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Moving to Aurora, CO? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Aurora, Colorado is the third largest city in the state, following the capital city of Denver and nearby Colorado Springs (first and second respectively). What makes this popular city such an ideal place to live? The family-oriented individuals may look for great neighborhoods and schools, while a bustling art scene and numerous outdoor adventures attract the social and active crowds. Before you make your move to the “Gateway to the Rockies”, here are a few highlights of the area.



Denver may just be minutes away, but those few miles are enough to make the real estate market in Aurora slightly more affordable. Being such a large city – it has 83 constituent neighborhoods scattered throughout – you have many options when deciding upon your new home. Would you prefer to be closer to your place of employment, a specific school district, or within walking distance of restaurants and bars? Whether you’re interested in a condo or a million-dollar home, there is a place for you.


STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage in Aurora is close to the neighborhoods of Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights, Chambers Heights, Sable Altura Chambers, Norfolk Glen, Laredo Highline, Delmar Parkway, North Aurora, Lynn Knoll, Highland Park, and City Center North. However, our proximity to I-225 and Alameda Avenue (Exit 8), makes us a convenient option for storage in Aurora, CO for all neighborhoods.



You want the best for your children, so education can often be a deciding factor of where to live. Colorado allows the opportunity for your child to attend a school other than the one assigned, either in the district of residence or outside the district, as long as the preferred school has space. Aurora offers many public, private and charter options for Pre-K, elementary, middle and high school. Learn more about your options by visiting the School Choice for Kids website.


There are also a few selections for post-secondary education in Aurora. Students can start at a two-year college, such as Community College of Aurora, and effortless transfer into any Colorado college or university to complete their bachelor’s degree.


The Aurora, Co colleges and universities include:


If you find yourself in a dorm or apartment without enough space for your belongings or need a place to store your items during school breaks, head to our STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage facility in Aurora. We are conveniently located on South Potomac Street near Exit 8 on I-225, minutes away from most schools in the area.



With the city’s picturesque views, you can imagine there are a multitude of outdoor areas in Aurora to enjoy. The city has 97 developed parks and 5,000 acres open space for residents and visitors to walk, hike, bike or fish. Swim or relax on the shores of Aurora Reservoir or have a picnic in one of the various regional parks.


If you’re an avid golfer, play on one of the five municipal courses around the city – Aurora Hills, Meadow Hills, Murphy Creek, Saddle Rock, and Springhill. There are a few local country clubs that also have courses available for their members and guests.


For a list of all of Aurora’s parks, open space areas, reservoirs and golf courses, visit the City of Aurora Colorado website.



Soak in all the artistic offerings Aurora has to offer. You can enjoy musicals, dramas, and comedies throughout the year at the Aurora Fox Arts Center. Visit the Aurora History Museum to view exhibits of the city’s past and present and drop by often as they host traveling exhibits that change frequently.


The City of Aurora Art in Public Places is a program meant to enrich the neighborhoods around the city with sustainable art. You can appreciate sculptures, murals and architecturally integrated art in many public places throughout the city’s nine designated districts.


When moving to Aurora, you have many things to decide including which neighborhood to reside, which school to send your children to and what activities you’d like to be close to. One decision that isn’t so hard is where to store your prized possessions. STOR-N-LOCK Self Storage in Aurora offers the state-of-the-art features you look for when renting storage units. From on-site managers to individually alarmed units, we can help keep your belongings in good hands. Contact our knowledgeable staff today!

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