Retire in Aurora, CO

Livability Score
52
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
339480
Median Househould Income
52275
Median Age
33.4
65 Years and Over
32955
Median Home Value
179300
Unemployed
18318
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Masha & The Bear Sandwich Shop

At first, I thought $13 for a smoked salmon sandwich was a bit much . . . but it was worth every penny. I ordered the #4 Champion Smoked Salmon sandwich...

2. Pho 888 Vietnamese Noodle & Grill

My favorite broth in the area - not too sweet and not too salty. I am a regular here, especially in the winter. Service is fast and attentive (Water...

3. Cafe Paprika

What a jewel. Plan to return often! Met with both owner and chef, great conversations about restaurant's history and families. Decor amazing, an airbrushed...

4. Tacos La Morenita

Came here during a business trip based on the reviews. All I had was the pork and pineapple tacos that were a solid choice. Place was run by two ladies who...

5. Golden Saigon

Having grown up in Golden, finding my adult self living on the Aurora edge of Denver has been emotionally difficult. You know those mountains that Colorado...

Golf
1. The Club At Pradera

Wow, what a venue. I played a tournament there this summer and this place is top notch!. I can only speak for the golf course and staff, didn't eat. But...

2. Fossil Trace Golf Club

Ducked in for a corporate golf tourney employee benefit fundraiser effort and it was a fine time, here's why: * There is a chimney and mine entrance on one...

3. Topgolf

You would likely visit Topgolf to rent a golf suite and swing away with your friends. I, however, have found one of the best kept secrets about Topgolf....

4. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club

Had a military ball here and it was a very nice atmosphere. The staff were very helpful, yet not so involved that they got in the way. Food was good and...

5. Riverdale Golf Club

This is the course I refer to when anyone asks if we have good golf near Denver. When I was in Pinehurst and Kapalua I just said I play a $50 muni designed...

Active
1. Centennial Center Park

This park the jam. It makes me wish I were a smaller person again because it's packed with boatloads of fun such as... + The splash park with tons of...

2. High Altitude Martial Arts

Amazing coaching and world class staff that's teaching and sharing martial arts on all levels. From day one Grasshoppas all the way up to the worlds best...

3. CorePower Yoga

This was the most incredible experience I have had in my young adult life! I am so happy to have been in Aurora this week and researched local yoga studios...

4. Cherry Creek State Park- Off Leash Dog Area

My puppy and I love this place. It's about 1 mile down the street from me and is just beautiful. I take the puppy-20lb poodle terrier mix, my neighbors 10lb...

5. 12 Mile Stables

I took my teenage daughter and two granddaughters, aged 3 and 6, to have a one-hour trail ride. The staff was friendly, polite, accommodating, and patient....

Arts
1. Jubilee Roasting

Jubilee Roasting is what local coffee joints are meant to be. Great tasting brewed coffee, expertly crafted espressos, local art hanging on the walls, and...

2. Second City's American Mixtape

This production was EPically funny (see what I did there?) I've been lucky enough to have seen a few Second City productions in both Toronto and Chicago so...

3. Great American Beer Festival

GABF is the, THE premier beer festival in the US, if not the world. If you're considering going, get your tickets and go...it's worth it. BUT - don't go...

4. Dangerous Theatre

This was a really nice place. It was my first play I've been to and I will for sure be coming back! Also you have to go get some cider and bring a bottle in...

5. Herbs & Arts

Love love love this place! They have such kind employees and most are very knowledgeable. Joey is my favorite person to go to for custom blending. So far I...

Shopping
1. Smooth Vapes

Great service! Ihave been coming here for over a year now and I love these guys, they make you feel welcome and explain everything to you in a helpful,...

2. Jubilee Roasting

Jubilee Roasting is what local coffee joints are meant to be. Great tasting brewed coffee, expertly crafted espressos, local art hanging on the walls, and...

3. Myxed Up Creations

When my boyfriend and I walked into the store,we were instantly greeted. Eventhough a gentleman was walking towards the back he stopped to let us know if we...

4. Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market

This place has an amazingly huge selection and the staff is extremely helpful and they really love plants. They also have really nice snacks and drinks to...

5. 2nd and Charles

Wish they had these places closer in town. I first discovered them when I was visiting down in GA and they said they had locations in CO! I was in the...

Health
1. Tower Dental

I just had my first visit with the dentist! I have been putting off coming to the dentist in awhile! Got my cleaning and I have to say it wasn't bad at all....

2. Melo Wellness Spa

My experience mimics that of other reviewers - very positive. I'm going to start with the kicker - and then go into a little more detail. *It's the...

3. Associates In Family Dentistry

I just love this practice. Dr. Torrigino is my dentist, and he's a pro. In, out, quick, relatively painless -- just the way I like my dentists. Dr....

4. Le Spa Chinese Massage

Very nice massage. Good quality, great job on the back. Perfect local spot. Thank you!

5. The Giving Tree of Denver

This was the first dispensary we visited in Denver (out of 3) in March. I've suffered insomnia for years and had hit or miss luck with traditional sleep...