AuroraAurora, located in Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties, is Colorado’s 3rd largest city with slightly more than 388,000 residents. Encompasses 160 square miles, Aurora features more than 450 neighborhoods, six golf courses, two reservoirs, almost 100 parks, 8000 acres of open space, 103 miles of trails and is home to Buckley Air Force Base. Aurora was incorporated 1891 as the Town of Fletcher, named after Donald Fletcher, one of the developers. It was renamed Aurora in 1907, after one of the subdivisions in the town. Aurora grew as a military town with the construction of Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and later the additions of Lowry and Buckley airfields. Today, the city is still growing with new housing, recreational choices and technical-business plazas around these same locations. Aurora is conveniently located close to some of east Denver’s top attractions such as the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science and is also just a 15-minute drive away from Denver International Airport. Livibility.com just ranked Aurora as #36 on their Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. It ranked very high in the demographics category as a minority-majority city, with a diverse population of Latino, African American, Asian and foreign-born residents. Although home values are still appreciating rapidly, Aurora is considered a more affordable option than many other suburbs in the metro area. The median home price for homes that closed in the last quarter of 2021 was $455,000, up from 19.4% year-over-year. Learn more about Aurora here.
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