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181 Apartments for rent in Aurora, CO

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12 Units Available
The Park at Canyon Ridge
9767 E. Colorado Ave
Aurora, CO | Dayton Triangle
1 Bedroom
$1,242
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
978 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
Includes a pool and a great view of scenic landscapes. Pet-friendly apartments perfect for families with kids. Close to Children's Playland and Three Bears Learning Center and parks. Easy access to Route 30.
Verified
3 Units Available
Summerfield
3504 S Zeno Way
Aurora, CO | Carriage Place
2 Bedrooms
$1,585
1071 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,935
1290 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
Property very conveniently located. Residents can simply bike and walk to run errands. Also near the Colorado interstates. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen and is found in a small, pet-friendly community.
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47 Units Available
Springs at Eagle Bend
7700 South Winnipeg Street
Aurora, CO | Saddle Rock Ridge
Studio
$1,315
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,295
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,766
1135 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
Springs at Eagle Bend in Aurora, Colorado, offers community amenities and in-home conveniences that make for an enjoyable modern lifestyle.
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47 Units Available
Forum Fitzsimons
13650 E Colfax Ave
Aurora, CO | Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights
Studio
$1,471
568 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,418
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,741
1120 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 11:28 AM
Awesome, pet-friendly community with bark park, ground level dining, and shopping. Steps from RTD light rail station. Updated apartments with island kitchens, hardwood-style floors, and glass mosaic tile backsplashes.
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36 Units Available
The Richfield Apartments
2134 South Richfield Way
Aurora, CO | Aurora Highlands
1 Bedroom
$980
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
959 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Extra conveniences like emergency maintenance, on-site laundry and option for credit card payments. Modern fitness center with bouldering wall. Grassy courtyards with barbeque areas. Walk to Horseshoe Park.
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20 Units Available
Stone Cliff
17886 E Greenwood Dr
Aurora, CO | Aurora Knolls at Hutchinson Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,303
619 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,547
993 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,190
1285 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Easy access to E. Hampden Ave in Aurora, CO. Recently upgraded pet-friendly residences feature wood flooring, private patios, French windows and walk-in closets in a community with on-site laundry, hot tub, garage, gym and BBQ space.
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10 Units Available
Dayton Station Luxury Townhomes
3865 South Dallas Way
Aurora, CO | Hampden South
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1772 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
1772 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Welcome to Dayton Station Luxury Townhomes, a residential community featuring Three and Four bedroom townhomes in Aurora, CO.
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9 Units Available
Liberty Creek Apartment Homes
13100 E Kansas Dr
Aurora, CO | Utah Park
1 Bedroom
$1,091
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,309
855 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Near I-775 with direct access to public transportation and minutes for the new Light Rail Stations, these units offer washer/dryer connection, ceiling fans, storage and upgraded units with pet park, carports and online payment system.
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10 Units Available
Caliber At Cornerstar
15930 East Briarwood Circle
Aurora, CO
1 Bedroom
$1,484
741 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,798
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,060
1346 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Spacious, newer apartments featuring high ceilings, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Wood-style plank flooring throughout. Resort-style pool, clubhouse, and outdoor kitchen area. Business center and conference room provided.
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9 Units Available
Highline Lofts Apartments
456 S Ironton St
Aurora, CO | Expo Park
1 Bedroom
$1,078
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,670
1393 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Located between Expo Park and Ben Bezoff Park. Close to Fat Boys Bar Grill, Captain D's, Megenagna, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, and more. Homey units and their residents have access to the swimming pool and monthly social events.
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10 Units Available
Canterra at Fitzsimons
358 Potomac Way
Aurora, CO | Lynn Knoll
1 Bedroom
$1,146
639 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,435
912 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Bright, modern apartments close to I-225, Bicentennial Park, fine dining and large shopping center with Target. Newly remodeled apartments offer hardwood floors, patio/balcony and in-unit laundry. Amenities on site include pool, playground, BBQs and clubhouse.
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9 Units Available
Silverbrook
15403 E 1st Ave
Aurora, CO | Centretech
1 Bedroom
$1,215
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
1011 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Aurora apartment complex with scenic green surroundings. An impressive array of on-site amenities including sauna, racquetball court, fitness center and heated outdoor pool. Apartments feature wood-burning fireplaces, in-unit laundry and ample storage space.
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30 Units Available
Parq at Iliff
2602 S Anaheim St
Aurora, CO | Heather Gardens
1 Bedroom
$1,335
829 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,705
1199 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,680
1583 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
A stunning high-rise community with a resort-style clubhouse, catering kitchen, multimedia conference center and golf simulator. Pets welcome. Dog wash station, bike storage and social courtyard area also provided.
Verified
14 Units Available
Aspen Ridge
