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Arvada Colorado plans for light rail station

Arvada residents will find getting to work around the Denver metro area a bit easier in 2016, thanks to the Gold Line commuter rail. According to a recent article from the Denver Post, if city officials have their way, the journey will be made even simpler still with a shuttle system that will transport residents to and from the rail line stop in Olde Town Arvada Colorado.

The Gold Line will connect Union Station in downtown Denver to Wheat Ridge and will feature seven different stations, including the one in Arvada. Service frequency will be every fifteen minutes from 6 am to 6:30 pm, with thirty minute frequency in the early morning and night.

The city of Arvada is working with a citizen run transportation committee and the Regional Transportation District to design a circular shuttle system that would run throughout the city, the article stated. Potential shuttle stops would include Red Rocks Community College, Stenger Sports Complex, the Triangle District, the senior center, and the Arvada Center. City transportation engineer John Firouzi stated that the intention is to streamline services in order to provide citizens with more access to transportation than they currently have.

Public transportation options take the downside of dealing with traffic from the commuting equation and make the notion of suburban living possible for more people. If you’re looking for a home in Colorado and you’d like to know what Arvada has to offer, Housing Helpers can assist you. We offer friendly, professional, and knowledgeable service. For more information, contact us today.

 

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The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado is a great place to call home for so many reasons

How important is living in an inclusive city to you? Would you like to live and work in a place that is socially conscious and where people strive to make the world better? If so, then read on.

Meet Athan and Jack Miller — the owners of Jack’s Bar & Grill and a coffee shop called Steamers both businesses located in the quaint downtown center of The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado.  The Millers currently employ 40 developmentally disabled adults to work in their restaurant and coffee shop.

Eighteen months after they originally bought the coffee shop in 2010, the Millers had more than quadrupled their sales. They built extra space in 2012, and business there continues to thrive. Their inclusive hiring practices, which provide jobs for about 40 non-developmentally disabled workers in addition to those with disabilities, is drawing the attention of job seekers across the metro area.

Meanwhile, aware of the 75 percent unemployment rate among developmentally disabled people, the Millers have begun a crowd-sourced funding campaign in order to raise the money to build a prep kitchen across the street. The prep kitchen would enable them to hire an additional 20 to 30 developmentally disabled individuals and provide them with employable skills.

The Millers say that this is a labor of love, and that it feels great to give opportunities to others. This is just one example of the great businesses and great people that can be found in The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado.

The Ahi Tuna Slider at Jacks in Five Parks (my personal favorite!)

If you’re planning to relocate to Arvada, contact us first. We have years of experience selling homes in the Village of Five Parks and throughout Arvada Colorado , we enjoy working to help people relocate to Arvada!

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The Village of Five Parks Arvada Colorado

The Village of Five Parks is an award winning community located in Arvada Colorado between Alkire and Indiana Streets, along West 86th Parkway.  This is the far west northwest border of Arvada and Jefferson County in the zip code 80005.

The Village of Five Parks Piranhas Swim Team

The Boulder County line is visible from the north ridge of the Village of Five Parks, along with spectacular views of the Flatirons in Boulder.  Also visible from the north ridge of Five Parks is Standley Lake Park making for a picturesque backdrop for the homes along the ridge.

The Village of Five Parks has been named Colorado Community of the Year four times, the latest in 2012 by the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver for its perfect blend of extraordinary amenities and homes.  Original phases of this neighborhood were constructed in 2002 through 2005.  Roughly 900 homes, townhomes, and condos were constructed to surround five expertly landscaped parks, an elementary school, and a small quaint downtown area.

At the hub of downtown Village of Five parks is the community center called the Depot.   Organized events for adults and children are the norm here.  The community fitness center Platform Five, and the community swimming pool are avaialble to all Five Parks residents.   The summer concert series is a popular event for Five Parks residents to gather in lawn chairs to listen to local musicians and sip wine.  In the winter there are horse drawn sleigh rides and a visit from Santa Clause himself much to the delight of children and their families.  The Village of Five Parks is a community that inspires neighbors to get to know one another, it really has a sense of community like that you would imagine existed years ago.

The Village of Five Parks schools are Meiklejohn Elementary, Oberon Middle School, and Ralston Valley High School. 

Meiklejohn Elementary School is a beautiful building that is only five years old and is full of great resources, wonderful technology, and a great staff.   The Meiklejohn Elementary School was rated one of the best school in the sate, an A+ rating, in 2012 by ColoradoSchoolGrades.com.   Located in the center of the Vilage of Five Parks it allows for easy access for children and their parents to attend school without leaving the neighborhood.

The Village of Five Parks was originally developed as a commuter suburb of Denver.  Over time the word has spread and due to its proximity to Boulder it is now a popular residence for many former Boulder County residents.   In fact we have moved more than several families into the Village of Five Parks from the Boulder area including Superior, Erie. and Boulder.  Thes families find the relative affordability and larger floorplans compared to what you might find in Boulder gets them a lot more home and better quality of life for the money.  And Five Parks proximity to open space parks, trails, and mountain views appeals to former Boulderites as well.    Many Five Parks residents also make the short five mile commute to Broomfield and the Interlocken Business Park.

The Village of Five Parks is a wonderful “up and coming” area of the Denver Boulder corridor with a wide appeal for those seeking a naturally beautiful environment with a true neighborhood feel, newer construction, and access to great amenities.  If you are considering a move, let us show you the best that The Village of Five Parks in Arvada has to offer.

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