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Aurora, CO

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With over 325,000 residents, Aurora is the third most populous city in the state of Colorado, after Denver and Colorado Springs. While it has historically been seen as one of Denver’s larger suburbs, its burgeoning population has led many to reconsider its status as a less important city, and efforts to market it as Denver’s equal are underway. Still, since it’s a predominantly suburban city, the character is quite different than that of its more metropolitan neighbor.

Aurora Apartments


PeakView Place Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Advenir At Saddle Rock Apartments
Beds: 1-4  •  Baths: 1-2


21 Fitzsimons
Beds: Studio-3  •  Baths: 1-3


Sonoma Resort at Saddle Rock
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Legend Oaks
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Windsor at Meadow Hills
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Aurora, CO is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.26%
  • 8.14%
  • 8.24%
  • Female
  • 7.89%
  • 8.09%
  • 7.28%
is average rent in Aurora, CO
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 5.89%
  • 7.89%
  • 6.31%
of units are available for rent in Aurora
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 4122
  • 759
  • 2902
Getting Around in Aurora, CO

Driving is the most popular means of transportation in Aurora; in fact, about 76% of people—especially commuters—get around by automobile. Drivers often use Aurora’s major thoroughfares, such as Interstate 70, Interstate 225, and the E-470 beltway. However, there are some public transportation options available to Aurora residents, including the Denver-based Regional Transportation District (RTD), whose light rail system extends to Aurora. The H Line services two stations in Aurora: Dayton and Nine Mile. As far as intracity transportation is concerned, the latter connects to a sizeable network of buses.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Aurora is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 10.53%
  • 18.56%
  • 3.47%

Outdoor Activities

<p>Colorado is known for its diverse, sweeping landscapes, as well as the abundance of outdoor activities that take place within them, and Aurora is no exception. Aurora residents tend to be very active. Located just south of Aurora, Cherry Creek State Park allows for a wide range of activities like biking, birding, boating, camping, fishing, picnicking, and swimming, and the park's 12 miles of multi-use trails are used for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Come winter, the snow brings other outdoor options, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and ice skating, and downhill skiing is popular at many mountains in the area.</p>

Arts & Culture

<p>Aurora also has a lot going on in the way of arts and culture. The Aurora Arts District, the development of which was recently helmed by the Aurora Arts District Association, comprises the Aurora Fox Arts Center, the Aurora Artists Guild, the Vintage Theater, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, Sunrise Artworks, Red Delicious Press, and more. The mission of the association is to draw a group of arts-related events and organizations to an eight-block section of Colfax Avenue, so the area continues to grow. Aurora is also home to museums like the Aurora History Museum, which is a community-based history, arts, and cultural center.</p>


<p>As a suburban city, Aurora is a fairly family-friendly place. Its location just west of the Rocky Mountains offers a wealth of national parks, which can serve as nature&Otilde;s playground for children. Aurora's own trails, in fact, provide great opportunities to see Colorado wildlife. There are also quite a few Farmers Markets around the Denver-Aurora metro area that take place in the summer months, including Southlands Farmers&Otilde; Market, Havana Exchange Farmers' Market, and Delaney Farms Community Market. Other kid-friendly options in town include a mini golf course, a skate park, the Lookout Park &amp; Pool, and Piney Creek Hollow Park, which has a playground, a baseball field, a multi-use football/lacrosse/soccer field, and trails.</p>