18851 E Baltic Pl
Aurora, CO | Sterling Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,375
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,755
999 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,925
1276 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
The recently renovated apartments have as many conveniences inside as out! Enjoy on-site swimming pool, media room, clubhouse and business center. Each residence features a high-end kitchen, in-unit laundry, and fireplace in a pet-friendly community.
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11 Units Available
Retreat at Fitzsimons
13700 East 5th Circle
Aurora, CO | Lynn Knoll
1 Bedroom
$961
634 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,306
964 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Welcome to Retreat at Fitzsimons, a newly-renovated apartment community in Aurora, Colorado. Our gorgeous one- and two-bedroom Aurora, CO apartments are the ideal complement for your active and stylish lifestyle.
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24 Units Available
Park Place at Exposition
10785 E Exposition Ave
Aurora, CO | Expo Park
Studio
$805
420 sqft
1 Bedroom
$913
554 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,101
852 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Welcome to Park Place at Expo, a welcoming community of studio, one, and two-bedroom Aurora, Colorado apartments for rent. Conveniently located near I-225 and the light rail, your home will provide quick and easy access to everywhere you need to be.
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7 Units Available
Trailpoint on Highline
10756 E Virginia Ave
Aurora, CO | Expo Park
1 Bedroom
$931
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,446
805 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
It is time that your search for Aurora apartments came to an end at Trailpoint on Highline.
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19 Units Available
The Fletcher Southlands
22959 E Smoky Hill Rd
Aurora, CO | Saddle Rock Ridge
1 Bedroom
$1,426
855 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,604
1077 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,130
1263 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Two-tone paint and crown molding. Upscale amenities like a tanning bed and putting green. Resort-style pool with sun shelf, water features, and stone sundeck.
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9 Units Available
Fitz on 14th
13686 E 14th Ave
Aurora, CO | Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$948
650 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Welcome to Fitz on 14th, where comfort and convenience are found in these lovely Aurora apartments! The beauty of nature envelops this lavish community, providing its residents with the some of the best amenities around.
Verified
9 Units Available
Canyons at Saddle Rock
6850 S Versailles Way
Aurora, CO | Saddle Rock Golf Club
1 Bedroom
$1,250
851 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,915
1228 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,065
1404 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Canyons at Saddle Rock provides quick access to Saddle Rock Golf Club and E-470. These apartments feature in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. The property is a green, pet-friendly community with a pool and hot tub.
Verified
20 Units Available
Waterford at Southlands
24631 E Applewood Dr
Aurora, CO
1 Bedroom
$1,505
857 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,865
1228 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,385
1415 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Move-in-ready homes surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens, opposite park. Carpets, ceiling fans, extra storage and refrigerator. Swimming pool, dog park, garage and hot tub all located on-site.
Verified
20 Units Available
Sonoma Resort
22159 E Ontario Dr
Aurora, CO | Saddle Rock Golf Club
1 Bedroom
$1,025
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,468
1032 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,323
1235 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Soaring ceilings and large windows. Two resort-style pools with shaded cabanas and stone tanning decks. Fitness center with cardio machines, free weights, and weight-training equipment. Less than a mile to CO-470.
Verified
14 Units Available
Copper Flats
13711 E Richthofen Cir
Aurora, CO | Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,184
644 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,359
850 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Units include stainless steel appliances, plush carpet over wood-style flooring, and dark wood cabinetry. On-site residential access to fully-equipped fitness center and sparkling pool.
Verified
8 Units Available
Arterra Place
17036 E Ohio Dr
Aurora, CO | Tollgate Overlook
1 Bedroom
$1,345
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,884
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,222
1306 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Property surround with views of the Rocky Mountains. Everything is easily accessible since they are close to several grocery and shopping options.
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How much is rent in Aurora?
In Aurora, the median rent is $1,027 for a studio, $1,254 for a 1-bedroom, $1,588 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,307 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Aurora, check out our monthly Aurora Rent Report.
How much is rent in Aurora?
In Aurora, the median rent is $1,027 for a studio, $1,254 for a 1-bedroom, $1,588 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,307 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Aurora, check out our monthly Aurora Rent Report.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Aurora by price: under $1,200, under $1,100, under $1,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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While some Aurora properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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While some Aurora properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Aurora?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Aurora. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Community College of Aurora, Pickens Technical College, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Denver, and Emily Griffith Technical College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Aurora?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Aurora. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Community College of Aurora, Pickens Technical College, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Denver, and Emily Griffith Technical College.

