If you’ve never taken the time to explore this well-established first-ring suburban hub, then plan your visit. Located just eight miles northwest of Denver, Downtown Arvada – otherwise known as Olde Town – offers a charming small-town feel and a family-friendly mix of dining, shopping, and history. With more than 100 restaurants, breweries, specialty stores, galleries, bars, and other businesses it is also home to gatherings and festivals throughout the year.
While downtown Arvada is designated on the National Register of Historic Places (in fact, Arvada was the site of the very first gold strike in Colorado), there are plenty of new developments happening in the up-and-coming Olde Town these days, too. With an estimated population of 115,000, Arvada retains a small-town feel. Arvada’s land encompasses nearly 23,000 acres and with three proximate Interstate highways and being on the RTD light rail line, it has great connectivity to the larger metro area. If you’re the outdoorsy type you will love the extraordinary trail system that links with Denver trails on the east and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the west with thousands of acres of parks and open spaces.