Once a growing frontier town of farmers and ranchers just east of the state’s capital, Aurora today is Colorado’s third largest city with more citizens than such cities as Orlando, FL; Rochester, NY; Baton Rouge, LA; Little Rock, AR; and Salt Lake City, UT.
From agricultural outpost to military bastion, Aurora established its foundation as a driving force in the West. And the rest is history.
The City of Aurora is governed by a council/manager form of government, combining the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial expertise of an appointed local government administrator.
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.
Just minutes away from Denver International Airport, Aurora is home to a vibrant business environment, including major industries such as aerospace, military, high-tech, biotechnology and health care, distribution, and manufacturing.
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.
Tree-lined streets, open prairie, majestic views of the mountains and ample neighborhood parks make Aurora neighborhoods the ideal place to call home. Over 450 communities complete the fabric of the community.
Aurora’s climate is mild and dry, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, offering residents and visitors ample opportunity to get outside, stay fit and enjoy all that Colorado living has to offer.