These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Aurora, CO 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 (Homes)
  2. Tallyn’s Reach (Homes)
  3. Seven Hills (Homes)
  4. Conservatory (Homes)
  5. Saddle Rock Golf Club (Homes)
  6. Sterling Hills (Homes)
  7. Shenandoah (Homes)
  8. Mission Viejo (Homes)
  9. Village East (Homes)
  10. Lakeshore (Homes)

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.

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How do you determine the top 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

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

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2. Tallyn’S Reach

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

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3. Seven Hills

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

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4. Conservatory

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

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5. Saddle Rock Golf Club

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

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6. Sterling Hills

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

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7. Shenandoah

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

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8. Mission Viejo

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

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9. Village East

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

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10. Lakeshore

Population: 2,299
Median Income: $81,000
Median Home Value: $216,950

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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

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

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