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Top 7 Reasons to Live in Aurora, Ohio

  • Aurora, Ohio, located about 40 minutes by car from downtown Cleveland, combines the charm of a small town with proximity to big city sports, jobs, health care, culture and shopping. The town, which was an early stagecoach stop, features graceful New England architecture, a bucolic town square and easy access to other parts of the region.

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  • Historic districts! Aurora was one of the first communities in northeast Ohio settled by the Connecticut Land Company in the mid-19th century. Many of these original homes still stand and have been restored to their former glory. The Aurora Center Historic District includes several good examples of early Western Reserve architecture, such as the First Congregational Church and the Town Hall, which was built in 1855.
  • Lots of rentals! Approximately seven percent of the rental properties in Aurora are currently unoccupied. That means that there are usually empty rent to own homes and apartments available in the city. Some of the more popular areas include Russet Woods Lane and Barrington Place.
  • Outlet shopping! The Aurora Farms Premium Outlets are located in Aurora. This collection of more than 70 discount retailers includes Coach, Eddie Bauer Outlet and Brooks Brothers.
  • Lots of parks! The City of Aurora owns and operates 10 city parks, including Sunny Lake Park and Veterans Memorial Park. Aurora is also home to Wildwater Kingdom, a popular summer water park.
  • Affordable housing! With a median home value of $215,400, homes in Aurora cost much less than the national average of $223,600. That translates into lower rents. Some of the best areas to find rental own properties are East Pioneer Trail and Shawnee Trail.
  • Cultural activities! Aurora is within an hour's drive of some of the country's major cultural institutions, such as the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood.
  • Easy to get around! Aurora's relatively small size makes it easy to get around town. The city is also located directly on State Routes 306 and 82, which connect the city to other Cleveland suburbs as well as to Akron and Youngstown. Cleveland's Regional Transit Authority operates regular public bus service between Aurora and downtown Cleveland.