About Aurora Colorado

Aurora’s Motto: “Gateway to the Rockies”.

Aurora is the third largest city in the Metropolitan Denver Colorado area; Aurora is divided between Adams County (to its north) and Douglas County (to its south). Aurora was founded in 1891 by a local real estate tycoon by the name of Donald Fletcher, Fletcher named his new town after himself, Fletcher. Fletcher abandoned it just two years later leaving Fletcher’s citizens high and dry with huge bond payments and water that never existed. Fletcher was renamed Aurora in 1907.

Aurora interstate highways: I-70, I-225, and E-470. The Regional Transportation District’s “light rail” system serves parts of the southwestern area of Aurora. An extension along I-225 through the city connects with the “Light Rail” line between downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport. Sections of Aurora are more convenient to Denver International Airport (DIA) than Denver. Many airline employees reside in Aurora. If you are looking for a convenient commute to “DIA” as an employee or frequent traveler than Aurora Colorado Real Estate may be for you, Search our special IDX feature and find Aurora Real Estate listings and homes currently for sale. See our featured Aurora Colorado Real Estate listings  for Aurora Real Estate and Aurora CO Homes for Sale.

The “LIGHT Rail” project is currently scheduled for completion in 2015. This proximity is a factor in the expected growth of the E-470 corridor directly south of “DIA”, projected to eventually accommodate 250,000 additional Aurora residents.

Aurora is bordered by Denver & Centennial to its west, Watkins to its east, Denver to its north, and Greenwood Village, Centennial, Foxfield and Parker to its south.

    Aurora Neighborhoods:
  • Aurora Heights
  • Aurora Highlands
  • Aurora Hills
  • Aurora Knolls
  • Beacon Point
  • Brookvale
  • Buckley Air Force Base
  • Chaddsford Village
  • Chambers Heights
  • Chelsea
  • Conservatory
  • Corning
  • Crestridge
  • Cross Creek
  • The Dam East
  • Del Mar
  • The Dam West
  • Eastridge
  • Fitzsimons Campus
  • Fox Hill
  • Greenfield
  • Hallcraft's Village East
  • Havana Heights
  • Heather Ridge
  • Heritage at Eagle Bend
  • Highpoint
  • Hillside at Del Mar
  • Hoffman Heights
  • Hutchinson Heights
  • Jackson Farm
  • Kingsborough
  • Lowry Campus (formerly Lowry Air Force Base)
  • Meadowood
  • Mission Viejo
  • Morris Heights
  • Murphy Creek
  • Original Aurora (the Fletcher townsite, Aurora's "downtown")
  • Peoria Park
  • Pheasant Run
  • Piney Creek
  • Ptarmigan Park
  • Queensborough
  • Saddle Rock
  • Settler's Village
  • Serenity Ridge
  • Seven Hills
  • Stapleton (a portion of the redevelopment of Denver's former airport lies in Aurora directly north of Original Aurora)
  • Sienna
  • Smoky Hill 400
  • Smoky Ridge
  • Sterling Hills
  • Stricker's House
  • Summer Valley Ranch
  • Tallgrass
  • Tallyn's Reach
  • The Timbers
  • Tollgate Run at Kingsborough
  • Tollgate Village
  • Tuscany
  • Village East
  • Waters Edge
  • Wheatlands
  • Woodgate
  • Woodrim

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