Arvada, Colorado Homes for Sale

If you’re looking for a house for sale as your new home in the great City of Arvada, Colorado (including with mountain views) or other real estate (including mobile homes in addition to houses), email your new real estate agent Chuck Zaragoza at chuck@agreatgroup.com (he’s a realtor who services the entire Denver Metro Area)! And also see below for this quick introduction to your new home of Arvada:

History of Arvada, Colorado

Arvada High Schools: Arvada Senior High School, Pomona High School, Ralston Valley High School

The first documented discovery of gold in the Rocky Mountains occurred in June 1850, when Lewis Ralston, a prospector headed from Georgia to California, dipped his pan into a small stream near its mouth at Clear Creek and found about a quarter ounce of gold. Ralston’s companions named the stream “Ralston’s Creek” in his honor, but everyone left the next morning for California.

Eight years later, during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, Ralston brought another group of prospectors back to the same site. Hard rock deposits of gold were found in the Rockies to the west after the placer gold in the area soon panned out, but some of the miners abandoned their search for yellow metal and returned to farm the rich bottom land along Ralston Creek and Clear Creek, finding an eager market for their crops among other gold seekers. The Territory of Colorado was formed in February 1861, and the farms in the valley expanded to feed the growing population of the region.

In 1870, the Colorado Central Railroad laid tracks through the area on its route from Golden to link up with the Kansas Pacific and the Denver Pacific at Jersey Junction 3 miles north of Denver. In December 1870, Benjamin Wadsworth and Louis Reno platted the Ralston Point townsite along the railroad, and, to avoid confusion with other communities along Ralston Creek, Ralston Point was soon renamed Arvada in honor of Hiram Arvada Haskin, brother-in-law of Benjamin’s wife Mary (perhaps Mr. Arvada was a major investor?). The Town of Arvada was incorporated in August 1904 and claimed the title “Celery Capital of the World”.

Arvada grew rapidly during the latter half of the 20th century as a northern suburb of Denver, and by the year 2000, the city’s population had surpassed 100,000.

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