Named for the Goddess of Dawn, Aurora is one of the most popular places to buy a home in Colorado. Located directly east of Denver, residents of Aurora enjoy all the benefits of a metro suburb with affordable housing options and ample outdoor activities. Aurora is Colorado's third largest city. At 151 square miles, the city reaches into Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties. Aurora's strategic comprehensive plan emphasizes the formation of livable, full-service neighborhoods.
Over 450 neighborhoods complete the fabric of the community. Just minutes away from Denver International Airport (DIA), Aurora is home to a vibrant business environment, including major industries such as aerospace, which includes Raytheon company, Northrop Grumman, Lockeheed Martin and Boeing Company, military, Buckley Air Force Base, high-tech, biotechnology and health care, distribution and manufacturing. The Fitzsimmons Life Science district and Anschutz Medical Campus redevelopment project, consisting of one square mile, is undergoing a $5.2 billion transformation. This site will eventually employ 44,569 people. Education flourishes in Aurora, with five school districts and eight campuses of higher learning, meeting the instructional needs of residents and those beyond the city limits. Recreation includes 80 parks, 7 public golf courses, 7 outdoor and 3 indoor swimming pools and other recreational facilities.