Aurora is a suburb of Chicago with most of its area located in Kane County. Most of what’s available here are suburban-style homes with two or three bedrooms. There are some apartments for rent as well. Most of these places were built from the 90’s onward. Whichever of these charming places you move into, you can expect to pay around $115 per square foot.
If you are thinking of coming to Aurora, you will find this information about the local neighborhoods quite helpful. Exposition View is a moderately priced neighborhood just south of I-88 offering small studio and two bedroom apartments as well as small and medium houses. Travel a few miles south and you will find the neighborhood of Frontenac. Between these two areas you will find the major retail location, the Fox Valley Mall. Frontenac is somewhat highly priced compared to other neighborhoods in the area, though this is primarily due to the large size of the houses for sale here. In a central part of Aurora and running along the east bank of the Fox River is Marywood. Marywood is a suburban area and as such has a lot of medium to smaller sized houses built from the 70’s onward. There are also some good apartments in the area.
Aurora is just on the edge of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Like much of the rest of the Chicago metropolitan area, Aurora has a long history of manufacturing. There has been a major effort to stimulate tourist activity in Aurora, and this has been spearheaded by the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to promote and market the area as a premier overnight destination. Major employers in the area include Caterpillar, which manufactures machinery and other construction-based products, and the Rush-Copley Medical Center. The next two largest employers are West Aurora Public School District 129 and East Aurora Public School District 131.