Aurora is an affluent town in the Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario, York Region, with a population of approximately 53,000 and a density of 1,068.8/km2.
Because of its proximity to Toronto, many of its residents commute to Toronto or to the nearby communities.
The town is also home to a very strong entrepreneurial community, and its residents are highly-skilled and well-educated.
The Mother Language of most of the residents is English, as reported by Canada Census 2011.
Residents and tourists can benefit from a wide variety of recreational programs, and from more than 40 parks connected in a trial system that was designed for joggers, hikers and skiers.
Concerts in the park, museum, galleries and heritage sites await those who enjoy cultural activities.
Festivals are also popular in Aurora, including Ribfest and the Easter egg hunt.
City: 49.78 km2
Downtown Aurora has an impressive selection of historic homes in many architectural styles, including Victorian, Greek Revival, Georgian, Edwardian, etc.
Housing has a higher density in the downtown core, where semi-detached houses and townhomes are prevalent.
The main sections of the city include: the Aurora Estates, Aurora Grove, Aurora Heights Real Estate, Aurora Village Real Estate, Bayview Northeast Real Estate, Bayview Southeast Real Estate, Bayview Wellington Real Estate and Hills of St. Andrew Real Estate.
Aurora is a great town for young families, with about one third of the population between the ages of 20 and 44.
Income here is one of the highest in Canada, with an average household income of more than $143,000.
Most residents in Aurora are home owners, and 60% of the real estate landscape comprises of detached homes.
There are almost 20,000 occupied homes in Aurora, and 17,000 of them are owned.
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Data source: Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) MLS® System report for 2020/2021.
Over 45% of residents in Aurora hold a university degree, certificate or diploma, which places Aurora's residents among the most well-educated residents in Ontario.
Schools in Aurora are above the province’s standards.
Lester B. Pearson Public School is one of the best French Immersion schools in the province.
Also, if you are looking for a very good private school, the St. Andrew’s College has maintained an excellent reputation for a long time.
Several schools offer classes in French as a primary language.