Aurora University Off Campus Apartments
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Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus AU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Aurora University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the AU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Aurora University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.
Although Aurora University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.
AU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Aurora, Illinois. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the AU Spartans games and make it to class on time.
We can help you find off campus AU apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Aurora University apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.
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Aurora, Illinois, 60506
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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).