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City Guide

People are drawn to Arvada thanks to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, variety of attractions and the bustling economy with an exceptionally low unemployment rate. Back in the day, however, it was gold that drew prospectors and future residents.

Even after the Gold Rush died down, the city's population continued to expand, and during the 1950s, it actually grew by over 700 percent. Fortunately, there are still plenty of living spaces to go around, and for those seeking one-bedroom apartmen...

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November 2017 Arvada Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Arvada Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Arvada rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Arvada

Even after the Gold Rush died down, the city's population continued to expand, and during the 1950s, it actually grew by over 700 percent. Fortunately, there are still plenty of living spaces to go around, and for those seeking one-bedroom apartments in Arvada, there's lots to choose from.

The Apartment Hunt in Arvada

Arvada is one of the largest cities in the state of Colorado, so its one-bedroom apartments aren't confined to any single area of town. However, certain areas are more abundant in available units than others.

If you're seeking out these single-bedroom apartments, it's a good idea to start looking in Olde Town Arvada first. It's packed with apartment communities and the area is perfect for career professionals. The retail center cuts right through Olde Town, so if you're on your way home from work, you can pick up anything you need.

For those looking to further their career, Arvada is also home to several corporations in a variety of industries. These include Sorin Group, Swinerton Builders, Barber-Nichols, Sartorius and Mark IIV Equipment. Don't feel confined to Olde Town, though. If your employer or the recreational activities you love are located elsewhere, it never hurts to look around.

Arvada Apartments and Your Wallet

It all comes down to dollars and cents, and if you're looking for a one-bedroom apartment in Arvada, there are plenty of great deals to be had. You'll spend around $1,100 a month, take or give a few hundred, to call "The Celery Capital of the World" home.

Most areas in Olde Town are closer to the $1,300 mark, but if you head up to the Westdale or east of Wadsworth Bypass, you'll be more in the $900 range. You have plenty of options in Arvada, and considering Denver -- only 11 miles away -- has one-bedroom apartments pushing $2,000, you're getting a great deal.

Calling Arvada Home

Having a one-bedroom apartment in Arvada brings you a variety of advantages. In fact, one-bedroom units in general are great. Even if you don't need room for a family, apartments of these size give you the option of spreading your legs. Plus, it's always a good thing to not have your bathroom and kitchen just a feet away from each other, like in a studio.

You'll also have enough space to have friends over while still keeping your own bedroom private. And for professionals who telecommute, it's always beneficial to have an area away from your bedroom so you can focus on work rather than lying in bed watching "Breaking Bad" for the seventh time.

Aside from your apartment, you'll also enjoy these wonderful things to do in Arvada:

  • Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
  • Annual Kite Festival
  • Majestic View Nature Center
  • Almost 150 miles of soft and paved trails
  • RTD train service, connecting Arvada, Denver, Adams County and Wheat Ridge

Maybe you want the tranquil recreational activities in Arvada. Maybe you like being close to the telecommunications, aerospace and tech industries located in nearby Denver. Either way, Arvada is the place you should call home.

Rent Report
Arvada

November 2017 Arvada Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Arvada Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Arvada rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Arvada rents declined moderately over the past month

Arvada rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but are up moderately by 3.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Arvada stand at $1,190 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,500 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Arvada's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.0%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Denver Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Arvada, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Denver metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Lone Tree has the most expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,990; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 1.7% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Aurora has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,550, while one-bedrooms go for $1,230.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,330; rents fell 0.9% over the past month but rose 2.0% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Arvada

As rents have increased moderately in Arvada, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Arvada is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 3.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.7% in Colorado Springs and 1.6% in Fort Collins.
  • Arvada's median two-bedroom rent of $1,500 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 3.7% rise in Arvada.
  • While Arvada's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.6%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Arvada than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Arvada is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Denver $1,050 $1,330 -0.9% 2.0%
Aurora $1,230 $1,550 -1.0% 5.1%
Thornton $1,430 $1,810 -0.3% 3.4%
Arvada $1,190 $1,500 -0.4% 3.7%
Westminster $1,240 $1,570 -0.6% 2.5%
Broomfield $1,310 $1,650 -0.6% 4.8%
Littleton $1,450 $1,830 0.4% 2.6%
Englewood $1,180 $1,500 -1.4% 1.5%
Golden $1,220 $1,540 -0.7% 2.3%
Lone Tree $1,580 $1,990 -1.7% 5.1%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.