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Exploring the Olde Town Arvada

Nestled just northwest of Denver, Colorado, Olde Town Arvada stands as a testament to the rich tapestry of American history intertwined with modern-day vibrancy. Stepping into this quaint neighborhood is like stepping back in time, where the echoes of the past harmonize seamlessly with the bustling energy of contemporary life. In this blog post, we'll take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of Olde Town Arvada, exploring its fascinating history, diverse architectural styles, delectable eateries, eclectic shops, and myriad recreational activities.


A Glimpse into History

The name "Olde Town Arvada" reflects the neighborhood's historical significance and its commitment to preserving its rich heritage. The term "Olde Town" evokes a sense of nostalgia and tradition, harkening back to a bygone era when the area served as the bustling heart of Arvada's early community. Founded in 1850 as the first permanent settlement in present-day Jefferson County, Arvada owes much of its early growth to the discovery of gold in the nearby Rocky Mountains. Olde Town Arvada emerged as the heart of this burgeoning community, boasting a rich heritage that can still be seen in its well-preserved historic buildings and landmarks.



Types of Homes

Walking through the tree-lined streets of Olde Town Arvada, one can't help but admire the eclectic mix of architectural styles that grace the neighborhood. From charming Victorian-era cottages to stately Craftsman bungalows and mid-century modern residences, each home tells its own story, reflecting the diverse tastes and preferences of its inhabitants.

Culinary Delights

Food lovers rejoice in Olde Town Arvada, where a culinary adventure awaits around every corner. Whether you're craving authentic Mexican and Italian cuisine, savory barbecue, farm-to-table fare, or international flavors, the neighborhood's restaurants and eateries offer something to tantalize every palate.And for those looking to pair their meal with a perfectly crafted cocktail or a cold brew, Olde Town Arvada's bars and pubs are not to be missed. Be sure to sample local favorites like School House Kitchen & Libations, Denver Beer Co., The Bluegrass Lounge and The Arvada Tavern for a true taste of the area's culinary and vibrant bar scene.


The Mighty Colorado Burger - 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

The Bluegrass Lounge - Olde Town - 7415 Grandview Ave

Denver Beer Co. Olde Town Arvada - 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Fuzzy's Taco Shop - 5760 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Secret Level - 5711 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

New Image Restaurant and Brewery - 5622 Yukon St

The Bluegrass Lounge - Olde Town - 7415 Grandview Ave

The Arvada Tavern - 5707 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

School House Kitchen and Libations - 5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Stone Cellar Bistro - 7605 Grandview Ave

Homegrown Tap & Dough - Arvada - 5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Mangiami - 5614 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Lady Nomada - 7519 Grandview Ave

Smokin Fins - Arvada - 7600 Grandview Ave #100

The Grandview Tavern and Grill - 7427 Grandview Ave

Lloyd's Tasty Sandwiches - 7512 Grandview Ave

Bread Winner's Cafe - 7311 Grandview Ave

Boutique Shopping

For those with a penchant for unique finds and one-of-a-kind treasures, Olde Town Arvada's boutique shops and artisanal stores are a shopper's paradise. From quirky vintage boutiques to contemporary art galleries,flower shops, gift centers, book stores, and specialty shops, there's no shortage of places to indulge in a little retail therapy. Explore Main Street for charming boutiques like Balefire Goods, Book Cranny, and Scrumptious.


Electric Cherry Shop + Studios - 5777 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, R200

Outside The Box Gifts, Home & Garden Decor - 5760 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Unit A

Book Cranny - 7580 Grant Pl

Third Eye Gifts - 5752 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Arvada Army Navy Surplus - 5701 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Crystal Joys - 5655 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Ramah Home - 5642 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Adiluna Boutique - 5626 Olde Wadsworth Blvd

Burd's Nest Art Gallery - 7611 Grandview Ave

Scrumptious - 7523 Grandview Ave

Balefire Goods - 7513 Grandview Ave

Carly's Boutique - 7401 Grandview Ave

Jewelfire Diamonds Olde Town - 7674 Grandview Ave, Suite 115

Recreational Haven

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to love in Olde Town Arvada, with its proximity to scenic parks and recreational amenities. Enjoy a picnic in McIlvoy Park, or visit Arvada Visitors Center. The Arvada Community Room hosts a variety of workshops, classes, and events suitable for all ages, making it a hub for learning and socializing. Into The Fire provides a fun and artistic experience with its paint-your-own pottery studio, allowing visitors to unleash their creativity and take home a personalized masterpiece. experiencing the excitement of the ….


Into The Fire, A Paint Your Own Pottery Studio - 7409 Grandview Ave

McIlvoy Park - 5750 Upham St

Arvada Visitors Center - 7305 Grandview Ave

The Ralston-Central Park - 5850 Garrison St

Wolff Park Arvada - 8500 W 57th Ave

Griffith Station Park - 5200 Carr St

Hoskinson Park - 8700 Brooks Dr

Festivals & Entertainments

Held annually, this beloved event celebrates the community's agricultural heritage with a lively parade, carnival rides, live music, delicious food vendors, and more. It's a time-honored tradition that brings people together to enjoy all the best that Olde Town Arvada has to offer.


  • 99th Annual Arvada Harvest Festival & Parade (September 8th, 9th, and 10th 2024)
  •  Shakespeare in the Parking Lot | A Midsummer Night's Dream (Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM
  • Casey Russell at The Bluegrass Olde Town (Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM)
  • The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 7:30 PM)
  • DAM Jam (Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 1:30 PM)
  • Sad Summer Festival (Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 2:00 PM)
  • Arvada on Tap - A Craft Beer ad BBQ Fest (Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 9:oo AM - 6:00 PM)
  • Sondheim On Sondheim (Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:30 PM)
  • Arvada Kite Festival (Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM)

In Olde Town Arvada, the past and present converge in a delightful blend of history, culture, and community. Whether you're exploring its historic landmarks, sampling its culinary delights, perusing its shops, or enjoying its outdoor offerings, this charming neighborhood never fails to captivate and inspire. So, come wander the cobblestone streets and experience the magic of Olde Town Arvada for yourself – you never know what hidden gems you might discover along the way.



Contact me today with any questions: 

Kelly Thompson-Milner, REALTOR


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Kelly’s Additional Credentials: 

Residential Construction Certified

New Build Specialist Designation

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