Arvada Tourism, Colorado

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The first documented discovery of gold in the Rocky Mountain region occurred on June 22, 1850, when Lewis Ralston, a Georgia prospector headed for the California gold fields, dipped his sluice pan into a small stream near its mouth at Clear Creek. Ralston found about 1/4 ounce (6 g) of gold, then worth about five dollars. Ralston's companions named the stream Ralston's Creek in his honor, but they all left the next morning, drawn by the lure of California gold. During the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in 1858, Ralston brought another group of prospectors back to the site of his first discovery. The placer gold in the area soon played out, but hard rock deposits of gold were found in the mountains to the west. Some of the miners abandoned their search for gold and returned to farm the rich bottom land along Ralston Creek and Clear Creek. They found an eager market for their crops among other gold seekers. The Territory of Colorado was formed on February 28, 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 Railroad and the Denver Pacific Railroad at Jersey Junction, 3 miles (5 km) north of Denver. On December 1, 1870, Benjamin F. Wadsworth and Louis A. Reno platted the Ralston Point townsite along the railroad. 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 settler Mary Wadsworth. Her husband, Benjamin Wadsworth, became the first postmaster of Arvada. Colorado was granted statehood on August 1, 1876, and the Town of Arvada was formally incorporated on August 14, 1904. A vibrant agricultural community, Arvada claimed the title "Celery Capital of the World." Arvada grew rapidly during the latter half of the 20th century as a suburb of nearby Denver, the state capital. Arvada became a Statutory City on October 31, 1951, and a Home Rule Municipality on July 23, 1963. By the end of the millennium, the population of Arvada exceeded 100,000.

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This is a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine and enjoy a fun-filled holiday. Arvada in United States is an ideal destination for a vacation! This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Colorado Springs, United States. Attractions in Colorado Springs include Coors Field, Union Station, Sports Authority Field At Mile High. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Butts Aaf (fort Carson), Colorado Springs Airport, United States Air Force Academy Airfield. A holiday in Arvada can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Arvada*

  • Pollution Statistics in Arvada

    Know the pollution level of Arvada before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 43.33 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 35.82 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.27 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.07 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.31 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.18 (Very Low)
  • Arvada: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Arvada for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Arvada.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.9 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.36 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.88 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.06 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30.94 (Low)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.85 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.13 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.27 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.44 (Moderate)
  • Living in Arvada - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Arvada is 169.54 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 59.96 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 56.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 41.9 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.74 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.15 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.63 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.45 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.55 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Arvada

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arvada

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.87 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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