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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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Colorado and Aurora is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Aurora for 2022.
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Aurora for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Seven Hills looks to be the best Aurora neighborhood to live in.
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 best to worst.
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Aurora
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $221,300 (14th best)
Median Income: $83,618 (Eighth best)
More on Seven Hills: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $421,600 (Third best)
Median Income: $87,986 (Fifth best)
More on Heritage Eagle Bend: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $227,567 (12th best)
Median Income: $82,242 (Ninth best)
More on Sterling Hills: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $497,300 (best)
Median Income: $147,159 (best)
More on Tallyn's Reach: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $335,600 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $90,766 (Fourth best)
More on Saddle Rock Golf Club: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $214,040 (16th best)
Median Income: $68,769 (17th best)
More on Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $221,329 (13th best)
Median Income: $81,667 (Tenth best)
More on Mission Viejo: Homes For Sale | Data
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Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $239,900 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $85,160 (Seventh best)
More on Lakeshore: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $260,700 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $79,559 (11th best)
More on Conservatory: Homes For Sale | Data
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $452,600 (Second best)
Median Income: $87,000 (Sixth best)
More on Park Villas: Homes For Sale | Data
Methodology: How We Determined The Best Aurora, CO Neighborhoods In 2022
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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 53 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, Seven Hills.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Aurora, Colorado has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Aurora
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Aurora where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Aurora aren't all good. City Center North takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Aurora.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Aurora For 2022 Detailed Data
||Heritage Eagle Bend
||Saddle Rock Golf Club
||Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights
||East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park
||Aurora Hills Golf Course
||Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights
||Sable Altura Chambers
||City Center North
Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Aurora.