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Overview of Aurora

Head west on Interstate 88 outside of Chicago for around 50 minutes and you'll run into the charming city of Aurora, known by many residents here as the "City of Lights." Aurora's great location, proximity to numerous business opportunities and low cost of living (compared with other areas in Chicagoland) make it an ideal suburb. With its four historic districts, numerous shopping opportunities, excellent schools and a growing population, there are plenty of reasons to rent apartments in Aurora Illinois. According to the U.S. Census, the population is estimated to be just under 200,000, making it a small city within a large metropolitan area.

Aurora IL Apartments & Cost of Living

Many people are very eager to move into apartments in Aurora IL, and the cost of living has a lot to do with it. Despite being within close proximity to Chicago, the cost of living in Aurora is very similar to the national average - only 3 percent higher - making it a very affordable place to raise a family. You can expect to rent studio or one bedroom apartments in Aurora Illinois for anywhere between $600 and $1000 a month. Price rises depending on location, amount of space, and amenities.

What It's Like to Live in Aurora

There are many reasons why people are excited to live in Aurora. One of the best things residents can look forward to here is being close to RiverEdge Park. Located along the Fox River, this beautiful green space is very popular with area residents. If that isn't enough Aurora is also situated near four forest preserves, giving you plenty of outdoor recreation if you decide to move here. The city also provides a variety of community events for people living in apartments in Aurora IL, including Downtown Alive! and Blues on the Park - both great music festivals that happen every summer. Aurora also has its very own farmers market, which features not only fresh Illinois produce, but crafts, flowers and a variety of community events that many residents in Aurora enjoy.

Aurora Work & Study Options

Colleges and universities that are perfect for students in Aurora apartments include the College of DuPage and Waubonsee Community College. Warehouses, heavy industry and major distribution for dry goods, construction equipment, auto parts and industrial gases are among the largest industries for people living in Aurora IL apartments.