Population: 351,131Median home value: $206,300 63 Ranks better than 36% of areas
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A+ Aurora Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Aurora Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Colorado
1066% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Aurora cost of living
F Aurora Crime Total crime is 18% higher than Colorado
Total crime
3,61232% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2832% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Aurora crime
D+ Aurora Employment Household income is 12% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$55,303equal to the US average
Income per capita
$25,83013% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%6% higher than the US average
Aurora employment
C+ Aurora Housing Home value is 22% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$206,30012% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09215% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%10% lower than the US average
Aurora real estate or Aurora rentals
F Aurora Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Colorado
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
27%45% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:122% higher than the US average
Aurora K-12 schools or Aurora colleges

Living in Aurora, CO

Aurora is a big city located in the state of Colorado. The city has a population of 351,131 residents. More than a quarter of the residents of Aurora identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 21% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Aurora is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 29 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Aurora is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Colorado, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Aurora, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.

With a livability score of 64/100, Aurora is ranked #18,485 in the United States and #226 in Colorado. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Aurora has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and housing (C+). Aurora does not do well for the following: crime (F), cost of living (D), weather (D) and education (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Aurora on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Cherry Creek State Park, Paint Horse Stables, and Aurora History Museum.

Unemployment rates can range pretty dramatically from one city to another. Knowing that Aurora has an unemployment rate of 1.32% probably means that there are ample job opportunities for you to consider as it is far below the national average.

Aurora real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Aurora. Median real estate prices in Aurora come in at $206,300, which is 22% lower than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Aurora, the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 11.9% lower than the Colorado average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Aurora area were 8.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.6%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Aurora, CO Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Aurora, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dayton Triangle, Aurora793.87,850
Tallyn's Reach, Aurora7811.95,259
Heritage Eagle Bend, Aurora7612.22,526
Saddle Rock Golf Club, Aurora76117,038
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Meadow Hills, Aurora755.86,085
Sable Altura Chambers, Aurora731.77,208
Heather Gardens, Aurora734.55,227
Aurora Highlands, Aurora724.111,997

Best Cities Near Aurora, CO

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Glendale CDP, CO865.878
Meridian, CO8513.23,327
Superior, CO8322.312,928
Seven Hills, CO8333.898
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pine Brook Hill, CO82331,091
Louisville, CO7923.419,972
Leyner, CO7926.627
Crisman, CO7835.9402
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When my husband and I planned to visit Aurora, Colorado, he was so excited to show me around his childhood city. We were invited to stay with his family for a week and, since they have lived in Aurora most of their lives, they knew all of the good places to visit. We traveled to Aurora in the early winter and, although the drive was tedious and boring, the city landscape was breathtakingly beautiful. We marveled at the artwork that seemed to be everywhere in the city and thoroughly enjoyed visiting a handful of the numerous museums in the area. In addition to the scenery and museums, there are plenty of delicious restaurants to choose from. The public transportation system was very nice and inexpensive, so we did not have to worry much over parking wherever we decided to go.

Since we traveled to Aurora in the winter, my husband took me snow tubing and sledding, neither of which I had done before. It was a blast! I enjoyed snow tubing the most and cannot wait to do it again. I also had a lot of fun shopping in a few of the large malls around town. There was so much to see and do that we could not fit it all into one short trip. The only negative thing about visiting Aurora was the sinus problems I had from the dramatic climate change, because the air is very thin and dry in Colorado. Other than that, it was a great place to visit, and it is located right next to the beautiful capital city of Denver. Overall, we had a wonderful time in Aurora, and there is something for everyone.
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Aurora CO City Review

I currently live in Denver, but regularly visit Aurora because it is one of the most interesting and diverse suburbs in the larger metropolitan area. In the last decade, numerous immigrants have settled in Aurora, the third-largest city in Colorado. On Parker Road, one of Aurora's most important streets, Indian groceries share shopping-center space with Pakistani video stores, Korean barbeque restaurants, and other ethnic eating and shopping options. The center of Aurora's immigrant culture is H-Mart, a massive Asian grocery store on Parker Road with an excellent food court. The Dim Sum is fantastic from many of the restaurants in the food court!

Other Aurora attractions and things to do include the Aurora History Museum, which regularly holds shows by local artists in addition to their informative displays on the city's history and culture. Cherry Creek Reservoir, in the northwest corner of the city, is a popular spot for boating and swimming, and is surrounded by lots of hiking and biking trails. Getting to and from Aurora is easy, even if you don't have a car, since Denver's light-rail system makes several regular stops throughout the city of Aurora.
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Source: The Aurora, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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