City of Aurora

Making up half of Denver’s population, suburban Aurora is, in size, practically its own city. The city was founded in the 1880s and has a vibrant history. In 1965, Aurora had the first woman mayor of a U.S. city with a population over 60,000, Mayor Norma Walker. The town continues in its tradition of diversity and unique stories.

Aurora is filled with culture, home to people from many backgrounds and countries living in its many subdivisions.

With over 100 parks and nearly 6,000 acres of natural and open spaces, Aurora is a perfect representation of why Denver is so great. Multiple farms, ranches, golf areas, and museums keep Aurora always vibrant and an ever exciting place to live.

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Map of Aurora

Parks:

City Park | Del Mar | Utah | Havana Heights Park | City Center Park | Fairplay Park

Area Information:

To Downtown…………………. 30 min

To DIA……………………………25 min

To DTC……………………………20 min

County……………………………Adams/Arapahoe

Size……………………………….154.3 square miles

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The Platt Park Neighborhood

The Platt Park Neighborhood is almost an extension of Washington Park. It lies just south of Washington Park on the other side of I-25 and to the west of the DU area. In the last few years, Platt Park has become well known for its pleasant shopping atmosphere & fine restaurants on Old South Pearl Street. The neighborhood is rich with sprawling mature trees, bungalows, Victorians, and pop tops. In recent years we have seen some scraper homes being replaced with new construction homes & duplexes. The Old South Pearl Street Business District in the heart of Platt Park, brightly lit at night by black street lamps reminiscent of old-fashioned gas lamps, is the drawing card of the neighborhood. All establishments are busy all week and jammed on Friday and Saturday nights. Interstate-25 is just a stone’s throw away from Old South Pearl Street and residents can hop on the Light Rail at the Louisiana- Park Light Rail Station.

On sunny spring and summer mornings, residents stroll the street with family and friends and meet new ones while shopping the famous Farmers Market. Decker Library, a branch of the Denver Public Library, is just a few blocks away, snug up against James H. Platt Park. And if you’ve got some little ones ready for or already in elementary school, you can enroll them in the McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School, near Florida and Arizona streets, whose motto is “Soaring Into Literacy.” Platt Park is popular because of it’s beautiful homes, old and new, and its close community feel.

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Map of Platt Park

 

Parks

Platt Park

Washington Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 17 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 13 min

To I-25………….………… 3 min

Grocery Store………. Whole Foods

 

Walk Score: 80   Bike Score: 84

City of Arvada

A little bit of everything, Arvada is close to downtown and near mountain towns. It is a city that values community and has a strong neighborhood feel, while also receiving state and national awards for its business retention program.

Residents have easy access to the joys of Colorado living, with over 125 miles of trails. Hiking, biking, running and horseback riding are popular uses of the trails. With over 3,400 acres of open space, Arvada is a city dedicated to the wellness of its community. There is park within a 10 minute walk of every residence in the community .

Olde Town Arvada is full of excellent shopping and dining, with the promise of entertainment and fun. It is a popular space to hangout for residents of the city, and has only grown in popularity over the years, with festival, concerts and more keeping it exciting and ever-changing.

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Olde Town Arvada
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Map of Arvada

Parks:

Majestic View Nature Center and Park

Lake Arbor Community Park

Johnny Roberts Memorial Park

Peter Pan Park

Area Information:

To Downtown………………………25 minutes

To DIA………………………………..40 minutes

To DTC………………………………..35 minutes

County………………………………..Jefferson/Adams

Size…………………………………….35.8 square miles

Main Attractions:

Arvada Center | Historic Olde Town Arvada | Arvada Historical Society | Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge | Cussler Museum