One of our favorite local areas in the Denver metro area is Olde Town Arvada. This downtown-like destination in the suburb of Arvada is just about 15 minutes outside of downtown Denver and boasts its own unique history and bustling restaurant and shopping scene. Surrounding Olde Town Arvada are other neighborhoods with history, character, and of course access to other parks, trails, trains, etc. There’s so much to do!
Let’s here from our past clients, Sig and Sophia about what they love about living in Arvada and near Olde Town!
What do you love about living in your neighborhood?
We love how accessible southwest Arvada is to everything that we enjoy. We are less than 10 minutes away from Olde Town Arvada, where we spend the majority of our time but we can also easily slip out to the amazing Tennyson street or Sloan’s Lake areas of Denver within minutes. We are walking distance to the G-Line light rail, which will take us directly into Olde Town in one stop and into the heart of Denver in about 20 minutes. We have easy access to Golden as well as about six different hiking trail systems all within a 15 minute drive. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is super close as well! Olde Town Arvada is a great small town that has a big city heart. Recently, Olde Town began work on renovating the streets so that they are closed to traffic and thus more pedestrian friendly. Olde Town has a great variety of dining, shopping, and night life options and all businesses are truly supportive of the local community and their patrons. Arvada has a variety of greenway systems that make getting around by bike or walking extremely easy, and also make exercise extremely accessible. There are a multitude of parks that are accessible within a minute or so, no matter where you live. Last, but certainly not least – we are on the Western side of the metro area and therefore have great mountain views each day when we are driving or out walking our dog. It is also an easy jaunt up I-70 to bypass the early morning ski/camping traffic from the rest of Denver!
What’s fun to do on the weekends in your neighborhood? Any special events or activities that you attend?
There are a variety of great activities in Olde Town! First and foremost, the town square is almost always bustling – even on weekday afternoons. During the summer and fall there is a farmers market that is hosted in the town square on Sunday’s. There are also “Second Friday’s” that occur in a similar fashion to First Friday’s down off of Sante Fe. Several restaurants and shops are well known in the area for hosting live music events, such as: The Bluegrass Lounge hosts music most nights as do a variety of other bars in town. The Electric Cherry (an art shop) usually hosts music outside on Saturday’s throughout the summer and fall. There are also a variety of parades and festivals that occur throughout the year based on various holidays (such as St. Patties). Also, Fourth of July fireworks are an absolute MUST in the Rainbow Ridge area, as they are some of the most spectacular displays in the entire metro and are easily visible from the soccer fields and local park on the hill (in between Skyline Estates and Red Rocks Community College). Most importantly, Olde Town is a place that, regardless of if there is an event or live music, always feels like a fun place to socialize and be a part of a great community.
Tell us about some of your favorite local spots nearby (like dining, coffee, retail, parks, trails, etc):
Restaurants/Bars/Breweries: Bluegrass Lounge, Denver Beer Company, New Image Brewing, Yak And Yeti.
Coffee Shops: Bluegrass Lounge, Hunter Bay Coffee, Dulce Vida.
Retail: The Electric Cherry Collective (also has a Tattoo Artist – Freddie Arroyo, Acupuncturist – Sophia Arnesen, and Massage Therapist – Kate Zuminski who work within the shop).
The Van Bibber Trail system and Ralston Creek Trail System are great! Also, the Van Bibber Open Space is an amazing place to get out in nature and enjoy the outdoors.
Is there anything nearby that’s a hidden gem for those living in the neighborhood (ie, something awesome you wouldn’t know about unless you were living there)?
Arvada is often seen as “just another suburb” of Denver. But the beauty of Arvada is just how accessible it is to EVERYTHING in the metro as well as the mountains.
Spend a lot of time in OldeTown Arvada and get to know the local businesses and people!
Well, there you have it! Thank you to Sig and Sophia for giving us some insider tips about living in Arvada!
Another awesome option for living in the greater Denver metro area. If you’d like to learn more about the real estate in Arvada and around Olde Town, reach out to us. We’d love to be a resource for you and share more about the other clients we’ve helped in Arvada. They love living there!
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