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Senior Living Apartments in Aurora, CO

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Welcoming — that’s one of the best words you could use to describe Aurora, Colorado. Part of this is due to its citizens, but even more so to the natural amenities the area provides. For one, there are thousands of acres of open space. Aurora is also home to dozens of parks, miles of multi-use trails, a vibrant cultural scene, and amazing weather.

Naturally, these characteristics are of interest to those looking to lead an active retirement. Plus, senior apartment communities in Aurora offer a host of conveniences in a more senior-friendly environment. Everything from fitness centers and swimming pools to on-site pubs and even golf courses can be found in many of the senior apartments in the area.

A Place for Mom has put together this guide about the senior apartment communities within a 10-mile radius of Aurora’s city center. Below, you’ll find listings for senior apartments ranked by a variety of categories. You’ll also find details on payment options, local and state laws and regulations affecting senior apartments, transportation, health care, and the city and surrounding area of this large Denver suburb.

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We would 1000% recommend Pinewood Lodge to other families based on the experience we have had so far, it is a great place. My dad is very happy there. We love pinewood and we are so glad you helped us find...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Pinewood Lodge offers the ambiance and comfort of a luxury mountain resort style community with convenience of an urban lifestyle – and all for people 62 years of age or older (income limits apply). The development features generously sized one and two bedroom apartments filled with amenities and...
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Manager Concierge & Maintenance are great they advertise bimonthly maid service which I've yet to see so don't expect it ever My apt is what they call an ADA apt so it (840 ft) is a little larger than their...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Luxurious apartment living for those 55 and better. Whether you're still in the workforce or you've retired, enjoy a home without headaches. Let us introduce you to a new level of luxury senior living at Bella Vita. Convenience is Included at Bella Vita Simple is beautiful. Every day living is...
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I LOVE it here!! Just moved into my Villa last Monday, but stayed in a patio home while my place was completed for 2 months. I love how the community, staff and residents all support each other. Management...
Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Discover maintenance free living at V-Esprit active adult community. Located in the Centennial, Parker and South East Aurora area (close to Cherry Creek State Park), V-Esprit offers apartments and patio homes for lease on a beautiful 14-acre campus with walking paths with amazing mountain...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Shalom Cares is a senior housing community located in Aurora, Colorado, in the heart of Arapaho County. Our community offers a beautifully landscaped campus and a peaceful, serene setting. Perfectly situated in the Denver Metro area, Shalom Cares is easily accessible for visiting friends and...
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They are extremely friendly and have so many things and groups to do. All you have to pay is rent. All utilities included including TV/cable and internet. Having a garden to grow your vegetables is...
Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
we’ve created a new kind of 62+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rent includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub, community garden, dog park, workout facilities,...
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Provides: Independent Living, Senior Apartments
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Clyburn at Stapleton Clyburn at Stapleton is a senior housing community located in spectacular Denver, CO. In Denver, we wake up to breath-taking Rocky Mountain views every morning. Better yet, this mountain hideaway gets 300 days of sunshine. Colorado's state capital also boasts a thriving arts...
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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How we rank order the Aurora community options above

We developed a proprietary recommendation system that orders Aurora community options based on factors we know are important to seniors and their families:

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Costs of senior apartments in the Aurora area

The cost of a senior apartment community in the Aurora area ranges from $1,490 to $2,326 per month, according to A Place for Mom.[01] This figure includes rent, associated fees, and service fee add-ons at our partner communities.

The following figures represent the average baseline costs for the immediate area and do not include additional fees for ancillary services.

