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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Aurora is a city in Colorado with a population of 357,323. Aurora is in Arapahoe County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Aurora offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Aurora there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Aurora and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Aurora are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,163
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Aurora Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    329.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    86.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    184.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    454.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,954.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    594.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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I have grown up and lived in Aurora my whole life. I live on the boarder of Aurora and Parker love it. I'm, at most, an hour away from Denver so it is very easy and convenient getting into the city for school, work, or play. When I moved here as a child, everything east of e-470 was prairie. Now it is a shopping mall and a further extension of the Aurora suburb. This has been my least favorite part of living out here. It used to feel so remote yet so central, and it feels more like your average suburb these days. I do have to say however that my neighborhood is incredibly ethnically diverse which is something not frequently found in the suburbs, and a huge plus to living out here! So many people grow up in a social bubble based off of where they live and I feel fortunate to have grown up exposed to a variety of cultures, languages, and religions.
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There is always something to do, 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
There is a lot to love about Aurora! Housing here is probably the most affordable in the state of Colorado. Aurora also is southeast of Denver so it is close to everything! The city is also very diverse! You are also close to lots of shopping, restaurants, etc. The only thing I would change about Aurora is the safety. Being so close to Denver the crime rates here are higher than most other Colorado cities. As a woman I do not feel safe going out at night by myself, but during the day I have no issues.