From our one-of-a-kind attractions and facilities to our beautiful downtown and friendly, progressive people, Aurora is a very special place. Residents here are mindful of our rich agricultural heritage, yet have an eye on the future with a vision of creating new jobs, attracting new residents, and offering new opportunity, all while preserving Aurora’s outstanding quality of life.
Community spirit begins with pride in our historic courthouse, a distinctive landmark that gives the historic downtown square the look and feel of a Norman Rockwell masterpiece. It’s a hub of activities throughout the year.
From a broader perspective, this community has a statewide reputation as a place that makes good things happen. It’s reflected in our population (which has grown to 4,200), in the diversity of business and industry, and in the continuing efforts to improve the services, education, healthcare and recreational opportunities in Aurora. A culture of giving has created a $43 million foundation base, which has saved taxpayers millions of dollars and helps ignite a progressive atmosphere of growth and change.