10 Interesting Facts About Arvada

Facts About Arvada

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Facts About Arvada

  1. The origins of Arvada can be traced back to 1850 when travelling prospector Lewis Ralston made an unexpected gold discovery in a local mountain stream.
  2. The city of Arvada has a total area of 25,325 acres, including 422 acres of water.
  3. Arvada is predominately a commuter town to Denver and Boulder, at the edge of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
  4. Arvada is twinned with the following sister cities Jinzhou, China & Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan and Mechelen, Belgium.
  5. Arvada is located in northeastern Jefferson County at 39°49′12″N 105°6′40″W (39.819962, -105.110975).
  6. Annual events in Arvada include the yearly Harvest Festival, held every September in the city’s Olde Town area. The Festival, a city institution since 1925, recalls the time when Arvada was primarily a farming community.
  7. The estimated population of Arvada is 124,402, as of 2020, making it the seventh most populous city in Colorado.
  8. Arvada became a Statutory City on October 31, 1951, and a Home Rule Municipality on July 23, 1963.
  9. Notable individuals who were born or have lived in Arvada include Roc Hillman; Clive Cussler; Joe King; Roy Halladay; Isaac Slade; Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
  10. Arvada is the western terminus of Interstate 76, which begins at the intersection of Interstate 70 and State Highway 121.
Facts About Arvada
Facts About Arvada
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