Overview of Aurora
Aurora, Ohio, is central to the Akron and Cleveland metropolitan areas and takes advantage of both area's resources. It has a population of approximately 15,500 and is in Portage County. Aurora apartments for rent are the perfect place for people to make their home in a historical town.
Living in Aurora, OH
The first settlers came to Aurora in 1807. In the early 1800s, Aurora commerce boomed with several grist mills and sawmills that were powered by the Chagrin River. Also at this time, Aurora created a reputation as being one of the best cheese manufacturers. Cheesemakers sold their product all over the world.
Aurora grew in population in the mid-1900s and received city status in 1971. It attracted many sightseers in 1970 when SeaWorld opened, and later with Six Flags Ohio, although both are now closed.
Today, Aurora is headquarters to Technical Consumer Products, Rotek, and PartsSource, one of the fastest-growing companies in northeast Ohio. The city's park system has more than 1,100 acres of parkland and is very family-oriented. It offers art, sports, and fitness classes for people of all ages. Fans of model airplanes and rocket launching also get to enjoy their hobbies and meet people with similar interests at the Harmon Flying Field.
Aurora Attractions and Special Events
Aurora has several great attractions for residents and visitors. At the Wildwater Kingdom water park, families can go down water slides or spend hours on the lazy river. When residents want to go shopping, they have no problem finding what they're looking for in the more than 70 stores at the Aurora Farms Premium Outlets.
When people want to spend a day outside of Aurora, they have plenty of options. Stan HywettHall & Gardens in Akron, the former home of the founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, is just 40 minutes south. Today, the mansion and its colorful grounds have been preserved and are a National Historic Landmark. People find that apartments for rent in Aurora also make it easy to take day trips to Ohio's other attractions, which include the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
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