As a full-service city, Aurora provides more than just the basics.
Tree-lined streets, open prairie, majestic views of the mountains and ample neighborhood parks make Aurora neighborhoods the ideal place to call home. More than 450 neighborhoods complete the fabric of the community.
An annual 250 days of sunshine means ample opportunity for residents to head to the mountains to scale a "fourteener," slide down a powder-packed slope, set up camp near a rushing waterfall or settle down at a world-class resort.
But closer to home, the thriving, diverse community offers live theater, an art scene, a symphony orchestra, a horse racing park, eight public libraries, six golf courses, two reservoirs, and an abundant number of independently owned, ethnically varied eateries. A new sports park featuring more than 20 multi-use field game areas hosts state and local tournaments as well as local sporting events. And more than 7,500 recreation classes, with 97 parks and miles of trails, and a numerous festivals and events add even more to the mix that makes Aurora the choice for 351,200 (2015) residents. This ranks Aurora 3rd largest city in Colorado and 54th in the nation.
Light rail will soon be in place from Parker Road all the way to Denver International Airport (they were hoping by end of 2016), will start service on 2/24/17. The Anschutz Medical Campus has changed the landscape of Colfax & I-225. You will find University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital and US Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital. There are over 21,000 employed at this location.
City of Aurora, founded in 1891 and the official elevation is 5,435 feet. Annual growth in Aurora has been 1.34% over the years of 1990 - 2013. The median age is 32. For housing values, contact me as these numbers change often.
Aurora two counties - Arapahoe county and Adams county and a very minor amount in Douglas County. There is also Aurora Public Schools, and Cherry Creek Schools. Aurora has the largest land mass (154 miles) in the State of Colorado, with much of its land unimproved. To find more facts about the City of Aurora - please go to their web site - http://www.auroragov.org.
The new Chief of Police has been announced and will be Nicholas (Nick) Metz. With a national search and many interviews, Skip Noe (City Manager) selected Nick, where he had been the assistant Chief of Police and worked for the department for 31 years. This position had been vacant since May 2014 when Dan Oates left to take the position of Chief of Police in Miami Beach, FL.
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