The 10 Cheapest Aurora, CO Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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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 2022? 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.

For more Colorado reading, check out:

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Aurora For 2022

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Population: 1,744
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (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

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Population: 7,208
Cost Of Living Index: 93 (5th 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

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Population: 2,576
Cost Of Living Index: 95 (7th 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

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Population: 3,957
Cost Of Living Index: 97 (11th 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

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Population: 5,511
Cost Of Living Index: 96 (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

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Population: 5,956
Cost Of Living Index: 88 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.2 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (42nd cheapest)
More on City Center: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,424
Cost Of Living Index: 104 (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

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Population: 4,274
Cost Of Living Index: 100 (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

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Population: 11,997
Cost Of Living Index: 102 (22nd 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

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Population: 7,850
Cost Of Living Index: 94 (6th 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

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Aurora Hoods In 2022

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.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Norfolk Glen 85
2 Sable Altura Chambers 93
3 Kingsborough 95
4 Tower Triangle 97
5 Chambers Heights 96
6 City Center 88
7 Lakeshore 104
8 Tollgate Overlook 100
9 Aurora Highlands 102
10 Dayton Triangle 94
11 Centretech 91
12 Meadow Wood 104
13 East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park 104
14 Sterling Hills 109
15 Center Pointe 101
16 Rocky Ridge 97
17 Laredo Highline 97
18 Utah Park 100
19 Aurora Hills 104
20 Prides Crossing 107
21 Carriage Place 106
22 Mission Viejo 112
23 Heather Ridge 101
24 Sableridge 97
25 Shenandoah 117
26 Seven Hills 113
27 Sunny Vale 91
28 Horseshoe Park 107
29 Tallyn's Reach 136
30 Dam East-West 109
31 Pheasant Run 109
32 Village East 110
33 Delmar Parkway 98
34 Side Creek 106
35 Highline Villages 98
36 Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights 109
37 Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights 98
38 Saddle Rock Golf Club 122
39 Meadow Hills 110
40 North Aurora 98
41 Conservatory 118
42 City Center North 97
43 Murphy Creek 125
44 Willow Park 106
45 Park Villas 135
46 Morris Heights 104
47 Heather Gardens 106
48 Expo Park 102
49 Heritage Eagle Bend 136
50 Highland Park 104
51 Southeast Crossing 113
52 Lynn Knoll 108
53 Aurora Hills Golf Course 113

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Aurora.

About Chris Kolmar

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