Colorado presents a quality of life that people clamor for. Newcomers continue to migrate to the natural beauty and healthy living, along with so many things to experience. If you’re considering the Denver area, Dream Finders Homes has a suggestion just southeast of the city.
7 Reasons to Live in Aurora, CO
#1. The Rocky Mountains are your neighbor. Known as the “Gateway to the Rockies”, Aurora is located less than an hour from the Rocky Mountains. In any season, you can feed your appetite for life in the great outdoors, and it doesn’t get any greater than the Rocky Mountains.
#2. Boredom isn’t an option. You don’t have to venture into Downtown Denver (although it’s an easy drive) to explore your leisure life. Aurora welcomes you with lakes for your choice of water sport, six public golf courses, parks, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, and the Cherry Creek State Park where you can spend a day or camp out longer to enjoy your quality outdoor time.
When you’re looking for a break from recreation, Aurora offers an array of cultural venues. The Vintage Theatre presents live performances as well as improv and classes for all ages. The Aurora Fox Arts Center, home to the Aurora Fox Theater Company, provides a season of live theater that reflects the city’s commitment to quality entertainment and diversity.
Dining and shopping are equally plentiful in Aurora. From unique boutiques to malls and chef-owned eateries to your favorite casual dining spot, you don’t have to go far to satisfy your desire to shop and dine in Aurora.
Indulging in the art of craft brews is also a preferred pastime for Aurora residents. Take your Aurora tasting tour to Dry Dock Brewing Company, Pilothouse Brewing Company, Launch Pad Brewery, and Ursula Brewing, among others.
#3. The schools are outstanding! Families appreciate the quality of public education in Aurora. In addition to top-notch elementary and middle schools, Grandview High School is ranked 22nd among all high schools in Colorado.
#4. Pets love living in Aurora, too. Aurora is a pet-friendly city with many places that welcome your four-legged fur family member. Cherry Creek State Park is one of the pup-preferred destinations, with a 107-acre open dog park area that has a creek running through it. Yes, bring a towel!
#5. Diversity is really diverse. Aurora is recognized for its balance as a majority-minority city, including Native American, Latino, African-American, Asian, and foreign-born people from more than 130 countries. More than 160 languages are spoken by the students attending Aurora’s 63 public schools. Along with this diversity comes such advantages as more than 250 ethnic eateries.
#6. Fun for all ages. Aurora is populated by singles and families, Millennials to Baby Boomers. Whatever your age, you’ll feel at home here. BestPlaces.net ranked the Denver suburb high for its fun factor: #3 on the list of “America’s Most Playful Cities”, #3 among “America’s Manliest Sport Cities”, and #7 for “Best Cities for Board Gamers”.
#7. You’ll find harmony in Harmony. When you’re ready to make Aurora your hometown, explore a community that’s like a small town within this wonderful city. Harmony is a master-planned community spread across 1,360 acres. Aptly named “Harmony”, this neighborhood does more than offer beautiful, quality-built, single-family homes. It’s a lifestyle.
The master-planned community’s amenities include a 6.5-acre park, dog park, swimming pool, splash pad and waterslide, sports courts, fitness center, clubhouse, amphitheater, and biking and hiking trails. Harmony also has its own P-8 school, Harmony Ridge.
Dream Finders Homes is one of the premier builders selected to build homes in Harmony. We offer floor plans from 1,700 to 2,600 square feet. Contact Dream Finders Homes to learn how to become part of Harmony, another top reason to love living in Aurora!