The average monthly rent of apartments in Aurora, IL is $1,607.
The average monthly rent of apartments in Aurora, IL is $1,607.
About 57% of apartment rents in Aurora, IL range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 12% of apartments. Around 20% of Aurora’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 11% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.
Compared to the national average rent of $1,706, the average rent in Aurora, IL is $1,607.
The average rent in Aurora, IL is $1,607. Start your search for apartments in Aurora, IL now.
The price range for a studio apartment in Aurora, IL is between $1,135 and $1,985. View all studio apartments in Aurora, IL.
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL is between $1,018 and $3,022. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Aurora, IL now.
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL is between $1,018 and $4,060. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL.
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Aurora, IL is between $1,685 and $4,949. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Aurora, IL.
In Aurora, 35% of the residents are renting compared to 65% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 8% of Aurora’s rentals, 64% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 28% are single-family rentals.
The average age of rental buildings in Aurora is 33 years old, with 32% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 4 stories, of which 79% are garden-style apartment communities, 20% are mid-sized buildings, and 2% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.
Rental apartments in Aurora come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 46% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 48% of all rentals in Aurora. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.
Located only 40 miles west of Chicago, the city of Aurora, Illinois is a suburb of the Windy City and within its Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area—one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies, considered one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Its central location means that both the east and west coasts are equally accessible from Chicago’s O’Hare airport, with flights to San Francisco only three-and-a-half hours and to New York just over two hours. Aurora’s weather is typical of the Midwest, where summer months tend to be somewhat hot and humid and winters cold and snowy. Average July temperatures are around 85°F and January temperatures hover around 30°F. It also has the distinction of being rated by career resources website Zippia as the fifth best place in the U.S. to retire.
Anyone seeking out apartments or homes for rent in Aurora can take comfort in knowing that renters are protected under the City of Aurora Building Regulations, which was amended in 2008 and covers landlord-tenant leases, enacted to “protect, preserve, and promote the health, safety, welfare, peace, and quiet of the citizens of the City of Aurora.”
Though the city has only an average walkability score, for those looking to live where most everything is within walking distance, there are communities such as the McCarty Burlington neighborhood, located just east of downtown Aurora in the city’s historic area along the Fox River, where the walkability score is quite high. Also, if you love the outdoors, Aurora is situated in the middle of the Fox River Valley where opportunities to engage with nature abound.
Aurora, IL has a population of 199,326 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 100,335 of Aurora’s residents are women and 98,991 are men. The median age of those who live in Aurora, IL is 34.4.
One of the best things about living in Aurora is that the cost of living is considerably less than Chicago, but given its proximity, residents get to enjoy all the culture and amenities of its larger neighbor. There are so many great aspects to living in Aurora that it’s hard to identify any negatives, though if there is one it’s the weather which can be a bit uncomfortable in the peak of summer and difficult to travel at the height of winter—typical of midwest weather.
According to U.S. Census data, there are 65,128 households in Aurora, IL. 47,579 are family households and 17,549 are non-family households. There are 28,400 households with children in Aurora and 36,728 households without children. On average, about 3.03 people live in a household in Aurora, IL.
There are more than plenty of things to do in Aurora. One of the premier attractions is the Paramount Theater, a century-old, fully restored art deco arts and entertainment center. For those who enjoy fun outdoors, there’s Splash Country, one of the largest water parks in the state, and the Fox River Trail, offering 43 miles of incredible cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing trails along the beautiful Fox River. Speaking of outdoors, Phillips Park is a favorite of residents and visitors alike and includes a golf course, a zoo, and a water park. There’s no shortage of shopping opportunities either, with the Chicago Premium Outlet Mall featuring over 140 stores. For those visiting the “City of Lights,” as it’s known, there are ample hotels in Aurora, from the affordable Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn to the luxurious Herrington Inn and Spa—a boutique riverfront hotel only a 10-minute walk from downtown Aurora and all of its restaurants and shops, and a short hop to the Cinemark Tinseltown North Aurora theater with multiple screens and stadium seating.
There is certainly no shortage of jobs in Aurora, with a 2015 unemployment rate of 5.1% and the area rate right around 5.5%, due in no small part to the fact that Aurora is right at the border of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor and the fact that Aurora has a long tradition in the manufacturing industry. Though there are many prominent manufacturers in the city, such as Caterpillar which employs over 3,000 people, the major employers today are in education and public service. The three school districts employ nearly 6,000 people, and the Waubonsee Community College and the City of Aurora employ 1,300 each.
Aurora has its share of highly rated public schools such as the Nancy Young and Gwendolyn Brooks elementary schools—both rated a perfect 10 by Great! Schools. Metea Valley and Waubonsie Valley High Schools were also similarly rated. The city itself is served by three school districts, including Aurora Public Schools West Side, Aurora Public Schools East Side, and the Indian Prairie School District, giving the city an ample selection of quality public schools for its residents.
The level of education of the population of Aurora, IL is as follows: 11% have no high school education, 32% completed some high school, 21% partially completed college, 6% have an Associate Degree, 19% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.
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