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Aurora, Illinois, 60504
1 Bedroom$1,025 - $1,089
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Aurora, Illinois, 60504
Aurora, Illinois, 60504
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1 Bedroom$876 - $1,198
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Aurora Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 5.0% 8.3% -3.3% $10,000 to $14,999 3.5% 5.5% -2.0% $15,000 to $19,999 4.2% 5.5% -1.3% $20,000 to $24,999 4.8% 5.8% -1.0% $25,000 to $29,999 5.1% 5.9% -0.8% $30,000 to $34,999 5.2% 6.0% -0.8% $35,000 to $39,999 5.7% 5.7% +0.0% $40,000 to $44,999 5.9% 5.6% +0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 5.4% 5.0% +0.4% $50,000 to $59,999 9.9% 9.4% +0.5% $60,000 to $74,999 13.1% 11.4% +1.7% $75,000 to $99,999 14.7% 11.6% +3.1% $100,000 to $124,999 7.9% 6.1% +1.8% $125,000 to $149,999 4.0% 2.9% +1.1% $150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 2.6% +0.4% $200,000 or more 2.6% 2.8% -0.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 4.0% 7.1% -3.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 12.4% 13.0% -0.6% 15.0% to 19.9% 16.6% 15.2% +1.4% 20.0% to 24.9% 14.3% 13.1% +1.2% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.9% 10.1% +1.8% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.9% 7.0% +1.9% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.3% 4.8% +1.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 7.3% 6.2% +1.1% 50.0% or more 14.2% 17.3% -3.1% Not computed 4.2% 6.3% -2.1%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 14.2% 12.2% +2.0% 25 to 34 years 34.3% 29.1% +5.2% 35 to 44 years 21.7% 21.9% -0.2% 45 to 54 years 13.3% 14.5% -1.2% 55 to 64 years 7.0% 8.2% -1.2% 65 to 74 years 4.0% 6.3% -2.3% 75 to 84 years 3.7% 5.4% -1.7% 85 years and over 1.7% 2.4% -0.7%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 30.0% 28.2% +1.8% 30 to 44 minutes 22.1% 24.2% -2.1% 45 to 59 minutes 15.1% 16.4% -1.3% 60 or more minutes 32.8% 31.2% +1.6%
Source: 2000 Census
Aurora, Illinois sits on the banks of the Fox River. It has population of nearly 170,000 and is also known as the "city of lights" because it was the first city in the United States to have electric street lights. Aurora was originally a factory town and owes much of its history to the many immigrants who sought work there. Today, there is still some manufacturing but being on the edge of the Illinois Technology and Research corridor, the landscape of the city is changing.
The downtown area was long neglected but in recent years, it has undergone a revitalization effort and is now one of the hottest places in town. Shopping, restaurants and condos abound. When beginning the search for an Aurora apartment, know that the downtown area is very walkable but cars are needed for the outer lying neighborhoods. Aurora also lies at the end of the Burlington Northern line from Chicago so direct transportation there is easy.
Aurora has an old history with the theatre. While many of the one time popular theatres closed years ago, there is still the Paramount and the Leland both of which have great performances. There are several very good historical and art museums, and the Phillips Zoo is popular with old and young a like. You'll find plenty of parks for outdoor recreation, and depending on where your Aurora apartment is located, there are great trails for biking and hiking.
Stacks on Blueberry Hill
Start your dining day at Blueberry Hill Pancake House where the stacks are delicious as are the other breakfast items. At lunch, locals flock to places like Papa G's Famous Cheezzzy Beef Gyros & Ribs and Ach-N-Lou's Pizza Pub. Neither of these will save calories but both have delicious foods. At night, Walter Payton's Roundhouse is a great steakhouse and place for entertainment too.
If Payton's comedy club, disco, concert and steaks venue is too much for you on a regular basis, then you'll want to find smaller bars and clubs closer to your Aurora apartment. The Foundry is a sports bar that also has entertainment and is worth a try.Even more neighborhood like is Ballydoyle Irish Pub or Paulie's Pub & Grille. You'll eventually find many places close to home or near work, and it will be fun discovering them.
Average Apartment Rent in Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Aurora have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Aurora apartment was $1,080 in February. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Aurora rentals listed below.
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What neighborhoods in Aurora are good for eating out?
The area of Aurora right where North and South Broadway meet has a good selection of restaurants. Walter Payton's Roundhouse is a local favorite for steaks and a good bar. There's a Fox and Hounds around the corner which is popular along with a great Mexican food place.
Are there big sporting events that people in Aurora enjoy attending?
Since the Aurora Islanders/Blues/Foxes, a minor league baseball team, stopped playing in the early 20th century, Aurora hasn't hosted any professional sports teams. However, various sporting events still take place within the city limits. For example, fastpitch softball began in Aurora during World War II, and there are still a few leagues and teams playing to this day. Aurora University, a Division III school, has a plethora of men's and women's sports teams; most play somewhere on the university campus. Since East and West Aurora High Schools have been rivals in all sports for over a century, high school athletics also tend to draw large crowds.
Is the cost of living in Aurora higher relative to surrounding areas or other cities?
Compared to the rest of the country, Aurora's cost of living is almost 5 percent lower than the US average. Aurora is about 29 percent cheaper than nearby Naperville, Illinois, located 14 miles east of Aurora. Aurora is also 13 percent cheaper than North Aurora to the north, 20 percent cheaper than Sugar Grove to the west, and 5 percent cheaper than Montgomery to the south. Therefore, the cost of living in Aurora is not higher relative to most surrounding towns.
Why should I move to Aurora?
With a population of nearly 200,000, Aurora is located in Kane, DuPage, Kendall, and Will counties and is the second most populous city in Illinois. Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is a good place for those who want to live near the Windy City but prefer a smaller, more manageable community (as compared to Chicago's 2.7 million residents). The cost of living in the more suburban Aurora is also 16 percent lower than that of Chicago. With an overall crime rate of 30 per 1,000 residents, Aurora has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average when compared to other places of similar population size. And, for families with school-age children, Aurora's school system provides excellent public education to the area's pupils.
What kinds of job opportunities are available in Aurora?
Aurora's job market is neither predominantly white-collar nor blue-collar; rather, most Aurora residents are employed by a range of occupations. As a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers, many Aurora residents work in office and administrative support (14 percent), sales jobs (11 percent), and management occupations (10 percent). The top ten industries in which Aurora's employed sector works are manufacturing (21 percent), retail (11 percent), healthcare (9 percent), professional, scientific, and technical services (7 percent), education (7 percent), finance (6 percent), construction (6 percent), accommodation (5 percent), administration (5 percent), and wholesale (5 percent). After that comes transportation (4 percent), information technology (3 percent), public service (2 percent), and the arts (2 percent).