Aurora

The City of Aurora shares a common boundary with Denver on the east side and is situated in Adams and Arapahoe Counties. From condominiums to townhomes to single family residences, Aurora real estate offers some of the most diverse housing in the metropolitan region. The city is served by two school districts, Aurora Public Schools, and Cherry Creek Schools recognized as the best in the region. Getting around is easy from Aurora. I-70 offers direct access to downtown. E-470 and Pena Boulevard offer direct access to Denver International Airport. At this time construction of Light Rail Service, linking Aurora to Downtown Denver is underway. Completion is expected 2006-2008.

The city is also a very convenient community with shopping never more than a ten minute drive. Aurora also has a strong economic base with hi-tech, research and development, and light manufacturing job opportunities. The city is also the new site of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center located in the former Fitzsimmons Army Hospital.

Driving times to major destinations:

Downtown 30-40 minutes
Denver International Airport – DIA 20-30 Minutes
Boulder 45-60 minutes
Castle Rock 15-30 minutes
Quick Facts on Aurora:
Population: 246,000
Land Area: 140 square miles
State Ranking: Third largest city by population
Government: Council-Manager
Sales Taxes: Adams – 8.05%
Arapahoe – 7.55%
Utilities: Gas & Electric

Source eNeighborhoods

Education: 2 Public School Districts

Aurora Public School – 1985 Peoria 303-344-8060
Cherry Creek Public Schools – 4700 S. Yosemite 303-773-1184
Shopping Centers

Aurora Mall – 225 & Alameda
Buckingham Square – Havana
Utilities:

Gas and Electric: Public Service Company 303-623-1234
Water: Aurora City 1470 S. Havana 303-739-7399
Post Office

16890 E. Alameda Parkway 303-750-7500
Library:

* 14949 E. Alameda Drive

Licenses:

Driver’s License – State Motor Vehicle Division, 150 W. 6th Avenue, Denver, CO 80209 303-936-1907

Recreation:

One private & 5 public golf courses
2 Public reservoirs (Cherry Creek & Aurora) providing boating, sailing, fishing, swimming and other outdoor activities. Approx 3000 acres of park land with park and recreation department offering more than 8000 programs each year.
Information source:

Aurora Chamber of Commerce 3131 S. Vaughn Way Aurora, CO. (303)755-5000