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Is Buying a Mobile Home in Aurora, CO a Good Idea?

If you are considering a move to Colorado, there is a great deal to recommend the area around Denver. However, rather than moving to a suburb like Centennial or Greenwood Village, you might consider buying a mobile home in Aurora. Aurora is large enough to be a major player in the Denver Metro Area, but small enough that land can still be found quickly and easily.

In this article, we’ll look at the places you can buy a mobile home in Aurora, CO, as well as some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city. We’ll look at Aurora’s demographics, geography and climate, as well as what people in that part of Colorado do for fun.

History

This part of Colorado was originally inhabited by several tribes, including the Arapaho, Sioux, Ute and Cheyenne. Officially, the land was purchased from the tribes, and settlement was mostly non-violent. Of course, this was in 1880, and it would be the better part of a century before anyone would buy a mobile home in Aurora. The city was originally the town of Fletcher, and it grew quickly when the Lowry Air Force base was built there in the early 20th century. That base was closed in 1994, and the land became a large master-planned community inside Aurora. This is a prime spot for buying a mobile home in Aurora, CO today.

Things to do in Aurora

Anyone interested in mobile homes in Aurora will also want to know what there is to do in the area. The Stanley marketplace is worth a drop-in and you could easily spend the whole day at Cherry Creek state Park. The Southlands shopping mall is an easy day out, but so is the beach at the Aurora Reservoir. The horse races at Arapahoe Park bring in thousands every year, as does Great Plains Park.

Aurora is also famous for its natural spaces. Aurora boasts more than 100 city parks, 6,000 acres of nature space and eleven excellent golf courses. The Morrison nature center offers trails, wooded wetlands and even a butterfly garden. In addition, the city owns and operates more than 2 dozen landmarks and historic sites like Centennial House, the Gully Homestead of 1870, the Aurora Fox Theater & Arts Center, and even the People's Building performing arts venue.

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Location

Though Denver is called “The Mile High City,” Aurora’s lowest point is 5,285 feet above sea level, and its highest is a stratospheric 6,229 feet. It spans Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas Counties, and can be found just north-east of center on a map of the state. It has a semi-arid climate, with low humidity and warm summers. The proximity to the mountains makes for frequent summer thunderstorms, as well as the rare tornado. Anyone interested in buying mobile homes in Aurora would probably like to know what kind of neighborhoods the city has to offer as well. Here are a few of the most inviting, and a brief discussion of what makes each of them unique. Aurora Neighborhoods Meadow Hills, Aurora If you are thinking about buying Aurora, CO land, consider Meadow Hills. This is a lovely neighborhood not far from the Cherry Creek Reservoir, making it a great place for people who like to spend time outdoors. It is a reasonably large neighborhood of more than 5,500 people, so it’s not too insular either. Average home prices in Meadow Hills hover around $286,000. Saddle Rock, Aurora The saddle rock neighborhood isn’t the first place you’d think of to buy a mobile home in Aurora. It is very affluent, with its fair share of mini-mansions. However, you’d be surprised what you can find if you look hard enough. Saddle rock offers amenities like a golf course and easy access to the southlands shopping center. Most of the dwellings are single-family units, with an average sale price of around $520,000 Heather Ridge, Aurora Heather Ridge is among the best places in Aurora to raise a family, and a top spot for buying a mobile home in Aurora as well. It is a smaller neighborhood with around 3,700 people. Housing prices are accessible, averaging $265,000. It offers easy access to Jewell Wetlands Park and Utah Park, but perhaps more importantly it offers some of the best schools in the city – Prairie Middle School and Overland High School. Aurora Hills Aurora Hills is a great place to look for Aurora mobile homes for many different reasons. It is a large neighborhood, with well over 6,000 inhabitants. It is famous for its welcoming, involved community, and of course it is located around the beautiful Highland Park. The Aurora Hills Golf Course makes a good neighbor as well. Crime rates are low and the local schools are excellent. The average price for a single-family home in Aurora Hills is a bit pricey at $340,000, but then you do so often get what you pay for. Central Park, Aurora There are plenty of Aurora mobile homes for sale in the Central Park neighborhood. Central Park is newer. Planned community made possible by the closing of Stapleton Airport in 1995. The land was redeveloped into a model mixed use neighborhood of commercial and residential units. It is just east of Downtown, and happens to be the largest dingle neighborhood in the city. Many people would call Central Park part of Denver, but it does technically fall within the Aurora city limits.

Aurora demographics

Aurora’s population as of the 2020 census was 386,261, up dramatically from 2010, when the population was only 325,078. However, it is a part of the Denver Metropolitan Area which totals just under 3 million residents. Mobile homes in Aurora, CO are often a good choice because of the dry weather and the ease of purchase, especially with the population booming as it is.

Just over 87% of Aurora residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and fully 30% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $67,723 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was a respectable but still affordable $322,200. The average salary is around $67,000 per year.

Arts in Aurora

Aurora is a big part of the Denver Metro Area, and has more than its fair share of Arts and cultural fixtures, as well as several world class performance venues. Every year Aurora hosts theatrical productions, popular can classical music, gallery showings and public art exhibits. Anyone considering the many Aurora, CO mobile homes for sale could take advantage of any of these options.

You can also help celebrate Aurora’s cultural scene by attending events like the Colorado Chocolate Festival, the Global Dance festival, the Bluebird Music festival, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Festival Italiano, the Morrison Biergarten Festival and more.

Schools in Aurora

Aurora is served by primary and secondary schools like Lansing Elementary School, Kenton Elementary School, Jewell Elementary School, Dartmouth Elementary School, Altura Elementary School, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, Mrachek Middle School, East Middle School, Columbia Middle School, William C. Hinkley High School, Vista Peak Preparatory School, Rangeview High School, Gateway High School, Aurora West College Preparatory Academy, Aurora Central High School and the Fletcher Intermediate Science and Technology School Aurora colleges and universities include the University of Colorado Denver (Anschutz Medical Campus), Platt College, Pickens Technical College, Everest College, Concorde Career College, the Community College of Aurora, Columbia College–Aurora, Colorado Technical University, the Colorado School of Holistic and Naturopathic Studies and Anthem College.

Why Aurora?

It certainly is for many people. Aurora is deep in the heart of the Denver Metro Area, and offers some of the best cultural, civic and rural amenities in the state. It is a beautiful place to live, with neighborhoods ranging from the stately (and expensive) to the family friendly and approachable. There is something for almost everyone in Aurora. Maybe you should schedule a visit, and see what it has to offer you and your family.

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