Aurora is an eastern suburb of Denver that can be reached from I-70 or I-225. More than 300,000 people live in Aurora, and the city has the third largest population in Colorado.
Aurora is home to 306,908 residents. The median home costs $188,609, while $649 covers the median rent. The population is 42% white, 23% Hispanic, 14% African-American, 5% Asian, and 16% other.
- The Bent Fork at 12191 East Iliff Ave. serves upscale American fare with a flourish.
- Pho Saigon at 2050 S. Havana St. offers traditional Vietnamese specialties at reasonable prices.
- Table Steaks at 3253 S. Parker Rd. features pool tables, karaoke and anything you can imagine that’s deep-fried.
The Aurora Public Schools district contains 49 public schools in the city, 31 of which are elementary schools.
- The four main high schools in Aurora are: Aurora Central at 11700 E. 11th Ave., Gateway at 1300 S. Sable Blvd., Hinkley at 1250 Chambers Rd. and Rangeview at 17599 E. Iliff Ave.
- Colleges in Aurora include the ITT Technical Institute and the University of Phoenix.
Grocery Stores, Etc.:
- The Wal-Mart Supercenter at 5650 S. Chambers Rd. is open from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day.
- If you need a food fix in the middle of the night, King Soopers at 15109 E. Colfax Ave. is open 24 hours.
- FirstBank has a branch with a 24-hour drive-through ATM at 5105 Chambers Rd.
- Cherry Creek State Park is a popular spot for biking, hiking or boating.
- The Southlands shopping center at E-470 and Smoky Hill Rd. opened in 2006 to rave reviews.
- Aurora’s seven municipal golf courses attract golfers from across the metro area.