Find your new lease to own home in Aurora
Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois, with a population of 171,782 (2008 est.) and part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The city refers to itself as "The City of Lights" because it was one of the first cities in the United States to implement an all-electric street lighting system in 1881. Aurora officially adopted the nickname in 1908.
Downtown Aurora is home to the Paramount Theatre, a large live performance theater on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Hollywood Casino. There is also the Leland Tower, a former hotel which was the tallest building in Illinois outside the Chicago city limits and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Also located downtown is the main building of Aurora Public Library and a branch campus of Waubonsee Community College. Downtown Alive, a festival that includes live music and a variety of food booths, is held on three weekends (Friday and Saturday night) in the summer; Blues on the Fox (featuring national blues artists) is held on the Friday and Saturday of Father's Day weekend. Roughly 8,000–13,000 people attend. The quarterly AuroraArtWalk is hosted by the Cultural Creatives—a grassroots team of local artist, property owners, patrons and the City of Aurora. The Riverfront Playhouse is a not-for-profit theater that has held a storefront location in downtown Aurora since 1978.
Who are your neighbors?
As of the last census, there were 46,489 house holds out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female house holder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 20.6% of all house holds were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average house hold size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.55.
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