The 10 Cheapest Aurora, CO Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Aurora.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Aurora

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Aurora might be more expensive than living in rural Colorado, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Aurora neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Aurora are the cheapest.

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Aurora for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Norfolk Glen looks to be the cheaptest Aurora neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Aurora. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Aurora Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Aurora, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 53 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In Aurora.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Norfolk Glen.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Aurora. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Aurora For 2019

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,744
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (1st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.011 (5th cheapest)
More on Norfolk Glen: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Norfolk Glen comes in at $50,618 and the median home value is $66,850 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,208
Cost Of Living Index: 91 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (22nd cheapest)
More on Sable Altura Chambers: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Sable Altura Chambers comes in at $47,219 and the median home value is $89,800 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,576
Cost Of Living Index: 93 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (25th cheapest)
More on Kingsborough: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Kingsborough comes in at $55,786 and the median home value is $94,550 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,511
Cost Of Living Index: 95 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (29th cheapest)
More on Chambers Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Chambers Heights comes in at $53,510 and the median home value is $108,533 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,424
Cost Of Living Index: 103 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (17th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.004 (2nd cheapest)
More on Lakeshore: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lakeshore comes in at $85,160 and the median home value is $239,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,956
Cost Of Living Index: 89 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.2 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (42nd cheapest)
More on City Center: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in City Center comes in at $46,466 and the median home value is $54,575 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,997
Cost Of Living Index: 100 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (11th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (13th cheapest)
More on Aurora Highlands: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Aurora Highlands comes in at $65,534 and the median home value is $159,638 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,274
Cost Of Living Index: 99 (18th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (19th cheapest)
More on Tollgate Overlook: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Tollgate Overlook comes in at $63,969 and the median home value is $140,567 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,957
Cost Of Living Index: 99 (18th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.014 (11th cheapest)
More on Tower Triangle: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Tower Triangle comes in at $58,081 and the median home value is $163,933 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,850
Cost Of Living Index: 95 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (34th cheapest)
More on Dayton Triangle: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Dayton Triangle comes in at $49,111 and the median home value is $104,740 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Aurora

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Aurora where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Aurora aren’t all cheap. Aurora Hills Golf Course takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Aurora.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Aurora For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Norfolk Glen 85
2 Sable Altura Chambers 91
3 Kingsborough 93
4 Chambers Heights 95
5 Lakeshore 103
6 City Center 89
7 Aurora Highlands 100
8 Tollgate Overlook 99
9 Tower Triangle 99
10 Dayton Triangle 95
11 Centretech 92
12 Meadow Wood 105
13 East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park 104
14 Sterling Hills 108
15 Aurora Hills 102
16 Center Pointe 101
17 Prides Crossing 106
18 Rocky Ridge 98
19 Utah Park 99
20 Heather Ridge 98
21 Laredo Highline 99
22 Mission Viejo 111
23 Carriage Place 107
24 Horseshoe Park 105
25 Sunny Vale 90
26 Seven Hills 112
27 Shenandoah 118
28 Sableridge 98
29 Tallyn’s Reach 134
30 Dam East-West 107
31 Pheasant Run 107
32 Village East 109
33 Delmar Parkway 98
34 Side Creek 105
35 Highline Villages 97
36 North Aurora 96
37 Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights 97
38 Saddle Rock Golf Club 122
39 City Center North 96
40 Meadow Hills 110
41 Conservatory 116
42 Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights 111
43 Murphy Creek 124
44 Heather Gardens 104
45 Morris Heights 103
46 Park Villas 134
47 Willow Park 108
48 Expo Park 101
49 Heritage Eagle Bend 135
50 Lynn Knoll 106
51 Southeast Crossing 112
52 Highland Park 106
53 Aurora Hills Golf Course 110

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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