Median Rent in Aurora

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Aurora is $1,254, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,588.
Studio
$1,027
1 Bed
$1,254
2 Beds
$1,588
3+ Beds
$2,307
City GuideAurora
Thinking about making the move to Aurora, Colorado? Does the idea of hiking, skiing and biking year-round appeal to you? Are you a little bit country, a little bit rock-y mount? Then ponder no more. Aurora awaits you.
Thinking about making the move to Aurora, Colorado? Does the idea of hiking, skiing and biking year-round appeal to you? Are you a little bit country, a little bit rock-y mount? Then ponder no more. Aurora awaits you.

From any vantage point in the “Rocky Mountain” state, you can see a glow just beyond the city of Denver. Relatively large and extremely residential, that glow is the city of Aurora; Colorado’s 3rd most popular city, so large that it spreads across three counties. Boasting over 80 parks and 4 golf courses it is easy to see how this captivating, suburban town has become home to lovers of the great outdoors, as well as those looking for a settled place to call home.

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Neighborhoods

The city of Aurora is predominantly suburban and is made up of dozens of neighborhoods. The cost of living in this city is fairly high, as is the case with most of Colorado. Here we have broken down some of the more popular areas of this massive city.

Foxfield: One of the largest areas in Aurora, Foxfield is made up of new, luxury apartments as well as larger single-family homes. Foxfield is a great place for those who are looking to settle or for families looking for a quiet area to rent in. Living in this part of town costs a pretty penny as rents can range between $775and $1800. However, the benefits of living in Foxfield may outweigh the cost. It’s proximity to walking trails, bike paths and golf courses make it a prime Aurora location. Additionally, this well-to-do suburb is only 20 miles from the heart of Denver.

City Center: Called City Center because it is, essentially, the town center of Aurora, this part of town is filled with both young professionals and families alike. A happening part of town, this is the place to live for the person who likes to keep their finger on the pulse of a city. 20-somethings, young professionals, and small families tend to inhabit this “urban” area where apartments, high-rises and luxury living is abundant. Boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters and sports clubs are all within reach at this end of town. With close proximity to downtown Denver and the campus of Colorado University, it’s easy to see why this end of town is the heart of Aurora.

Aurora Hills: This residential area has a little something for everyone. Nearby hospitals, churches, golf courses and parks; Aurora Hills is true suburbia. The homes here are typically a bit older (built in the 1960s) and reasonably priced, especially by Colorado standards. But don’t let the large front yards and split-level houses fool you, this neighborhood also has townhomes and apartments for those looking for a smaller place to call home. Aurora Hills is also home to a solid amount of restaurants and bars that serve up some of the finest food in town. Just beware the rocky mountain oysters (unless you’re into that kind of thing).