Average monthly cost of Senior Apartments in Aurora, CO vs. nearby cities

Aurora, CO
$1,335/mo
$1,755/mo

Average monthly cost of Senior Apartments in Aurora, CO vs. the state and national average

Aurora, CO
$1,335/mo
U.S. national average
$1,307/mo

Average monthly cost of Senior Apartments in Aurora vs. other types of senior living

$5,134/mo
Senior Apartments
$1,335/mo

Median monthly costs of Senior Apartments in Aurora, CO by room type

1 Bedroom
$2,500/mo
2 Bedroom
$3,000/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,900/mo

What families are saying about senior apartments in Aurora

Recent reviews for senior apartments in Aurora

Westhaven Apartment Homes in Lakewood, CO

4.0
I have moved in to Westhaven Apartment Homes, and I really like it so far. I like that I can still maintain an independent lifestyle here, but that it is also a very active and social retirement facility. The staff is great, and they have a lot of activities like Bingo, movies, crafts, story ...
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Concordia on the Lake in Littleton, CO

4.4
I have had an excellent experience here at Concordia on the Lake so far. They have amazing activities for residents to participate in. It is a high quality facility and the staff have been very friendly.

Pinewood Lodge in Aurora, CO

5.0
Everyone at the Pinewood Lodge community is so nice, and it seems like a happy place. It is a very clean and seems that residents as well as visitors are very respectful and care for the facility

How people pay for senior apartments in Aurora

Most senior apartment communities are similar to other forms of general housing, so it isn’t uncommon for seniors to use private resources to cover the monthly costs. That said, financial assistance may be available. It all depends on your individual circumstances.

To get an idea of the options, you’ll find details on a range of payment methods below, including private resources, public assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, and VA benefits.

Private pay methods

To cover the monthly costs associated with a senior apartment in the Aurora area, most seniors will use a combination of personal resources. For some, that might mean dipping into a pension or savings. Others may rely on Social Security benefits, retirement accounts, income generated by investments, or any one of the following:

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Number of veterans who live in Aurora

About 43% of Aurora veterans are 65 and older{{citation:3}

A range of benefits are available for eligible veterans living in the Aurora area, a number of which may help offset the costs associated with a senior apartment. The most common would be the VA Pension. These funds can be used for any expense that improves a veteran’s quality of life, including housing.

If you require assistance in activities of daily life (i.e., bathing, grooming, eating), you may want to look into the VA Aid & Attendance (A&A) benefit for wartime veterans. This benefit is paid in addition to the VA Pension and can also be used to cover the costs of any care-related services (or otherwise) you might need while living in a senior apartment.

Veterans with service-connected disabilities or conditions made worse from military service may also be eligible for VA Disability Compensation, which can be used to offset the costs of housing, care, and any other services they need. Other disability benefits, such as an adapted housing grant, could also be available to veterans with service-related disabilities.

The enrollment process for any one of these benefits can be complicated, and many veterans require some assistance. Veterans services officers can answer your questions, help in identifying the benefits available to you, explain eligibility requirements, and even assist in the application process itself.

If interested in working with these representatives, consider contacting the local veterans services organizations (VSOs) like the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, or Disabled American Veterans. The Arapaho County Veterans Service Office, Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can offer further assistance.

Resources for Aurora veterans

Government offices

Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs — Lakewood Office

155 Van Gordon St., Suite 201

Lakewood, CO 80228

Phone: 303-914-5832

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA benefits hotline

Phone: 800-827-1000

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

VSOs and veteran resources

Arapahoe County Veteran Services Office

15400 E. 14th Plaza

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: 303-738-8045

Email: VeteranServices@arapahoegov.com

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Lisa Rogers, veterans services officer

Contact: Josh Medina, veterans services officer

American Legion Post 1992

16070 E. Dartmouth Ave.

Aurora, CO 80013

Phone: 303-680-6424

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans — Aurora Office

14401 E. Exposition Ave.

Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 720-261-5859

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3631

18545 E. Colfax Ave.

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: 303-344-2463

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday through Saturday, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Medicaid

Health First Colorado, Colorado’s Medicaid program, doesn’t cover the cost of rent for a senior apartment but can be of some assistance should you require medically necessary health care. In-home assistance would come by way of a home and community based services (HCBS) waiver, most likely an Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD) waiver. An EBD waiver helps cover the cost of support services for a functional impairment that may make it difficult to take part in activities of daily life. These services include home modifications, nonmedical transportation, respite care, and more.

