These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Aurora


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:

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

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

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Aurora?

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, Tallyn’s Reach.

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. Tallyn’S Reach

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,330
Median Home Price: $483,767
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,300
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%

2. Seven Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,213
Median Home Price: $202,500
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,092
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%

3. Saddle Rock Golf Club

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,409
Median Home Price: $311,900
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,733
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%

4. Heritage Eagle Bend

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,888
Median Home Price: $372,250
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,300
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

5. Shenandoah

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,936
Median Home Price: $302,986
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,712
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

6. Mission Viejo

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,167
Median Home Price: $199,914
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,174
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%

7. Lakeshore

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,391
Median Home Price: $216,525
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,970
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

8. Village East

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,351
Median Home Price: $234,117
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,672
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

9. Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,614
Median Home Price: $192,950
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,246
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

10. Sterling Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,560
Median Home Price: $207,433
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,723
Unemployment Rate: 8.0%

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. Norfolk Glen
  2. Sable Altura Chambers
  3. Morris Heights

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Aurora

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Tallyn’S Reach 1 4,330 $483,767 1,300 2.6%
Seven Hills 2 6,213 $202,500 3,092 3.6%
Saddle Rock Golf Club 3 6,409 $311,900 1,733 3.6%
Heritage Eagle Bend 4 1,888 $372,250 1,300 2.9%
Shenandoah 5 6,936 $302,986 1,712 4.4%
Mission Viejo 6 7,167 $199,914 3,174 6.6%
Lakeshore 7 2,391 $216,525 2,970 3.4%
Village East 8 7,351 $234,117 2,672 4.1%
Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights 9 6,614 $192,950 3,246 5.1%
Sterling Hills 10 5,560 $207,433 2,723 8.0%
Meadow Hills 11 5,414 $232,480 2,793 6.2%
East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park 12 5,459 $184,325 3,170 2.7%
Prides Crossing 13 8,362 $191,825 3,341 5.5%
Conservatory 14 1,212 $234,267 2,596 6.9%
Pheasant Run 15 5,104 $180,075 3,751 5.8%
Carriage Place 16 8,050 $179,333 3,382 8.2%
Center Pointe 17 6,556 $195,400 3,795 8.5%
Aurora Highlands 18 11,256 $163,575 3,600 8.1%
Dam East-West 19 3,680 $189,450 3,197 6.3%
Rocky Ridge 20 5,836 $154,575 3,947 6.0%
Kingsborough 21 3,053 $176,100 4,048 4.3%
Heather Gardens 22 4,976 $163,275 3,188 3.4%
Southeast Crossing 23 1,868 $189,100 3,547 8.1%
Meadow Wood 24 5,321 $176,275 3,680 9.4%
Heather Ridge 25 2,995 $135,100 3,518 2.1%
Dayton Triangle 26 6,940 $151,500 3,939 6.4%
Aurora Hills Golf Course 27 1,648 $207,850 3,711 6.1%
Tollgate Overlook 28 4,059 $147,400 3,907 8.1%
Side Creek 29 5,413 $161,600 3,540 8.5%
Aurora Hills 30 6,946 $157,200 4,253 6.8%
Horseshoe Park 31 5,469 $151,500 3,965 6.9%
Utah Park 32 5,503 $170,433 4,043 7.7%
Expo Park 33 7,109 $154,860 4,104 6.7%
Tower Triangle 34 4,276 $131,367 4,075 4.4%
Willow Park 35 3,022 $175,033 3,940 9.8%
Lynn Knoll 36 3,127 $171,150 3,981 9.5%
Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights 37 8,386 $144,386 4,350 8.4%
Centretech 38 3,456 $156,550 3,816 7.8%
Sableridge 39 4,277 $99,800 4,545 7.6%
City Center 40 5,210 $155,350 4,035 9.8%
Chambers Heights 41 5,253 $108,233 4,740 6.7%
Highland Park 42 3,188 $176,650 4,143 11.4%
Laredo Highline 43 6,869 $150,000 4,291 10.1%
Highline Villages 44 5,507 $128,650 4,538 9.3%
Sunny Vale 45 3,033 $146,300 4,728 8.7%
Delmar Parkway 46 15,641 $126,308 4,716 10.0%
North Aurora 47 13,403 $126,856 4,839 10.3%
City Center North 48 5,259 $140,800 4,222 12.7%
Morris Heights 49 2,513 $151,650 4,221 13.5%
Sable Altura Chambers 50 6,773 $98,125 4,799 8.2%
Norfolk Glen 51 1,442 $71,350 5,202 12.0%

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