Mission Viejo: Modeled after the town of Mission Viejo in California, this area was developed to be a welcomed break from the look of everyday “Colorado” housing. Featuring bike paths, greenbelts, Spanish named streets, and walls and street lights that incorporate Spanish design, Mission Viejo is an eclectic part of town. Featuring more homes for rent than apartments, rates around here are fairly reasonable for Colorado ($1200 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath). Homes in this neighborhood are a bit older (built in 1970s) but well maintained, as Mission Viejo has a very active HOA (homeowner’s association). Part Spain, part California, with a view of nature and that laid-back Colorado feel – make moving here your mission.

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The city of Aurora is predominantly suburban and is made up of dozens of neighborhoods. The cost of living in this city is fairly high, as is the case with most of Colorado. Here we have broken down some of the more popular areas of this massive city.

Foxfield: One of the largest areas in Aurora, Foxfield is made up of new, luxury apartments as well as larger single-family homes. Foxfield is a great place for those who are looking to settle or for families looking for a quiet area to rent in. Living in this part of town costs a pretty penny as rents can range between $775and $1800. However, the benefits of living in Foxfield may outweigh the cost. It’s proximity to walking trails, bike paths and golf courses make it a prime Aurora location. Additionally, this well-to-do suburb is only 20 miles from the heart of Denver.

City Center: Called City Center because it is, essentially, the town center of Aurora, this part of town is filled with both young professionals and families alike. A happening part of town, this is the place to live for the person who likes to keep their finger on the pulse of a city. 20-somethings, young professionals, and small families tend to inhabit this “urban” area where apartments, high-rises and luxury living is abundant. Boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters and sports clubs are all within reach at this end of town. With close proximity to downtown Denver and the campus of Colorado University, it’s easy to see why this end of town is the heart of Aurora.

Aurora Hills: This residential area has a little something for everyone. Nearby hospitals, churches, golf courses and parks; Aurora Hills is true suburbia. The homes here are typically a bit older (built in the 1960s) and reasonably priced, especially by Colorado standards. But don’t let the large front yards and split-level houses fool you, this neighborhood also has townhomes and apartments for those looking for a smaller place to call home. Aurora Hills is also home to a solid amount of restaurants and bars that serve up some of the finest food in town. Just beware the rocky mountain oysters (unless you’re into that kind of thing).

Mission Viejo: Modeled after the town of Mission Viejo in California, this area was developed to be a welcomed break from the look of everyday “Colorado” housing. Featuring bike paths, greenbelts, Spanish named streets, and walls and street lights that incorporate Spanish design, Mission Viejo is an eclectic part of town. Featuring more homes for rent than apartments, rates around here are fairly reasonable for Colorado ($1200 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath). Homes in this neighborhood are a bit older (built in 1970s) but well maintained, as Mission Viejo has a very active HOA (homeowner’s association). Part Spain, part California, with a view of nature and that laid-back Colorado feel – make moving here your mission.

A few renting tips:

Good news: Because it gets very cold in Colorado, most newer apartments feature fireplaces, which will help save on heating costs (and Colorado has been known to be cold about 7 months out of the year) and may help ignite a romantic spark or two. Also, many of the apartments and updated homes in the area feature hardwood floors, which add a more upscale, updated look to any dwelling. Bad news: If you are a dog-lover, most apartments allow man’s best friend to move in (with a small deposit) but there are breed restrictions.

A few renting tips:
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Good news: Because it gets very cold in Colorado, most newer apartments feature fireplaces, which will help save on heating costs (and Colorado has been known to be cold about 7 months out of the year) and may help ignite a romantic spark or two. Also, many of the apartments and updated homes in the area feature hardwood floors, which add a more upscale, updated look to any dwelling. Bad news: If you are a dog-lover, most apartments allow man’s best friend to move in (with a small deposit) but there are breed restrictions.

