The City of Aurora is Colorado's third-largest city and is one of the rapidly growing metropolises in the country today. Between the 2010 and 2014 census count, the city witnessed a massive population growth of 8.8% to 353,108 while the national average growth during that time was only 3.3%. It is one of the leading names in urbanization and redevelopment, both in residential and commercial sectors. It boasts both world-class academic and healthcare facilities which has helped facilitate the growing population. It developed as a military town and is home to all five branches of the military along with the Buckley Air Force Base.
Named after the Roman Goddess of the Dawn, it imbibes the intrinsic beauty of Colorado with modern nuances to make it a premier travel destination. As one of the top sports towns in the country, it hosts dozens of major sports tournaments every year. It has been honored as the "Sportstown" for Colorado by Sports Illustrated magazine for its outstanding involvement in developing American sports. It is also home to seven public golf courses which further enhances its sports reputation. With up-and-coming businesses and excellent education opportunities along with a median household income of over $52,000, Aurora is a top residential choice for millennials.
As mentioned, it is a top travel destination with its numerous parks and three public reservoirs. It offers the perfect rugged Colorado setting combined with a thriving nightlife, cultural centers, and eclectic shopping opportunities along with a rich arts scene that includes the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and Fox Arts Center. The city is known for its diversity with over 400 ethnic restaurants and markets to enjoy which along with its breweries make for very interesting tours. Aurora is also only a half an hour drive away from Denver, the state capitol of Colorado. As the eighth safest city in the U.S., it offers a refuge where both visitors and residents alike can relax.