If you’ve yet to apply for Health First Colorado, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, the agency that administers the program, has set up a number of options:

  • Apply online.
  • Download the application and mail it to the Arapahoe Department of Human Services.
  • Apply in person at the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services.
  • Apply by phone to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing at 800-221-3943, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, help is available. The local Area Agency on Aging, located in Denver, provides support when navigating the Medicaid benefits system. Additionally, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has trained volunteers who can help answer questions and concerns.

Aurora resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid assistance

Arapahoe County Department of Human Services

149 E. Alameda Drive

Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 303-636-1130

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

1570 Grant St.

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-2993

Area Agency on Aging

1001 17th St., Suite 700

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-480-6700

Colorado Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

1575 Sherman St.

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-862-3524

Email: cdhs_ltcombudsman@state.co.us

Medicare

Like Medicaid, Medicare can help cover medically necessary health care services (i.e., short-term in-home care, inpatient hospital stays, certain physicians’ services, etc.), not the costs associated with a senior apartment. However, it’s still an important benefit, especially when you consider many of the Medicare programs available to Coloradians.

If you have questions about Medicare or program eligibility or need assistance in the application process, the Denver Regional Area Agency on Aging and Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program can offer the help you need. An ombudsman is a trained volunteer who can help answer your questions and address any concerns related to Medicare and the application process. You can find the Medicare application form online or through the local Social Security Administration Office.

Aurora resident Medicare resources

Government offices

Aurora Social Security Administration Office

14280 E. Jewell Ave., Suite 250

Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 800-772-1213

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program

1560 Broadway, Suite 850

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 888-696-7213

Medicare assistance and additional information

Area Agency on Aging

1001 17th St., Suite 700

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-455-1000

Contact: Shannon Gimbel, Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Phone: 303-480-6734

Email: sgimbel@drcog.org

Aurora PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

3551 N. Chambers Road

Aurora, CO 80011

Phone: 720-664-5455

Colorado State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

1575 Sherman St.

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-862-3524

Email: cdhs_ltcombudsman@state.co.us

Public assistance

Low-income seniors looking to move to a senior apartment in the Aurora area have a few options available to help subsidize their housing. Subsidies will generally come in one of two forms: Social Security benefits or housing assistance programs.

Social Security benefits

For the most part, Social Security in retirement (SSR) will be the primary source to offset the cost of a senior apartment, as well as other costs of living. It’s made available to individuals who are 62 and older and have paid Social Security taxes for at least 10 years. Surviving spouses of workers who’ve paid Social Security taxes will likely turn to Social Security survivors pensions.

Individuals with disabilities who’ve paid Social Security benefits for 10 years or more can use Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), while individuals with disabilities who have no work credits will want to look into Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Housing assistance programs

As far as housing assistance goes, Aurora seniors have one main option: the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. While established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, it’s administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora. As one might expect, eligibility requirements do apply. More importantly, vouchers are issued directly to the senior apartment community, so the landlord or property owner must agree to this means of payment.

Aurora resident public assistance resources

Low-income housing resource offices

Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

2280 S. Xanadu Way

Aurora, CO 880014

Phone: 720-251-2100

Email: info@aurorahousing.org

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Social Security Administration Office

14280 E. Jewell Ave., Suite 250

Aurora, CO 80012

Phone: 800-772-1213

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Understand Colorado laws and regulations for senior apartment communities

Senior apartments are much like any other form of general housing, so the laws and regulations follow those of any other residential community. The Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) both apply. Generally, that means neither property owners nor landlords can discriminate against you or offer less favorable terms and conditions because of a disability, family status, national origin, gender identity, age, race, sexual orientation, or religion.

In addition, Colorado law has set certain standards for the property and practices of residential communities. For example, property owners and landlords cannot raise your rent more than once a year — nor can they unfairly withhold security deposits. They must also keep buildings up to code, keep utilities connected, maintain proper heating, ventilation, and lighting, and even cap late fees for outstanding rent balances.

Reasonable accommodations must also be made for seniors who have a disability. This might mean that the property would need to provide a ramp into the building if one doesn’t already exist, widen doorways to accommodate wheelchairs, or allow a service animal to live within the residence. Additional information on renter’s rights can be found on the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora’s website.