Get Schooled

If you’re moving to further your own education, Aurora is just minutes away from over eight colleges and universities, including The University of Colorado Denver.

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If you’re moving to further your own education, Aurora is just minutes away from over eight colleges and universities, including The University of Colorado Denver.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Getting from place to place in Aurora can be done fairly easily. The city uses the 9-mile light rail system, a bus line, three main highways (Interstate 70, Interstate 225, E-470 beltway) and is minutes away from the Denver International Airport. The city also features many bike paths for those who wish to “go green.”

Settled by a shady businessman who left bad debts and skipped town, Aurora, which means “dawn,” was once named Fletcher, which means… “Fletcher.” Residents, and soon-to-be residents, should be thankful for this much more ethereal and non-scandal related name. This city that had once been considered the “little sister of Denver” has made a name for itself and has quickly become an ever-growing suburban town filled with families and young professionals. Nicknamed the “gateway to the Rockies,” Aurora is much more than a place on a map – it’s a great place to relocate, get in touch with nature and have one of those infamous rocky mountain beers.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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Getting from place to place in Aurora can be done fairly easily. The city uses the 9-mile light rail system, a bus line, three main highways (Interstate 70, Interstate 225, E-470 beltway) and is minutes away from the Denver International Airport. The city also features many bike paths for those who wish to “go green.”

Settled by a shady businessman who left bad debts and skipped town, Aurora, which means “dawn,” was once named Fletcher, which means… “Fletcher.” Residents, and soon-to-be residents, should be thankful for this much more ethereal and non-scandal related name. This city that had once been considered the “little sister of Denver” has made a name for itself and has quickly become an ever-growing suburban town filled with families and young professionals. Nicknamed the “gateway to the Rockies,” Aurora is much more than a place on a map – it’s a great place to relocate, get in touch with nature and have one of those infamous rocky mountain beers.

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City GuideAurora
Thinking about making the move to Aurora, Colorado? Does the idea of hiking, skiing and biking year-round appeal to you? Are you a little bit country, a little bit rock-y mount? Then ponder no more. Aurora awaits you.
Thinking about making the move to Aurora, Colorado? Does the idea of hiking, skiing and biking year-round appeal to you? Are you a little bit country, a little bit rock-y mount? Then ponder no more. Aurora awaits you.

From any vantage point in the “Rocky Mountain” state, you can see a glow just beyond the city of Denver. Relatively large and extremely residential, that glow is the city of Aurora; Colorado’s 3rd most popular city, so large that it spreads across three counties. Boasting over 80 parks and 4 golf courses it is easy to see how this captivating, suburban town has become home to lovers of the great outdoors, as well as those looking for a settled place to call home.

Having trouble with Craigslist Aurora? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Neighborhoods

The city of Aurora is predominantly suburban and is made up of dozens of neighborhoods. The cost of living in this city is fairly high, as is the case with most of Colorado. Here we have broken down some of the more popular areas of this massive city.

Foxfield: One of the largest areas in Aurora, Foxfield is made up of new, luxury apartments as well as larger single-family homes. Foxfield is a great place for those who are looking to settle or for families looking for a quiet area to rent in. Living in this part of town costs a pretty penny as rents can range between $775and $1800. However, the benefits of living in Foxfield may outweigh the cost. It’s proximity to walking trails, bike paths and golf courses make it a prime Aurora location. Additionally, this well-to-do suburb is only 20 miles from the heart of Denver.

City Center: Called City Center because it is, essentially, the town center of Aurora, this part of town is filled with both young professionals and families alike. A happening part of town, this is the place to live for the person who likes to keep their finger on the pulse of a city. 20-somethings, young professionals, and small families tend to inhabit this “urban” area where apartments, high-rises and luxury living is abundant. Boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters and sports clubs are all within reach at this end of town. With close proximity to downtown Denver and the campus of Colorado University, it’s easy to see why this end of town is the heart of Aurora.

