Being the second most populous city in the State of Illinois, it is also the 114th largest city in the country. It is a suburb of Chicago, mostly in Kane County; however, some sections of it spread out into Will, Kendall and DuPage Counties. In 1908 Aurora was unofficially called the City of Lights. This was because it was one of the first cities in the United States to implement all-electric street lighting in 1881. Initially, a Native American village resided next to the Fox River. This area is now downtown Aurora. After the European settlers arrived, they formed two villages, one on each side of the river. They joined in 1857 to form the City of Aurora.
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Aurora, Illinois, has many valuable and inviting homes available for the discriminating homebuyer. Values range from just under $100,000 up to the higher-end and larger homes, depending on what you are in the market for. Single or multi-family residential homes can offer beautiful private residences with manicured lawns and gardens. Condos are also available for those who do not have a need for a large yard that has to be maintained.SHOW MORE