- Current Prices:$80,000 to $597,000
- Closed Prices:$50,000 to $387,000
- Median Sale Price:$150,000
- Average $ per sq ft:$117
- Association Fee Ranges:$230 to $493/mo,$0
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1840 to 2016
- Sq. Ft.:1 to 14,444Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:1 to 7Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 4Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:0 - 5+ acres
This community has numerous amenities available for residents to enjoy. The community's pleasant dock is surely a gem for any residents who enjoy boating. This community has a variety of beautiful parks and playgrounds within walking distance.
Downtown Aurora is known for its river access, convenient public transportation, and its walkability. Residents can easily walk the downtown area in about 10 minutes, making the shopping, nightlife, and entertainment options easily accessible. Mundy Park, Millennium Park Plaza, and RiverEdge Park provide green spaces to picnic, play, and relax, and the Fox River Trail offers biking and walking paths with beautiful river views.
Cost of Living
Given its accessibility to Chicago and plentiful amenities in the downtown area, Aurora remains an affordable place to live, with home prices below the national average. Compared to neighboring suburbs, like Naperville and Oswego, average home prices in Downtown Aurora tend to be lower, making it an attractive option for buyers.
The Aurora Transportation Center is home to a Metra stop on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway line, connecting downtown Aurora with the Chicago Loop. Pace Bus services also connect the area with neighboring suburbs, and Lake Street and South Broadway run along either side of the Fox River, connecting with I-88, which serves as one of the main routes into Chicago. Downtown Aurora is about 45 minutes from O’Hare International Airport, and the downtown area itself is easily walkable, making it easy for residents to get around.
Aurora is served by a handful of school districts, but East Aurora School District 131 and West Aurora School District 129 service the city on either side of the Fox River. Both districts offer numerous elementary schools and middle schools, as well as East Aurora High School and West Aurora High School. Aurora is also home to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, enrolling academically talented students from grades 10-12, and Aurora University, a private liberal arts college located just west of the downtown area.
Downtown Aurora is home to the popular Paramount Theatre, hosting a range of films, plays, concerts, comedy shows and musicals, and the Hollywood Casino, offering gambling, slots, live music and other nightlife entertainment. The downtown area offers music venues, museums, art galleries, shopping and dining, and the Fox River provides beautiful views from downtown. Residents and visitors can take advantage of outdoor activities on the river, including walking and biking along the Fox River Trail or kayaking along the river itself.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.