The City of Lights

#9 in Best Places to Live in Kane County

Welcome to the City of Aurora, Illinois. A diverse city of 199,927, located in Kane County and 46 miles west of Downtown Chicago. It is in one of 4 counties and 6 school districts. According to Niche.com, Aurora ranks #5 in the most diverse suburbs in Illinois.

In 1908, Aurora adopted the nickname “City of Lights”, because in 1881 it was one of the first cities in the United States to implement an all-electric street lighting system. Aurora’s historic downtown is located on the Fox River and centered on Stolp Island. The city is divided into three regions, the West Side, on the west side of the Fox River, the East Side, between the eastern bank of the Fox River and the Kane/DuPage County line, and the Far East Side/Fox Valley, which is from the county line to the city’s eastern border with Naperville.

LIVING IN AURORA

Schools, Transportation, Demographics etc

Aurora Crime & Safety

Aurora Crime & Safety per Niche.com

Living in Aurora offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. There are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Aurora and residents tend to lean liberal.

REAL ESTATE in Aurora

  • Median Home Value $184,400 (National $217,500)
  • Median Rent $1,228 (National $1,062)
  • Rent 36% vs Own 64%

SCHOOLS – Aurora residents can be in one of six school districts.

DINING, RECREATION & ATTRACTIONS

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