154 reviews
  1. City in Colorado
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,024
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      232
      273
    • Murder
      7
      6
    • Rape
      98
      41
    • Robbery
      124
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      467
      525
    • Theft
      2,119
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      350
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $53,011
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    23%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      9%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      19%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      34%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      25%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      13%
      13%

    Aurora Reviews

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    Aurora! Aurora has been my home for over 15 years. My family moved from El Salvador to Aurora, Colorado when I was 5 years old. I remember how excited I was to throw myself in the snow the first time I had ever seen snow. Aurora is my hometown. I attended 5 different Elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools! One thing I loved from moving so much was the diversity! All of Aurora is rich with different cultures, foods, music, and customs. A taco place might be right across an Ethiopian Restaurant. Take a drive down Colfax and you will understand. Aurora is an amazing city that I call home.
    Aurora is a small city that I think gets a bad rap. There is a high apartment to house ratio so the income is lower than other cities. I enjoy that getting around by bus is relatively easy as during the week you can usually find a bus every 30 minutes. There are many wonderful shopping centers scattered throughout town, which again are easily accessed by bus. If you are not one for the bus, there are many bike paths that can also get you where you need to go!

    The disadvantages that Aurora has is not very many entertainment facilities. You kind of need to know where you want to go and cannot really stumble upon something to do.
    Aurora is definitely experiencing gentrification, but in the mean time it's still pretty spread out and not the safest. When I knew I would be attending the CU Anschutz Medical campus I debating living close to school. Ultimately I am glad I decided to live in Denver, close to beautiful parks and cafes. I happily take the bus to campus and study during the commute.

    If you don't mind driving, Aurora could be the place for you, but personally I wanted to live closer to the action of the city!