Licensing and inspections

Though Denver has launched a residential rental licensing program, Aurora has yet to follow suit. That means owners and operators of senior apartments don’t require licenses to provide rental housing to seniors. However, multifamily communities are subject to regular inspections by Aurora Housing and Community Services to ensure basic life, health, and safety requirements are being met and that everything is up to code. If an infraction is found, a re-inspection will be performed within 30 days to give the property owner time to resolve the issue.

Should you desire to look over inspection reports for senior apartments, you can request public records on the City of Aurora’s website.

COVID-19 regulations for Aurora senior apartment communities

Aurora has no specific COVID-19 regulations for senior apartments, but some communities may have their own guidelines. Contact the landlord or property manager if you’re interested in learning more about community-specific guidelines. Otherwise, Arapahoe County recommends some best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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Vaccinations. Encouraged but not required.

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Masking. Encouraged but not required in public spaces.

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Facility cleanliness. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and common-use items is recommended.

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Social distancing. Encouraged to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

What to expect from senior apartments in Aurora

Senior apartments in Aurora, Colorado, offer the perfect place to retire and generally have a minimum age limit of 55 to 62 years old. In this section, we’ll explore the unique features of senior apartments in the Aurora area and what amenities to expect.

Recreation is not a problem

As the Gateway to the Rockies, Aurora is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and plenty of opportunities for seniors to explore the city’s natural splendor. Active seniors can hike, bike, boat, fish, and windsurf — all popular activities in the area. Aurora’s Cultural Arts District is also a stone’s throw away from most communities, offering theaters, art centers, and museums.

Many of the senior apartment communities in the Aurora area have made recreation a priority. Golfers will be happy to learn that they can find communities that have golf courses or putting greens right there on the property. Bocce ball courts can be found on others. Sun lovers, on the other hand, can while away the day next to the community swimming pools that many senior apartments in the area provide — that, or in jacuzzis with a drink or two. Of course, active seniors are likely looking for opportunities to stay fit. As such, a number of the senior apartments in Aurora come with fitness centers. You’ll also find communities with theater rooms, game rooms, and arts and crafts centers.[01]

Relaxation isn’t in short supply

Opportunities to relax and enjoy conveniences abound in senior apartment communities in Aurora, with a range of indoor and outdoor common areas. Grab a quick lunch or meet up for a happy hour at on-site cafes or pubs that many of the senior apartments offer. Other communities encourage residents to curl up with a good book and cup of coffee at central fireplaces and cozy lounges, where you can also catch up on your favorite TV show. Or, take a little off the top at a senior apartment with an on-site barber shop. There are even apartments with libraries, butterfly gardens, hummingbird gardens, and indoor atriums.[01]

Surrounding many communities, there is no shortage of scenic trails and dog parks to enjoy Aurora’s natural beauty. Central Park is also adjacent to a number of senior apartment complexes and features a lake, fountains, and an amphitheater.

A place to call home

Obviously, you’re not going to spend all your time in the common areas. You want a place to call home, and that’s what Aurora’s senior apartments offer. Full kitchens, bathrooms, and plenty of living space come standard, of course. But you’ll also find a number of apartments that are dog- and cat-friendly, as well as include in-unit fireplaces, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi/high-speed internet. Plus, many of the communities in the area make it possible to age in place, with wheelchair-accessible showers, ground floor units, and more.[01]

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44,800

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Aurora

16%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Aurora population
$54,956

Median annual income for Aurora seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Aurora

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The Medical Center of Aurora

Part of HealthONE, one of the largest health care systems in the country, The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) is an acute care hospital, ranked as high performing in the areas of heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, and chronic obtrusive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is an academic hospital offering primary and specialty care services. It’s ranked nationally in the areas of diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose, and throat, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and rheumatology. The medical center also earned America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award in 2021 and the Critical Care Excellence Award in 2021, 2022, and 2023 — among other honors.

