Aurora is the third-largest city in the state, with around 325,000 people. It encompasses an extensive area just east of Denver. The downtown section of Aurora is located on East Colfax Avenue. Aurora is conveniently close to east Denver's top attractions, including the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature & Science. At just 15 minutes away, Aurora is also conveniently close to the Denver International Airport. More can be found here.
Aurora developed as a military town, with the Fitzsimons Army Hospital's construction and the later additions of Buckley and Lowry airfields. Today, this city leads the nation in redevelopment, creating new housing and recreational and technical-business plazas in and around the former airports. Learn more about Aurora, CO is Full of Amusement Parks.
Aurora is home to six public golf courses, with a variety of layouts to choose from. A thriving arts scene, including the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and Fox Arts Center, complement the city's vast array of ethnic restaurants and markets. The area features multiple public reservoirs as well as several parks and open spaces. Try stand-up paddleboarding at Cherry Creek State Park, arrange a scenic horseback ride in the area with 12 Mile Stables or sample some innovative brews at Dry Dock Brewing Company Launch Pad Brewery.