360 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    199
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    21
    37
  • Robbery
    54
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    254
    575
  • Theft
    1,176
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,569
National
$53,046
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Aurora Reviews

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I live in the southeast corner of Aurora, Illinois. It is a wonderful little pocket in the 2nd largest city in Illinois (2nd only to Chicago). We feel very safe in this area and our neighborhood has been affected by little to no crime. Our elementary school is right in our neighborhood and there are so many families with children of varying ages. I grew up skateboarding and riding my bike with friends to the 7-11 on the corner. We would get our slurpees and then play on the school playground on the way home. Our neighborhood shows movies in the park on summer nights and has league soccer games right down the street. It's a great place to grow up!
Aurora is the most westerly city in the Chicagoland area. As the second largest city in the suburbs, second only to Chicago, Aurora reflects the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Windy City itself. That diversity gives Aurora its flavor and uniqueness with its wide array of experiences such as local homemade Mexican food such as La Quebrada to the local Two Brothers Roundhouse and Jake's Bagels. As you drive around downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods, you will be met with a friendly and humbling aura. Though divided into east and west sides, Aurora, like Chicago, is a tight-knit community. Like Chicago, Aurora can be further developed and invest even more into education and infrastructure.
I love the area I live in! Naperville, IL is a very safe area and in the past has been voted one of the best places to raise kids. The schools are great. We have so many opportunities to challenge ourselves with classes and become involved with clubs and sports for just about anyone. My school district that I live in, is one of the best in the state because it involves such advanced and challenging curriculum. I would love to raise kids here in the future because I know how great this area is. The only downfall, I would say, is that people around here are usually always running around and doing things. It's a very fast pace life here. In the future though, I think it will continue to draw people in seeing as how houses continue to go up around the area in an attempt to expand our population.