Aurora, Illinois, is an amazing and rapidly growing city that extends into four counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will. Rich with pride and history, Aurora is a wonderful place to buy a home in the outer region of Greater Chicago, in large part because it is easily accessible through five interchanges on the East/West Tollway Corridor. First settled in 1834 by pioneer Joseph McCarty, Aurora carries the distinction of having been the first city in the nation to use electric lights to publicly light the city. The “City of Lights,” as it has since been known, continues to expand through commercial and corporate office growth on the east and west sides, and Aurora today stretches from Route 59 on the east, to beyond Orchard Road on the west. Aurora is home to approximately 197,900 residents and is the second largest city in the state of Illinois, and all of these factors add up to Aurora being a must-consider destination for prospective homebuyers.
Aurora is a family-friendly city that encompasses seven townships and is served by six school districts. The east side of Aurora is served by the Aurora East School District 131. The west side of the city is served by Aurora West School District 129. The far east side is served by Indian Prairie School District 204, while the far northeast is served by Batavia Public School District 101. The far southeast side of Aurora is served by Oswego Community Unit School District 308 and the far northwest side is served by Kaneland Community Unit School District 302. In addition to excellent educational opportunities, Aurora also boasts great shopping options. On the far east side of Aurora you’ll find the regional Westfield Shoppingtown at Fox Valley and on the near east side you’ll find the Chicago Premium Outlets. Other great amenities include four historic districts, a number of landmarks, and the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, SciTech Museum and Aurora Historical Society. Located on the Fox River, in the heart of Stolp Island, you will find another great destination, Aurora’s charming downtown.
Composed of 45.79 square miles and divided into three regions, Aurora is comprised of East Side, found between the Kane and DuPage County line and the eastern bank of the Fox River, its West Side, found on the west side of the Fox River, and the Fox Valley, sometimes called the Far East Side, found between the city’s eastern border and the county line. Home to a diverse array of architecture, including buildings by George Grant Elmslie, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Aurora also boasts seven Lustron all-steel homes and over fifty Sears Catalog Homes. Homes for sale in Aurora include condos/townhouses, multi-family homes and single family homes of varying ages, sizes and styles. While there are exceptions, typically a condo or townhouse in Aurora will cost no more than $548,800 and have an average listing price nearer to $189,800. Multi-family homes in Aurora generally top out around $334,900 but have an average listing price around $168,000, while single family homes for sale in Aurora ordinarily top out around $849,900 and have an average listing price near $259,600. With its great location, excellent schools, amazing amenities and diverse real estate, Aurora is a wonderful place for prospective homebuyers to consider when buying a home in the Chicago area.
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