Aurora Hills: This residential area has a little something for everyone. Nearby hospitals, churches, golf courses and parks; Aurora Hills is true suburbia. The homes here are typically a bit older (built in the 1960s) and reasonably priced, especially by Colorado standards. But don’t let the large front yards and split-level houses fool you, this neighborhood also has townhomes and apartments for those looking for a smaller place to call home. Aurora Hills is also home to a solid amount of restaurants and bars that serve up some of the finest food in town. Just beware the rocky mountain oysters (unless you’re into that kind of thing).

Mission Viejo: Modeled after the town of Mission Viejo in California, this area was developed to be a welcomed break from the look of everyday “Colorado” housing. Featuring bike paths, greenbelts, Spanish named streets, and walls and street lights that incorporate Spanish design, Mission Viejo is an eclectic part of town. Featuring more homes for rent than apartments, rates around here are fairly reasonable for Colorado ($1200 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath). Homes in this neighborhood are a bit older (built in 1970s) but well maintained, as Mission Viejo has a very active HOA (homeowner’s association). Part Spain, part California, with a view of nature and that laid-back Colorado feel – make moving here your mission.

Neighborhoods
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The city of Aurora is predominantly suburban and is made up of dozens of neighborhoods. The cost of living in this city is fairly high, as is the case with most of Colorado. Here we have broken down some of the more popular areas of this massive city.

Foxfield: One of the largest areas in Aurora, Foxfield is made up of new, luxury apartments as well as larger single-family homes. Foxfield is a great place for those who are looking to settle or for families looking for a quiet area to rent in. Living in this part of town costs a pretty penny as rents can range between $775and $1800. However, the benefits of living in Foxfield may outweigh the cost. It’s proximity to walking trails, bike paths and golf courses make it a prime Aurora location. Additionally, this well-to-do suburb is only 20 miles from the heart of Denver.

City Center: Called City Center because it is, essentially, the town center of Aurora, this part of town is filled with both young professionals and families alike. A happening part of town, this is the place to live for the person who likes to keep their finger on the pulse of a city. 20-somethings, young professionals, and small families tend to inhabit this “urban” area where apartments, high-rises and luxury living is abundant. Boutiques, restaurants, movie theaters and sports clubs are all within reach at this end of town. With close proximity to downtown Denver and the campus of Colorado University, it’s easy to see why this end of town is the heart of Aurora.

Aurora Hills: This residential area has a little something for everyone. Nearby hospitals, churches, golf courses and parks; Aurora Hills is true suburbia. The homes here are typically a bit older (built in the 1960s) and reasonably priced, especially by Colorado standards. But don’t let the large front yards and split-level houses fool you, this neighborhood also has townhomes and apartments for those looking for a smaller place to call home. Aurora Hills is also home to a solid amount of restaurants and bars that serve up some of the finest food in town. Just beware the rocky mountain oysters (unless you’re into that kind of thing).

Mission Viejo: Modeled after the town of Mission Viejo in California, this area was developed to be a welcomed break from the look of everyday “Colorado” housing. Featuring bike paths, greenbelts, Spanish named streets, and walls and street lights that incorporate Spanish design, Mission Viejo is an eclectic part of town. Featuring more homes for rent than apartments, rates around here are fairly reasonable for Colorado ($1200 for a 4 bedroom/2 bath). Homes in this neighborhood are a bit older (built in 1970s) but well maintained, as Mission Viejo has a very active HOA (homeowner’s association). Part Spain, part California, with a view of nature and that laid-back Colorado feel – make moving here your mission.

A few renting tips:

Good news: Because it gets very cold in Colorado, most newer apartments feature fireplaces, which will help save on heating costs (and Colorado has been known to be cold about 7 months out of the year) and may help ignite a romantic spark or two. Also, many of the apartments and updated homes in the area feature hardwood floors, which add a more upscale, updated look to any dwelling. Bad news: If you are a dog-lover, most apartments allow man’s best friend to move in (with a small deposit) but there are breed restrictions.

