Living in Aurora

An attractive cost of living to do more, spend less

Attainable Living

With a lower cost of living compared to the coasts plus higher income versus the nation, Colorado offers residents the optimal combination of affordability and value.  Unlike other states that tout affordability, Coloradoans don’t compromise on things like healthcare, amenities, employment opportunities, or lifestyle.   Aurora goes a step further by providing more diverse housing options that work for everyone.  

State and local taxes

Relatively low taxes paid per capita

Colorado ranks 35th in the nation for how much Coloradoans pay per capita in state and local taxes as a percentage of their income. Our 8.9% paid is significantly lower than states on both costs.

StatePer capita % of income for taxes
New York12.7%
New Jersey12.2%
California 11%
Source: The Tax Foundation. Calculations are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Council on State Taxation, the U.S. Travel Industry Association,  the U.S. Department of Energy, and other entities.
Attainable housing

Own or rent, Aurora is more affordable

Whether you are buying or renting a home, Aurora’s housing costs are more affordable than other cities in the Metro area and around the country, especially on the coasts.

GeographyMedian Price – Homes SoldMedian Rent Price
New York, NY$573,6002,950
Seattle, WA$705,600$2,600
Boston, MA$692,200$2,950
San Francisco$1,364,300$4,500
The right fit

Diverse neighborhoods and choices

Each of Aurora’s neighborhoods is unique and Aurora has lots of housing options with something for everyone whether you are a millennial family looking for high quality schools or a baby boomer looking for a walkable neighborhood with lots of amenities.
Your community

New frontier, new communities

As development pushes east, new communities are popping up like Painted Prairie near the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Here you’ll find modern homes of all types, sizes, and prices with a focus on community. There’s plenty of amenities, open spaces, and experiences to enjoy.