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Transportation for seniors in Aurora

Like many cities around the country, Aurora is car-dependent — unless you live in the neighborhoods of Northwest Aurora, Del Mar Parkway, or Dayton Triangle. Compared to the city itself, which has a walk score of 43 out of 100, these areas are fairly walkable.[06] Walk scores range anywhere from 53 to 74, which means you may be able to do some errands on foot or by bike in these areas. However, Aurora by and large is considered bikeable, with some infrastructure for active seniors looking to get around on two wheels.[06]

Those looking to leave the driving to others can rest assured that public transit is an option. Though the city’s transit score is relatively low (35 out of 100), the Regional Transportation District (RTD) does run one light-rail line and a number of bus routes within the Aurora area. It also offers discounted fares to anyone 65 and older. All you need is a Senior Special Discount Card, and you’ll enjoy a 50% discount on both bus and train services.

Seniors who have mobility issues may want to look into Access-a-Ride, which is a paratransit ride service operated by RTD. Otherwise, the Seniors Resource Center has made available a no-cost ride service for seniors 60 years and older to run errands within a 10-mile radius of Aurora. Trips are available between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., and you must call at least one day in advance to schedule a ride.

Other private nonemergency transportation services that you can take advantage of to get to medical appointments include PrimeCare Transport Services and A1 Medical Transport, both of which offer ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher assistance.

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Senior activities in Aurora

With a population of almost 400,000 people, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that there’s no shortage of things to do and see in and around the Aurora area. Outdoor recreation, cultural events, a diverse restaurant scene, and more than a few unique attractions — there’s pretty much something for everyone in the Gateway to the Rockies.

Active seniors will find more than 100 miles of trails — some for biking, some for hiking, and some for just taking a stroll. Cherry Creek State Park, in particular, is certain not to disappoint, with miles of hiking trails, biking trails, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, fishing, boating, and more. Plus, the park is home to a prairie and wetland that attracts various species of birds, so birders may enjoy a trip to Cherry Creek, as well. There’s also the Aurora Reservoir and Quincy Reservoir for biking, fishing, sailing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

Seniors interested in a little history may want to check out the Plains Conservation Center, which offers visitors the chance to experience life on the prairie in the 1800s. You’ll find replicas of a homestead village and tipi camp, as well as an education center, guided tours, hiking trails, and some breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. Plus, it’s free to visit. There’s also an array of other historical attractions in the area, including Coal Creek Schoolhouse, Centennial House, John Gully Homestead House, and the DeLaney Round Barn. These attractions are a small part of the Aurora History Museum and its many other exhibits.

For those interested in the arts, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, especially when it comes to the visual arts. First and foremost, Aurora is home to Art in Public Places, where you’ll find more than 300 pieces of art from local and national artists all around the city. Visit Gateway Park District, Havana District, Murphy Creek District, and Smoky Hill Cornerstar to get a taste of some of the exhibits. If you’d rather go to an art show, then make sure to visit The People’s Building, which has regular gallery exhibits, or the Aurora Cultural Arts District, which has a mix of art exhibits, live performances, and shopping. For a night of entertainment, be sure to check out the Aurora Fox Arts Center for dance, drama, and musical performances.

Whatever you’re craving, from breakfast to dinner, you’re sure to find it in Aurora. Among Aurora’s hundreds of restaurants, 250 are locally-operated ethnic eateries serving dishes you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the state. From brunch hotspots to contemporary and fine dining, the many restaurants in Aurora are sure to please your taste buds.

And let’s not forget the senior centers in the area. The Aurora Center for Active Adults is certainly a point of interest, where adults 50 and older can take part in fitness classes, seminars, crafts, bingo, day trips, line dancing, and even tax assistance. The place also provides the opportunity to simply socialize with other seniors in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pinewood Lodge, Bella Vita and V-Esprit are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Aurora, CO. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Aurora is $1,351 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  4. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Medical Center of Aurora.

  5. U.S. News & World Report. (2023). UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

  6. Walk Score. (2023). Living in Aurora.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran Status (S2101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Age and Sex (S0101) [Data set]. American Community Survey.

4.

U.S. News & World Report. (2023). Medical Center of Aurora.

5.

U.S. News & World Report. (2023). UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

6.

Walk Score. (2023). Living in Aurora.