THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Aurora For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Aurora are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Aurora.
Best Neighborhoods In Aurora

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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Colorado and Aurora is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Aurora for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Seven Hills looks to be the best Aurora neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Aurora that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Aurora.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Aurora

Population: 6,964
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $221,300 (14th best)
Median Income: $83,618 (Eighth best)
More on Seven Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,932
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $227,567 (12th best)
Median Income: $82,242 (Ninth best)
More on Sterling Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,526
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $421,600 (Third best)
Median Income: $87,986 (Fifth best)
More on Heritage Eagle Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,259
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $497,300 (First best)
Median Income: $147,159 (First best)
More on Tallyn's Reach: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,038
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $335,600 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $90,766 (Fourth best)
More on Saddle Rock Golf Club: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,255
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $214,040 (16th best)
Median Income: $68,769 (17th best)
More on Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Mission Viejo Aurora, CO

Source: Public domain

Population: 7,092
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $221,329 (13th best)
Median Income: $81,667 (Tenth best)
More on Mission Viejo: Homes For Sale | Data

Mission Viejo is a subdivision of Aurora, Colorado, in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Buckley Road to the east, Hampden Avenue to the north, Chambers Road to the west and Quincy Avenue to the south.

Population: 5,421
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $196,325 (21st best)
Median Income: $64,460 (20th best)
More on Pheasant Run: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,639
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $336,600 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $103,528 (Second best)
More on Shenandoah: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 141
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $452,600 (Second best)
Median Income: $87,000 (Sixth best)
More on Park Villas: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Aurora, CO Neighborhoods In 2020

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 53 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, Seven Hills.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Aurora, Colorado has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Aurora

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Aurora where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Aurora aren't all good. City Center takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Aurora.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Aurora For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Seven Hills 6,964 $221,300 $83,618
2 Sterling Hills 4,932 $227,567 $82,242
3 Heritage Eagle Bend 2,526 $421,600 $87,986
4 Tallyn's Reach 5,259 $497,300 $147,159
5 Saddle Rock Golf Club 7,038 $335,600 $90,766
6 Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights 7,255 $214,040 $68,769
7 Mission Viejo 7,092 $221,329 $81,667
8 Pheasant Run 5,421 $196,325 $64,460
9 Shenandoah 6,639 $336,600 $103,528
10 Park Villas 141 $452,600 $87,000
11 Lakeshore 2,424 $239,900 $85,160
12 Conservatory 1,195 $260,700 $79,559
13 Aurora Hills 8,247 $180,600 $58,590
14 Prides Crossing 8,070 $208,100 $71,930
15 Murphy Creek 319 $299,900 $93,507
16 East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park 6,176 $203,750 $69,176
17 Meadow Wood 5,390 $195,125 $70,765
18 Meadow Hills 6,085 $246,880 $63,396
19 Village East 8,592 $253,450 $68,923
20 Tollgate Overlook 4,274 $140,567 $63,969
21 Rocky Ridge 5,863 $160,675 $47,304
22 Heather Gardens 5,227 $190,225 $47,946
23 Aurora Highlands 11,997 $159,638 $65,534
24 Dam East-West 4,224 $209,725 $65,646
25 Carriage Place 8,085 $190,383 $68,896
26 Tower Triangle 3,957 $163,933 $58,081
27 Horseshoe Park 5,243 $176,167 $62,162
28 Dayton Triangle 7,850 $104,740 $49,111
29 Side Creek 5,691 $175,775 $56,842
30 Aurora Hills Golf Course 1,702 $228,550 $50,823
31 Center Pointe 7,133 $141,933 $59,965
32 Heather Ridge 3,065 $142,033 $46,831
33 Morris Heights 2,975 $171,700 $47,921
34 Willow Park 3,353 $201,267 $56,603
35 Laredo Highline 6,589 $190,050 $46,711
36 Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights 8,436 $132,700 $38,862
37 Delmar Parkway 15,820 $141,408 $40,962
38 Kingsborough 2,576 $94,550 $55,786
39 Sableridge 4,382 $142,933 $42,264
40 Southeast Crossing 1,641 $216,000 $62,002
41 North Aurora 14,209 $139,860 $35,876
42 Sable Altura Chambers 7,208 $89,800 $47,219
43 Highline Villages 6,099 $134,075 $39,388
44 Expo Park 8,043 $172,780 $36,686
45 Highland Park 3,188 $186,025 $44,788
46 Utah Park 5,589 $123,033 $56,464
47 Chambers Heights 5,511 $108,533 $53,510
48 Lynn Knoll 3,028 $185,867 $47,097
49 Norfolk Glen 1,744 $66,850 $50,618
50 Sunny Vale 3,169 $91,000 $29,385
51 Centretech 4,129 $87,267 $41,845
52 City Center North 5,912 $112,400 $31,692
53 City Center 5,956 $54,575 $46,466

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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