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Situated among the rolling hills and woodlots of the Oak Ridges Moraine 40 km north of Toronto, Aurora is a highly affluent and aesthetic little town largely considered one of the Golden Horseshoe's premier residential destinations.

Considering Aurora's residents boast one of Canada's highest average income levels, it should come as no surprise that real estate in Aurora is among Ontario's most extravagant and luxurious. If you’re in the market for a sprawling, modern home in a safe, conveniently located neighbourhood, it’s tough to go wrong with Aurora. The city also includes a limited number of (highly coveted) smaller, starter-style homes that recently sprouted up in the northeastern quadrant.

Aurora’s close proximity to the big city makes it a perfect bedroom community for many residents who commute to Toronto or Mississauga, but the city also boasts a thriving economy of its own. More than 100 major businesses base their headquarters or main Canadian offices in Aurora, with companies like Magna International, State Farm, and Reebok having particularly strong presences.

Numerous quality schools from pre-kindergarten through high school are located in Aurora, making it a popular stomping grounds for married couples and families with children. Most notably, the city is home to the historic and prestigious St. Andrew’s College, a highly-regarded university prep school that plays host to students from more than 25 countries. The presence of St. Andrew’s adds a multi-color splash of ethnic diversity to Aurora.

Perhaps surprisingly for a community where virtually every household owns numerous vehicles, Aurora offers its residents an array of public transit options. Both the VIVA and York Region Transit buses provide local service, while the city’s GO Station is served by 5 trains that provide easy access to Toronto and the rest of the GTA.

Houses in Aurora are spread among 9 neighbourhoods, each of which includes beautiful, grandiose estates as far as the can see. No matter which you choose to call your home, you’re guaranteed to live in a quiet, family-friendly neighbourhood where property values are high and crime rates are low.

Aurora Village, the city’s first residential development, features resplendent, historic homes in its core and multi-million-dollar, newly-constructed real estate on the south and west sides. Other areas with new, detached single-family homes include Bayview Southeast (which includes elegant Chateau-style homes on spacious lots) and Bayview Northeast (featuring large estates and smaller townhomes alike). Other neighbourhoods to start your search for a townhouse in Aurora include Aurora Grove and Bayview Wellington. Extremely affluent subdivisions consisting largely of grand estates on spacious lots include Aurora Estates and Hills of St. Andrews.

When the ongoing Aurora Promenade project is complete, meanwhile, an additional 3,000 residents will be able to live along the Yonge/Wellington corridor near the reinvigorated downtown core. If you’re interested in a hip, ultramodern home at the heart of where the action is, look no further than the Promenade.

Additional areas that include detached dwellings in a (relatively) wide price range include Aurora Heights and Aurora Highlands.

Living in Aurora essentially means you live in Toronto, since you’re never more than a half hour away from a lifetime’s worth of galleries, theatres, shopping hotspots, sporting events, zoos, landmarks, museums, and beaches.

Still, Aurora's residents aren’t completely dependent on “Hollywood North” for fun and games. The city is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise that includes more than 700 acres of parkland and 25 km of scenic hiking, biking, and skiing trails. Other health-and-fitness-minded amenities include 3 ice arenas (go Leafs!), 9 tennis courts, 20-plus baseball diamonds, and multiple championship golf courses.

Aurora also lays claim to its fair share of cultural attractions, including the Hillary House heritage site and Theatre Aurora, where the community’s own troupe of thespians performs regularly. And if you’re in the mood to shop, dine, or sip an adult beverage or three, you’ll find an eclectic mixture of eateries, services, galleries, and heritage sites dotting the streets of charming downtown Aurora.