6 Reasons to Move to Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado, is a vibrant and diverse city located only eight miles east of Denver. The third largest city in Colorado and growing, Aurora offers not only a convenient location, but also a thriving cultural scene, an abundance of outdoor activities, and a booming economy.

It’s time to discover six reasons why you should consider making Aurora home. 

1. Food Scene

First, let’s talk about the dining options in Aurora, CO. With over 250 eateries, Aurora is known for its variety of ethnic restaurants. From Korean to Polish, you can find all kinds of delicious flavors in this city. Aurora is home to H Mart, Cuba Bakery & Cafe, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, DAE GEE Korean BBQ, Snowl (Japanase taiyaki), The Mango House (international food hall), and many more. As far as breweries and bars, you won’t be disappointed with the options in that department either, with so many places to choose from, like Dry Dock Brewing Co, Two22 Brew, Haykin Family Cider, Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden, and Bent Barley Brewing Company.

2. Shopping & Entertainment

Some of Colorado’s best shopping can be found in Aurora, with several town centers and malls to choose from: Arapahoe Crossings, Cornerstar, On Havana Street, Southlands, Stanley Marketplace, and Town Center at Aurora. Stanley Marketplace, a converted airplane manufacturing facility that is now a retail market, food hall & event space, is a favorite among residents and nonresidents alike.

3. Outdoor Activities & Sports

More into an active and outdoorsy lifestyle? Aurora has you covered, boasting two reservoirs for kayaking, archery, ice-fishing and more; five golf courses; three nature centers where you can learn about Aurora’s unique wildlife and natural terrains; 9 parks; 103 miles of trails; and 8,000 acres of open space. Outdoor adventures abound year-round in Aurora. 

4. Culture & Museums

The art scene in Aurora, Colorado, is just as dynamic as the city itself. Check out any one of these venues to become immersed in Aurora’s culture: Aurora Cultural Arts District, Aurora History Museum, Colfax Mural Tour, Colorado Freedom Memorial, and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

5. Growing Economy

Some of the world’s largest companies are headquartered in Aurora – Boeing, Amazon, Best Buy, and Panasonic, to name a few – not to mention all the flourishing locally-owned businesses.

As Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman recently said, “As home to Buckley Space Force Base and Anschutz Medical Campus and at the doorway of one of the world’s busiest airports, Aurora is a center of activity and progress. We are seeing some of the leading bioscience and aerospace companies locate here, and it’s clear to see why.” 

Aurora is also home to Colorado’s largest resort and conference center, Gaylord Rockies, which employs over 1,000 people.

6. Easy Access

Aurora, Colorado, is just minutes from Denver International Airport (DIA), the world’s third busiest airport, and is close to I-70, with many public transportation options at your fingertips, including light rail stations that take you directly to the airport or downtown to Union Station.

Aurora also provides easy access to some of the country’s top medical centers:

Children’s Hospital

Rocky Mtn Regional VA Medical Center

Medical Center of Aurora: cluster of medical facilities off of I-225 and Mississippi


With all that Aurora has to offer, it is still one of the most affordable cities in the Denver Metro area in which to purchase a home.

In September of 2022, the median home sold price in Aurora was $465K, while in Denver it was $645K.

As a local homebuilder, BLVD Builders is thrilled to announce our newest community, Kingston Court, located right around the corner from On Havana Street global shopping district in southwest Aurora. Join the Interest List to learn more about this exciting development.

Welcome to Aurora!

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