Arvada, CO 

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Health in Arvada, CO

Arvada, CO is a city located west of Denver that offers its residents the best in health care. The city has numerous hospitals and medical facilities, all staffed with highly trained professionals ready to provide quality care to those in need. Whether it’s an emergency or a routine checkup, Arvada offers everything from family clinics to specialized treatment centers. The city also boasts multiple gyms, fitness centers and recreation activities that are great for staying healthy and fit. With an array of resources available, residents of Arvada can take advantage of the community's commitment to their well-being.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.


There are 193 physicians per 100,000 population in Arvada. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Arvada area is 95.9 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

95.9 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Arvada area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 55.

89 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Arvada area is 93 (100=best). The US average is 87.

93 / 100

The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Arvada commutes 27.3 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Arvada area is 62 (100=best). The US average is 58.

62 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

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    Reviews for Arvada    6 Reviews
    Perfect town between Denver and the mountains. - 4/20/2023
    We absolutely love it here. Schools are top notch and being close to the mountains is amazing.... Read More

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    Too much Growth! - 5/9/2018
    I sorely miss the agricultural element that was a big part of Arvada, even up through the 1970s. The climate is beautiful, and Arvada used to have a large population of... Read More

    Arvada, CO - 1/7/2015
    Having lived in Arvada, Colorado for seven years, I will say that it is a nice and safe city to live in. The educational system is very good, as is the crime rate. The... Read More

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