A few renting tips:
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Good news: Because it gets very cold in Colorado, most newer apartments feature fireplaces, which will help save on heating costs (and Colorado has been known to be cold about 7 months out of the year) and may help ignite a romantic spark or two. Also, many of the apartments and updated homes in the area feature hardwood floors, which add a more upscale, updated look to any dwelling. Bad news: If you are a dog-lover, most apartments allow man’s best friend to move in (with a small deposit) but there are breed restrictions.

Get Schooled

If you’re moving to further your own education, Aurora is just minutes away from over eight colleges and universities, including The University of Colorado Denver.

Get Schooled
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If you’re moving to further your own education, Aurora is just minutes away from over eight colleges and universities, including The University of Colorado Denver.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Getting from place to place in Aurora can be done fairly easily. The city uses the 9-mile light rail system, a bus line, three main highways (Interstate 70, Interstate 225, E-470 beltway) and is minutes away from the Denver International Airport. The city also features many bike paths for those who wish to “go green.”

Settled by a shady businessman who left bad debts and skipped town, Aurora, which means “dawn,” was once named Fletcher, which means… “Fletcher.” Residents, and soon-to-be residents, should be thankful for this much more ethereal and non-scandal related name. This city that had once been considered the “little sister of Denver” has made a name for itself and has quickly become an ever-growing suburban town filled with families and young professionals. Nicknamed the “gateway to the Rockies,” Aurora is much more than a place on a map – it’s a great place to relocate, get in touch with nature and have one of those infamous rocky mountain beers.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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Getting from place to place in Aurora can be done fairly easily. The city uses the 9-mile light rail system, a bus line, three main highways (Interstate 70, Interstate 225, E-470 beltway) and is minutes away from the Denver International Airport. The city also features many bike paths for those who wish to “go green.”

Settled by a shady businessman who left bad debts and skipped town, Aurora, which means “dawn,” was once named Fletcher, which means… “Fletcher.” Residents, and soon-to-be residents, should be thankful for this much more ethereal and non-scandal related name. This city that had once been considered the “little sister of Denver” has made a name for itself and has quickly become an ever-growing suburban town filled with families and young professionals. Nicknamed the “gateway to the Rockies,” Aurora is much more than a place on a map – it’s a great place to relocate, get in touch with nature and have one of those infamous rocky mountain beers.

Rent Report
Aurora

September 2020 Aurora Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Aurora Rent Report. Aurora rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Aurora rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Aurora rents increased moderately over the past month

Aurora rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Aurora stand at $1,255 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,588 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Aurora's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Denver Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Aurora over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Denver metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,342; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Arvada has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,587, while one-bedrooms go for $1,254.
    • Thornton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,942; rents rose 0.5% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Aurora

    As rents have fallen moderately in Aurora, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Aurora is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in Colorado have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.1% in Colorado Springs and 0.1% in Fort Collins.
    • Aurora's median two-bedroom rent of $1,588 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Aurora fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Aurora than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Aurora is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Denver
    $1,060
    $1,340
    -0.1%
    -1.7%
    Aurora
    $1,250
    $1,590
    0.3%
    -0.8%
    Thornton
    $1,530
    $1,940
    0.5%
    0.3%
    Arvada
    $1,250
    $1,590
    0
    1.9%
    Westminster
    $1,320
    $1,670
    0.7%
    1.6%
    Broomfield
    $1,390
    $1,740
    0.7%
    -1.8%
    Castle Rock
    $1,330
    $1,690
    0.6%
    0.6%
    Parker
    $1,430
    $1,810
    0.8%
    0.4%
    Littleton
    $1,500
    $1,900
    0.4%
    -0.4%
    Brighton
    $1,340
    $1,700
    0.3%
    -6.5%
    Englewood
    $1,230
    $1,550
    0.3%
    -1.2%
    Wheat Ridge
    $1,020
    $1,290
    0.2%
    1.9%
    Golden
    $1,310
    $1,650
    0.8%
    3.8%
    Lone Tree
    $1,560
    $1,980
    0.6%
    -2%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Aurora Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Aurora Rent Report. Aurora rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Aurora rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Aurora Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Aurora Rent Report. Aurora rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Aurora rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Aurora rents increased moderately over the past month

