Downtown Aurora

Downtown Aurora is the heart of the city. Located along Colfax Avenue, Downtown Aurora mixes historic charm with modern city living. Catch a show at the ornate Aurora Fox Arts Center, learn about local heritage at the Aurora History Museum, or grab a bite at one of the area’s international restaurants. Downtown is also home to the Aurora Municipal Center, City Hall, and Aurora’s main public library. On the first Friday of each month, Downtown Aurora hosts a lively First Friday festival. Galleries and shops stay open late, while food trucks, live music, and family-friendly activities take over the streets. First Friday is the perfect time to explore Downtown’s shopping, dining, and entertainment.


Just northeast of Downtown sits the master-planned community of Lowry. Developed on the site of the former Lowry Air Force Base, this neighborhood combines residential living with major retail centers. Lowry Town Center offers shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. Major stores like REI, Best Buy, and Barnes & Noble draw visitors from across the region. The restaurants and pubs offer the perfect spot for a bite to eat after shopping. And the neighborhood’s wide, walkable sidewalks make it easy to access it all. The residential areas surrounding Lowry Town Center feature a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and low-rise apartment buildings. Mature trees line the quiet streets, while playgrounds and pocket parks provide plenty of outdoor spaces. Lowry offers convenient urban living without sacrificing the feel of a classic neighborhood.

Central Park

Tucked between Tollgate Creek and the Aurora Hills Golf Course sits the cozy community of Central Park. Established in 1955, Central Park offers the benefits of mid-century suburban living with Aurora’s urban conveniences just minutes away. Tree-lined streets with vintage homes give Central Park its retro charm. Aurora’s historic Del Mar Park provides green space for the community, complete with picnic shelters, tennis courts, ball fields, and an outdoor pool. And the neighborhood’s central location allows for easy access to both Downtown Aurora and Denver. Central Park is the ideal spot for those who want a quiet neighborhood feel without sacrificing proximity to Aurora’s hot spots. The safe streets and family-friendly amenities make it especially popular with young families.

Heather Gardens

On Aurora’s western edge, bordering Denver, sits the private community of Heather Gardens. This 200-acre neighborhood provides amenities galore for adults 55 and older. From social activities to healthcare services, Heather Gardens allows residents to age actively within a friendly community. In addition to access to two clubhouses, a pool, and fitness center, residents enjoy regular social events like potlucks, happy hours, game nights, and holiday parties. The Sportsman’s Cafe provides on-site dining, while the putting greens and bocce ball allow for casual recreation. And with two levels of assisted living available, residents can transition gracefully as their needs change. Heather Gardens proves that the good life doesn’t end at 55. This premier active adult community combines convenience, camaraderie, and top-notch services.

The Dam East Area

Nestled next to Cherry Creek State Park, the Dam East area provides pleasant suburban living away from the city bustle. Residents enjoy proximity to both a major green space and Aurora’s shopping, dining, and entertainment. The neighborhood’s location allows easy access to the amenities of Cherry Creek State Park, including hiking and biking trails, boating and fishing on the reservoir, picnicking, and seasonal events. Inside the neighborhood, the tree-lined streets and modest homes cultivate a peaceful community environment. Dam East offers outdoor recreation coupled with convenience. It’s the perfect spot for those who want to unwind in nature but stay connected to city life.

Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, located between Iliff Avenue and Gun Club Road, combines Aurora’s old and new. Historic neighborhoods share space with new residential and commercial developments. The result is a diverse community embracing Aurora’s past, present, and future. Mission Viejo is home to both established neighborhoods and new master-planned communities like Saddle Rock and Bridges at Mission Viejo. These mixed-use developments integrate residential, retail, dining, and recreation. Community parks and trails allow for outdoor activities, while Aurora’s major shopping centers are minutes away. With continual growth and reinvestment, Mission Viejo represents the opportunities of east Aurora. It’s the perfect neighborhood for those seeking variety and community.

North Aurora

Serving as Aurora’s northern gateway, North Aurora provides a small-town feel within the larger metro. Historic downtown North Aurora, centered on Galena Boulevard, looks much as it did a century ago. The original brick buildings house local shops and eateries, while community events like parades and concerts take place around the charming Village Hall. Beyond downtown, North Aurora offers diverse residential options, from rural properties to master-planned developments. Easy access to bike paths, golf courses, parks, and nature areas make North Aurora a recreational paradise. North Aurora appeals to those seeking a friendly community with easy access to city and nature alike. Its quaint neighborhood feel makes you forget you’re just minutes from cosmopolitan Aurora.

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No matter which Aurora neighborhood speaks to you, let Aurora Party Bus Company provide easy transportation for your group. We offer a range of bus sizes, from 18-passenger minibuses to 56-passenger motorcoaches. Our team will match you with the perfect bus for your needs and customize your rental with amenities like WiFi, DVD players, and more. Leave the driving to us while you experience Aurora. Call us at 303-214-4282 to get a free quote for your next group trip!