Aurora Ontario Homes for Sale
Real Estate Listings in Aurora Ontario
The beautiful Ontario city of Aurora is a small community with several golf courses, parks, and cultural centres located just north of downtown Toronto and south of Newmarket, north of Richmond Hill. Home to approximately 60,000 residents, Aurora is located in central York region of the greater Toronto area within the Golden Horseshoe of Southern Ontario Canada. Read on below the listings to learn more about Aurora
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Relocating to Aurora Ontario
The town of Aurora in the greater Toronto area is about 50 km or 40 minute drive along Highway 404. A lot of folks that live in Aurora actually make the commute to Toronto every day as there are more employment opportunities in Toronto than Aurora even though Aurora is a vibrant and bustling town all of its own. It originated in 1793 when Canada's Lieut. Gov. John Graves Simcoe extended Yonge Street all the way to Holland Landing, a small community near Aurora beginning a residential development throughout the area.
In 1801, 14 homes had sprung up in Aurora but it wasn't until 1863 that Aurora was officially incorporated as a village and became a town in 1888 continuing to be a part of the greater Toronto area.
Folks love living in Aurora because it's close to Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe just to the north. Lake Simcoe, while not formally one of the Great Lakes, it provides multiple recreational activities and a beautiful landscape. You'll find trails and picnic areas, conservation and preserve areas all around the lake.
Aurora is also known for its fantastic shopping and dining. With unique cheese shops, coffee shops, and a great collection of boutique stores along Main Street, shopping and dining is alive and well in Aurora.
Aurora is also substantially a cheaper place to live than Toronto. Homes for sale in Aurora typically have an average cost of around $800,000 and your money will naturally go a lot further in Aurora.
Aurora is served by schools from three publicly funded school boards, the York Region District School Board, the York Catholic District School Board, and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (the French-language Catholic Board). There are 10 public elementary schools, two high schools, and five public Catholic elementary schools with several Catholic high schools and private, independent schools.
Homes for sale in Aurora vary in price anywhere from $500,000 to over $1.5 million with an average price of about $800,000, slightly lower than downtown Toronto. For more information on current real estate listings in Aurora Ontario or to contact and Aurora Buyers Agent, fill out the form below. We love to provide you with more information or similar properties throughout the greater Toronto real estate market.