Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Aurora, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Aurora neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Aurora are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Aurora for 2018:
- Heritage Eagle Bend
- Tallyn’S Reach
- Seven Hills
- Saddle Rock Golf Club
- Sterling Hills
- Mission Viejo
- Village East
Read on to see how we determined the places around Aurora that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Aurora for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Aurora, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 51 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Aurora.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Heritage Eagle Bend.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Aurora has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Heritage Eagle Bend
Median Income: $84,624
Median Home Value: $377,550
2. Tallyn’S Reach
Median Income: $137,170
Median Home Value: $478,200
3. Seven Hills
Median Income: $71,886
Median Home Value: $195,600
Median Income: $88,710
Median Home Value: $236,633
5. Saddle Rock Golf Club
Median Income: $88,140
Median Home Value: $311,725
6. Sterling Hills
Median Income: $84,302
Median Home Value: $206,600
Median Income: $97,014
Median Home Value: $309,557
8. Mission Viejo
Median Income: $78,937
Median Home Value: $201,157
9. Village East
Median Income: $63,268
Median Home Value: $236,200
Median Income: $81,000
Median Home Value: $216,950
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Aurora
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Aurora where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Aurora:
- Sable Altura Chambers
- North Aurora
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- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Colorado
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Aurora
|Heritage Eagle Bend||1|
|Saddle Rock Golf Club||5|
|Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights||12|
|East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park||18|
|Aurora Hills Golf Course||31|
|Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights||35|
|City Center North||42|
|Sable Altura Chambers||51|