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Featured Apartments in Aurora, IL
QUALITY apartments, AFFORDABLY priced in a CONVENIENT location is our specialty! We offer downtown living in the suburbs and our amazing apartments have views that are second to none! Schedule a visit today make Fox Island Place your new home!
Aurora IL, 60506
Many floor plans and large apartment...Handicap accessible...Free heat and gas
Aurora IL, 60505
Loft living in the suburbs! Unique, spacious lofts with high ceilings and exposed ductwork.
Aurora IL, 60505
One visit will change your life!
Aurora IL, 60504
Offering spacious floorplans, exceptional amenities and premium rental experience, TGM Springbrook is an ideal apartment community right off of Route 59 where Aurora meets Naperville, .
Aurora IL, 60504
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Overview of Aurora
The second largest city in Illinois is full of charm without losing the appeal of a big city. Aurora is located in the scenic Fox Valley, along the Fox River. A dynamic business center, college and plenty of events make Aurora a great place for those looking for a charming big city with a small-town feel. With plenty to do and see, young families, singles and even older couples, will enjoy Aurora. All residents find a place for themselves in this dynamic, blossoming community.
Those looking for Aurora apartments for rent will find a delightful array of buildings in an array of neighborhoods.
Living in Aurora, Illinois
The permanent settlement that would later become Aurora was established in 1834. The McCarthy brothers from New York decided the beautiful Fox River was an ideal spot for a blossoming community, and encouraged friends and family to join them. The city became known as Aurora in 1837, but gained the nickname "The City of Lights" when it became one of the first in the nation to use electric lights to illuminate the entire city.
Aurora grew through the years, and according to the 2010 census, 197,899 residents call the city home. Those searching for apartments for rent in Aurora, Illinois may appreciate its strategic location for getting to work or school. The city is easily accessible by car via I-88, and routes 59 and 25. Public transportation is plentiful, and residents will find that the area is well-served by Amtrak and Metra trains as well as the Pace bus system.
Aurora Work and Study
Aurora is full of educational institutions, perfect for people interested in furthering their career with a degree. Those looking for an affordable community college will find both the College of DuPage and Waubonsee Community College nearby. For those looking for a four-year institution, Aurora University is a small college that offers more than 40 undergraduate programs of study, as well as a variety of master's and doctoral degrees.
Some of the city's top employers are in the educational field, as Aurora boasts multiple school districts and colleges. Those in the medical industry will appreciate that Rush-Copley Medical Center, Provena Medical Center and Dreyer Medical Clinic also provide employment to plenty of Aurora's residents. Caterpillar, Hollywood Casino-Aurora and MetLife Insurance top the list of the area's largest employers.
Rentals in Aurora, IL, and Cost of Living
A variety of exciting neighborhoods, proximity to work and cost of living should all be considered when searching for an Aurora rental. The median monthly rent in the area in 2009 was about $956.
Although rents vary depending on location, amenities and size, apartments in Aurora tend to range from about $600 to $1,200 per month. Choosing to live closer to the downtown area may be a bit more expensive, but there are lots of activities in the vicinity that may make it worthwhile for some.
Aurora Attractions and Special Events
There is no shortage of things to do in Aurora. The city is proud of its lively arts community and Public Art Commission, which presents public art to locals. The David L. Pierce Art & History Center houses three floors of unique artwork and historical artifacts, and entry is free.
Aurora has a history of farmers markets dating back 100 years. This historic tradition continues today, and vendors display their baked goods, produce, crafts and cheese weekly from spring through autumn. Attendees can also enjoy family activities and special events at the farmers market.
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