Aurora, CO is located in Arapahoe County. It has a population of 345,867, and is ethnically diverse. Nicknamed the "Gateway to the Rockies," Aurora, CO, has long welcomed visitors and families who are relocating to Colorado. The city has a vibrant arts scene, generous outdoor recreation opportunities and access to the highest quality health care. Aurora is one of the fastest-growing communities in the country and its affordability and development of many 55+ active adult communities make it a popular choice for families with young children who want to live close to their retirement-age parents.

Getting Around

The city of Aurora provides services and resources to businesses and development partners with the purpose of retaining, attracting, and expanding business and employment opportunities throughout our community. Access to The Children's Hospital Colorado, Anshutz Medical Campus, and the University of Colorado Hospital is a huge draw for many people moving to the area as well as the quick commute to Buckley AFB and DIA. Looking for more information about Aurora's business development, click here to visit their site.

Commuting from Aurora

E-470, I-70, and I-225 all run through various parts of Aurora giving commuters easy access to the surrounding communities of Denver, Parker, Brighton, Stapleton, and Greenwood Village.

Denver International Airport (DEN) to Aurora is 12 miles or about 20 minutes.

DIA to downtown Denver is a 35-minute drive or A-Line, to get from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD), metro Denver's public transit provider takes riders 37 minutes.

RTD FasTracks rail system through Aurora 

The new A Line services eight stations: 

  • Denver Airport Station 
  • 61st & Pena
  • 40th Avenue & Airport
  • Peoria
  • Central Park
  • 40th & Colorado
  • 38th & Blake
  • Union Station

Popular Neighborhoods

Aurora Schools

Students in Aurora are served by both the Aurora Public School District and the highly nationally ranked Cherry Creek School District


Activities and Attractions

Aurora is home to Southlands mall, featuring almost 2 million square feet of retail and dining, a movie theater and an outdoor splash pad turned ice skating rink in the winter months. The city of Aurora boasts some 100 parks and more than 5,000 acres of protected open space that encourage residents to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. The city's golf trail includes nearly a dozen courses, including six award-winning municipal courses open to the public. It's also home to Aurora Reservoir which offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities including kayaking, sailing and many miles of trails as well as a "lakefront" lifestyle to its many residents.