These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Aurora For 2018


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

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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:

  1. Heritage Eagle Bend
  2. Tallyn’S Reach
  3. Seven Hills
  4. Conservatory
  5. Saddle Rock Golf Club
  6. Sterling Hills
  7. Shenandoah
  8. Mission Viejo
  9. Village East
  10. Lakeshore

Read on to see how we determined the places around Aurora that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Colorado check out the best places in Colorado overall or the worst neighborhoods in Aurora.

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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.

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1. Heritage Eagle Bend

Population: 2,198
Median Income: $84,624
Median Home Value: $377,550

2. Tallyn’S Reach

Population: 5,151
Median Income: $137,170
Median Home Value: $478,200

3. Seven Hills

Population: 6,415
Median Income: $71,886
Median Home Value: $195,600

4. Conservatory

Population: 1,208
Median Income: $88,710
Median Home Value: $236,633

5. Saddle Rock Golf Club

Population: 7,015
Median Income: $88,140
Median Home Value: $311,725

6. Sterling Hills

Population: 5,390
Median Income: $84,302
Median Home Value: $206,600

7. Shenandoah

Population: 6,740
Median Income: $97,014
Median Home Value: $309,557

8. Mission Viejo

Population: 7,304
Median Income: $78,937
Median Home Value: $201,157

9. Village East

Population: 8,510
Median Income: $63,268
Median Home Value: $236,200

10. Lakeshore

Population: 2,299
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:

  1. Sable Altura Chambers
  2. Centretech
  3. North Aurora

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Aurora

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Heritage Eagle Bend 1 2,198 $377,550 1,436 1.6%
Tallyn’S Reach 2 5,151 $478,200 1,436 2.5%
Seven Hills 3 6,415 $195,600 3,710 2.5%
Conservatory 4 1,208 $236,633 2,995 3.5%
Saddle Rock Golf Club 5 7,015 $311,725 2,080 3.7%
Sterling Hills 6 5,390 $206,600 3,183 5.0%
Shenandoah 7 6,740 $309,557 1,806 4.9%
Mission Viejo 8 7,304 $201,157 3,556 7.5%
Village East 9 8,510 $236,200 3,138 5.6%
Lakeshore 10 2,299 $216,950 3,175 4.2%
Meadow Hills 11 5,859 $224,540 2,994 6.1%
Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights 12 7,115 $152,680 3,874 4.2%
Prides Crossing 13 8,286 $189,862 3,730 5.6%
Southeast Crossing 14 1,732 $189,000 4,035 12.7%
Carriage Place 15 8,172 $174,750 3,918 8.3%
Center Pointe 16 6,788 $126,133 4,619 10.4%
Pheasant Run 17 5,475 $180,825 4,104 6.0%
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park 18 5,768 $177,425 3,759 5.3%
Dam East-West 19 4,069 $186,425 3,527 5.7%
Willow Park 20 3,307 $178,500 4,294 12.1%
Heather Gardens 21 5,290 $166,900 3,601 3.4%
Aurora Highlands 22 11,650 $154,800 4,199 7.8%
Expo Park 23 7,760 $154,160 4,598 10.4%
Aurora Hills 24 7,636 $160,550 4,573 5.9%
Meadow Wood 25 5,147 $174,050 4,073 8.7%
Rocky Ridge 26 5,806 $149,900 4,363 6.1%
Horseshoe Park 27 5,337 $154,733 4,097 9.0%
Side Creek 28 5,674 $152,950 4,065 5.8%
Heather Ridge 29 3,123 $136,800 4,053 4.4%
Highland Park 30 3,240 $163,375 4,700 11.0%
Aurora Hills Golf Course 31 1,625 $197,550 4,297 3.7%
Tollgate Overlook 32 4,102 $120,233 4,511 7.5%
Kingsborough 33 2,847 $86,700 5,011 4.8%
Morris Heights 34 3,309 $152,650 4,881 11.0%
Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights 35 7,978 $162,638 4,606 8.4%
Sunny Vale 36 2,981 $79,300 5,663 10.3%
Sableridge 37 4,120 $113,900 4,565 9.2%
Utah Park 38 5,443 $141,033 4,619 6.6%
Tower Triangle 39 3,189 $133,433 4,526 5.9%
Dayton Triangle 40 7,199 $92,400 4,761 9.0%
City Center 41 5,743 $78,300 5,111 11.2%
City Center North 42 6,141 $99,900 5,312 13.6%
Delmar Parkway 43 15,921 $129,892 5,134 7.9%
Laredo Highline 44 6,566 $142,950 4,752 9.4%
Highline Villages 45 5,923 $117,275 5,042 9.4%
Chambers Heights 46 5,330 $101,667 5,235 8.6%
Lynn Knoll 47 3,003 $166,633 4,553 9.3%
Norfolk Glen 48 1,766 $79,250 5,722 10.3%
North Aurora 49 13,863 $124,970 5,285 11.4%
Centretech 50 3,553 $78,700 4,877 7.4%
Sable Altura Chambers 51 6,619 $92,350 5,382 9.5%

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