    Aurora rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Aurora stand at $1,255 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,588 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Aurora's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Denver Metro

      While rent prices have decreased in Aurora over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Denver metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,342; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
      • Arvada has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,587, while one-bedrooms go for $1,254.
      • Thornton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,942; rents rose 0.5% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Aurora

      As rents have fallen moderately in Aurora, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Aurora is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in Colorado have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.1% in Colorado Springs and 0.1% in Fort Collins.
      • Aurora's median two-bedroom rent of $1,588 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Aurora fell moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 1.7%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Aurora than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,107, where Aurora is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Denver
      $1,060
      $1,340
      -0.1%
      -1.7%
      Aurora
      $1,250
      $1,590
      0.3%
      -0.8%
      Thornton
      $1,530
      $1,940
      0.5%
      0.3%
      Arvada
      $1,250
      $1,590
      0
      1.9%
      Westminster
      $1,320
      $1,670
      0.7%
      1.6%
      Broomfield
      $1,390
      $1,740
      0.7%
      -1.8%
      Castle Rock
      $1,330
      $1,690
      0.6%
      0.6%
      Parker
      $1,430
      $1,810
      0.8%
      0.4%
      Littleton
      $1,500
      $1,900
      0.4%
      -0.4%
      Brighton
      $1,340
      $1,700
      0.3%
      -6.5%
      Englewood
      $1,230
      $1,550
      0.3%
      -1.2%
      Wheat Ridge
      $1,020
      $1,290
      0.2%
      1.9%
      Golden
      $1,310
      $1,650
      0.8%
      3.8%
      Lone Tree
      $1,560
      $1,980
      0.6%
      -2%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Aurora Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Aurora ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      D
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      B-
      State and local taxes
      B+
      Public transit
      B
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Aurora’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Aurora renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Many categories received average scores, but some received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Aurora include the following:

      • Aurora renters gave their city a C overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Aurora were public transit (B+), pet-friendliness (B) and quality of local schools (B).
      • The areas of concern to Aurora renters are commute time and affordability, which both received D grades.
      • Aurora millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
      • Aurora did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Colorado, including Fort Collins (A), Littleton (A+) and Colorado Springs (B+).
      • Aurora earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide like Orlando (C), Cleveland (C) and Mesa (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that there are lots of parks and plenty of outdoor activities, but I hate the high rents." -Inga A.
      • "I love the public transportation here." -James B.
      • "Aurora isn’t very walkable and there’s not much nightlife." -Evelyn M.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Aurora’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Aurora renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Lis...

      View full Aurora Renter Survey

      Here’s how Aurora ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B-
      Recreational activities
      D
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      B-
      State and local taxes
      B+
      Public transit
      B
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Aurora’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Aurora renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Many categories received average scores, but some received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Aurora include the following:

      • Aurora renters gave their city a C overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Aurora were public transit (B+), pet-friendliness (B) and quality of local schools (B).
      • The areas of concern to Aurora renters are commute time and affordability, which both received D grades.
      • Aurora millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
      • Aurora did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Colorado, including Fort Collins (A), Littleton (A+) and Colorado Springs (B+).
      • Aurora earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide like Orlando (C), Cleveland (C) and Mesa (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that there are lots of parks and plenty of outdoor activities, but I hate the high rents." -Inga A.
      • "I love the public transportation here." -James B.
      • "Aurora isn’t very walkable and there’s not much nightlife." -Evelyn M.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.