Arvada economy, and is the cultural heart of the city. It has been called the most prosperous and successful suburban downtown in the Denver area, and is the hub of the Arvada real estate area.

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Main Office
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO
www.mv.state.co.us

Elevation
5,530 feet

Government
Council Manager -- Mayor and 6 Council Members

History
Arvada was founded as a gold mining town during the Colorado Gold Rush in the 1850s. Officially founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1904, Arvada grew slowly until the 1950s, when its population boomed from a mere 2,000 to over 20,000. Since then it has become well connected with Denver and is primarily a bedroom suburb.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Wheatridge, (4 miles) CO www.exempla.org
Centura Health - St. Anthony North Hospital, Westminster, CO (6 miles) www.stanthonyhosp.org

Main Post Office
Arvada Post Office:
5885 Allison St
Arvada, CO 80004-9998
Phone: (800) 275-8777
Fax: (303) 420-8321
Hours:
Monday thru Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00PM

Major Employers
COBE Cardiovascular / Sorin Group
Sundyne Corporation
Jefferson Center for Mental Health
North Jeffco Park & Recreation District
Target / Target Optical Shop
Pridemark Paramedic Services, LLC
Home Depot

Newspapers
Arvada Sentinel Newspaper
The Arvada Report Newsletter
Rocky Mountain News
Denver Post

Library Facilities
Jefferson County Libraries
Standley Lake Library
8485 Kipling Street Arvada Library
8555 West 57th Avenue. The Arvada Library, Jefferson County's smallest full-service library, is slated to relocate to a larger facility in Olde Town Arvada in fall 2006.

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver
Arvada is 11.9 miles west-northwest of Denver

Places of Interest
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Historic Olde Town Arvada
Arvada Festival Playhouse
Majestic View Nature Center

Population
103,400

Recreation
Arvada offers over 140 parks and manages over 2,000 acres of parks, lakes and open space that are connected by a unique system of creeks, canals and trails. Trails in Arvada are generally found along major creeks and roads.

There are three public golf courses: West Woods Golf Club, Lake Arbor Golf Club and Indian Tree Golf Course. There are also 2 disc golf courses: Memorial Park Disc Golf, considered the "granddaddy" of Colorado courses located at 8001 West 59th Avenue and our newest disc park called Bird's Nest Disc Golf. A Skateboard Park lies in the northeast corner of Memorial Park

The Arvada/Blun Reservoir is owned and operated by the City of Arvada and is open to the public for fishing, hiking, and boating. Since it serves as an important water source for the city of Arvada, sports such as wind surfing, swimming, water skiing, tubing and scuba diving are not permitted.

Recreation Center
Apex Center www.northjeffco.org/facilities/apex/

Safety and Law Enforcement
City of Arvada Police Department
www.arvadapd.org

Sales Tax
8.06 % Jefferson County; 8.26% Adams County

Shopping Centers
Denver West - Lakewood
Colorado Mills - Lakewood
Westminster Mall Shopping Center - Westminster

Size
35 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats
Arvada is in the Jefferson County School System. It has 24 public elementary schools; 7 public middle or junior high schools; and 4 public high schools. Arvada's average student to teacher ratio is 17.9:1(17.9 students for every one teacher) Utility Companies and contact info
Arvada Water and Sewer
Xcel Energy

Information Sources
www.arvada.org
reportcard.cde.state.co.us/reportcard/ - School Accountability Reports

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