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Aurora Livability #239 ranked city in Colorado#15,285 ranked city in the USARanks better than 47% of areas

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      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.

      Aurora transportation information

      Statistic Aurora Colorado National
      Average one way commute29min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.2%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.3%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit5.6%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Aurora, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).