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Arvada (1871, 5,337 feet), with its own large performing arts complex and a rejuvenated downtown, is one of Denver's more progressive suburbs. Long an agricultural town of several hundred, it became one of the county's fastest-growing communities after World War II. With a population of more than 90,000, Arvada is now Colorado's sixth largest city. Despite its transformation, Arvada retains a sense of identity and community pride not always found in suburban areas. This is reflected in the town's renewed commercial core, its cultural facilities, and its tidy residential neighborhoods.

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Thomas J. Noel

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