AURORA – Being Colorado’s third largest city, Aurora is where people come together to experience recreational adventures, food, culture, artistic interludes or just plain relaxation. Only minutes from Denver International Airport, Aurora is easily accessible. Cherry Creek State Park is anchored around the 880 acre Cherry Creek Reservoir and offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities including boating, water activities, camping, picnicking and facilities for group events. You’ll find wonderful neighborhoods new and old in Aurora including The Conservatory, Murphy’s Creek, Saddle Rock & Tallyn’s Reach.
Aurora originated in the 1880s as the town of Fletcher, taking its name from Denver businessman Donald Fletcher who saw it as a real estate opportunity. He and his partners staked out four square miles east of Denver, but the town – and Colorado – struggled mightily after the Silver Crash of 1893. At that point Fletcher skipped town, leaving the community with a huge water debt. Inhabitants decided to rename the town Aurora in 1907, after one of the subdivisions composing the town, and Aurora slowly began to grow in Denver’s shadow becoming the fastest-growing city in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Rather aptly, Aurora, the city composed of hundreds of subdivisions thus carries the name of one of the original development plats from which it sprang.
Although Aurora has long been considered by many only as one of Denver’s larger suburbs, Aurora’s growing population in recent decades (now over half the size of the City of Denver) has led to efforts for co-equal recognition with its larger neighbor. Former mayor Dennis Champine once expressed the somewhat whimsical notion that eventually the area would be called the “Aurora/Denver Metropolitan Area.” Indeed, since the 2000 Census Aurora has surpassed Denver in land area, and much of Aurora is undeveloped, while Denver is more fully built-out. However, such efforts are somewhat hampered by the lack of a large, historically important central business district in the city. Aurora is largely suburban in character, as evidenced by the city’s modest collection of tall buildings.
Aurora Home Owners and Home Buyers, call Team Sampron for all of your Real Estate needs. If you’re looking for a real estate agent whose focus is you, look no further. Carrie and Kathy bring a combined 60+ years’ experience in customer service related fields, including 20+ years each in Municipal Government, to our real estate business. Home sellers, Team Sampron believes in providing full-service even though our rates save our client’s money. Home buyers’, remember all of Team Sampron’s expertise and experience is free, you pay nothing when Team Sampron represents you in the purchase of your home. Call Carrie (303) 931-3629 or Kathy (303) 931-3780 to begin this exciting phase of your life.