Fast Facts for Real Estate and Living Possibilities in Aurora, Colorado

Voted one of the “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family”, Aurora, Colorado is full of possibilities for families, individuals and businesses alike. Essen Travel did the research so you don’t have to. Here are some of the “fast facts” on living in Aurora.

Weather in Aurora

Many people complain about a place being too hot or too cold, but Aurora’s mean temperature ranges from 15 degrees in January to 89 degrees in the hottest part of the year. The city’s inhabitants enjoy a large amount of sunny days, but the Rocky Mountain skyline keeps the area from getting too hot.

Safety in Aurora

Even though Aurora is the third largest city in Colorado, it’s still the sixth safest city in the country for its size. Part of the reason for this is the low population density, with approximately only 2188 people per square mile. Another reason is due to the over 1800 police and fire officials that support the city and keep Aurora safe.

Schools in Aurora

For families, the quality of a surrounding school district is of major importance. Out of 100 rated schools in Aurora, more than half have a rating of five and above on a quality scale of 1 to 10; several of those schools rate 9 or 10. One reason can be attributed to the low student to teacher ratio (only 17 students per teacher), giving students more one-on-one time for tutoring.

Real Estate in Aurora

As of early 2009, the going rate to rent was $800 in Aurora, while the average cost to buy was around $115,000. This is approximately $59,000 less than the national average. Relatively low housing costs, combined with a number of foreclosures, houses for sale and growing businesses, make Aurora an excellent real estate investment.

Living and Working in Aurora

Perhaps due, in part, to housing costs, the cost of living in Aurora, Colorado is 6% less than the national average. However, the average income is almost $3,000 more than the national average and current unemployment rates are only 7.1%. Many metro areas have an unemployment rate as high as 18%. With a lower cost of living and unemployment, as well as a higher average income, Aurora is definitely a high prospect for real estate investment and living.

Several professionals commute to the nearby major cities of Denver, Glendale and Cherry Hills, but the approximate time is only 27 minutes from home to employment. A growing mass transit system has made the commute even easier, as well as several major highways. Many of these businesses deal in bioscience, telecommunications and other large markets, which give those moving to Aurora a wide base of companies to work with.

Real Estate and Living in Aurora

Finally, Aurora has an unbelievable number of attractions, fairs and festivals. Four parks, two reservoirs, 84 golf courses and recreation facilities provide plenty of space for anyone with a need for outdoor recreation. In addition, there are over 4,000 restaurants, 42 movie theatres, 6 museums, 103 libraries and 444 bars, all within 15 miles. A low state sales tax of 2.9%, as well as a low city sales tax of 3.75% tops off the many bonuses of living in Aurora, Colorado, the “Dawn” of the Rocky Mountains.

If you’d like to visit Aurora, Colorado and find a great place to live, call Essen Travel today at 1-800-568-1972 to make travel arrangements and book a hotel.

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