City of Aurora

Colorado is regularly ranked as one of the best states to live in – and Aurora leads the way as a great place to live, work and play.  In fact, Wallethub ranked Aurora #4 on its list of best real estate markets among large cities and Aurora snagged the #3 spot on’s list of best cities in which to be a homeowner in 1997.  Families and professionals of all ages and backgrounds are drawn to the livable, lovable neighborhoods, booming career opportunities, excellent schools, vibrant cultural community and easy access to Colorado’s outdoors.

The city’s more than 361,000 residents enjoy both charming suburban neighborhoods and sophisticated urban living.  Accessible public transportation connects residents to Aurora and the rest of the Denver metro area via light rail, commuter train, car and bike-share options.  And proximity to both Denver and Denver International Airport is ideal for locals, travelers and downtown enthusiasts alike.

Convenient living isn’t the only draw – Aurora plays hosts to booming job markets in aerospace, bioscience, health care, distribution and alternative energy.  Buckley Air Force Base employs more than 12,000 active duty and civilian professionals and is largely why a third of Colorado’s aerospace jobs are based in Aurora.  And big-name employers like Amazon and Walmart are expanding in Aurora, bringing even more opportunities.

Aurora is also a hub for health care and innovation.  It’s home to the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus, a medical-research authority that supports organizations from startups to established life-science leaders, and the Anschutz Medical Campus, the largest academic health center in the region, which includes nationally recognized University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Along with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora boasts top-notch education at Ecotech Institute, Communication College of Aurora and Pickens Technical.

Beyond Housing, health care and education, Aurora residents enjoy an array of outdoor activities and experiences.  Nearly 100 parks, five public golf courses, 6,000 acres of open space, over 80 miles of trails and two sparkling reservoirs host families and outdoor enthusiasts alike.  Aurora’s also known for some of the metro area’s best ethnic and independently owned eateries and locally owned international markets.  In addition, the 100,000 -square-foot Stanley Market Place, a community focused market with over 50 local businesses under one roof, is another popular regional destination.  And soon, Aurora’s new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center will offer a unique hotel and convention space experience.

Interested in the arts?  Aurora has more than 240 pieces of public artwork – The New York Times ranked Aurora in the top 10 best places to see public art in 2017.  Visual and performing arts are on display at the Aurora Cultural Arts District, the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and the Aurora Fox Arts Center.  For history lovers, the Aurora History Museum and Colorado Freedom Memorial give glimpses into the city’s rich past and military heritage.

With so many opportunities, it’s no wonder so many people relocating to Colorado choose Aurora to live, work and play.  Aurora is truly worth discovering!

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