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Facts About Arvada

10 Interesting Facts About Arvada

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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