Arvada was founded in 1870 and is located in parts of Jefferson and Adams counties. Old Town Arvada historic district is located 7 miles northwest of the Colorado State capital. The city boasts a charming downtown area, beautiful scenic views and a very popular arts district. With it’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains, recreation-rich Boulder, and the hip Highlands, this quaint yet popular location is a hub for small town enthusiasts and city goers alike. Arvada has a diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, low crime rate, and provides a superb quality of life for all its residents.