Located just east of Denver, the culturally diverse city of Aurora is the second largest city in the metro area and the third largest in Colorado. With a population of 330,000 and literally hundreds of different neighborhoods, Aurora offers the best of urban culture and suburban recreation.
During the 1970s and early 1980s, Aurora was the fastest growing city in the U.S. By 1997, the city ranked ninth in Rosenburg’s ’50 Fabulous Places’ to raise your family. Thanks to its appealing location, abundant recreational activities, strong business climate and variety of housing options, Aurora continues to attract new residents each year.
Aurora is only minutes from Denver International Airport, making it a perfect headquarters for some of the area’s best companies. The largest health center between Chicago and the West Coast is in Aurora. The Anschutz Medical Campus is a cutting-edge education, research and patient facility that speaks volumes about the vision and power of this city.
Aurora is home to some of the best golf in Colorado, including seven award-winning courses. Aurora has many other popular attractions including the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Bally's Arapahoe Park, Colorado's premier horse racing track.
Aurora's commercial district serves up some of the area's best shopping, dining, and entertainment in a contemporary urban environment.
The Aurora History Museum is a professionally operated and managed institution dedicated to the historical and cultural enrichment of the community.
The Aurora Fox Art Center is the city’s performing art center and a historic landmark located in the Aurora Cultural Arts District.
Town Center at Aurora is an enclosed, two-level shopping center located at the center of the commercial and retail district adjacent to Aurora City Square.
You'll find everything from family-owned and operated dining, independent establishments, to nationally recognized restaurants in this Colorado community. Experience a variety of different cuisines and visit Stanley Marketplace. Here you'll find 50+ independently owned Colorado businesses. You're sure to find something that will whet your appetite in Aurora!
Parks, athletic fields, and hiking trails are in plentiful supply throughout Aurora. Arguably the most popular outdoor destinations are Cherry Creek State Park and the Aurora Reservoir. Both offer water and trail activities with a beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains! If you're looking for a unique but authentically Colorado afternoon activity, book a horseback ride through the park with 12 Mile Stables, located within Cherry Creek State Park.
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