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Our 10 real estate office locations are situated in thriving communities that each offer their own unique livability features and benefits for individuals and families. From property type and size to schools and business investment, our community profiles highlight what you and your family need to know when researching communities for your next property purchase!
Aurora, Ontario is a town located north of Toronto with a population of over 55,000 residents. It offers a variety of amenities and is known for its historic downtown area, community events, and parks. The town has a well-connected transportation system, including access to the York Region Transit (YRT) and GO Transit services, as well as major highways, such as Hwy 404 and Hwy 400, for drivers. Aurora also promotes sustainable transportation options with bike lanes and sidewalks for cyclists and pedestrians.
Protected under the Ontario Government's Greenbelt legislation, there is an enforced limit on growth and development for a large portion of the southeastern area of Aurora. While there is still plenty of room for future residential property and commercial property building and growth in the as-of-yet undeveloped areas of the town, there is a clear emphasis on the environment, sustainability, and preservation in Aurora, which makes for a community of visible pride and consciousness of the natural landscape.
Aurora's greenspace is plentiful. The avid outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the many parks, hills, trails, river valleys, and of course, the Oak Ridges Moraine, offering residents and visitors several options when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors. There are 62 parks covering over 800 acres in Aurora, many of which are connected by trails, which span approximately 62 km, and are designed to accommodate walking, hiking, jogging, and even skiing along designated routes.
Aurora's interactive map will help you to find and navigate the local parks, dog parks, courts, facilities, sports fields, hills, and trails in each pocket and neighbourhood within the area.
The town of Aurora reflects an environment that balances the charm of a small-town setting with all the urban conveniences and lifestyles that residents could want or need. Being situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine, this is an environmentally-conscious municipality where sustainability and environmental impact is prioritized. This community takes an ongoing and proactive approach to environmental protection and sustainability with many initiatives and events pertaining to climate, water, land, wildlife, biodiversity, garbage, recycling, composting and more.
The job market in Aurora presents a wide array of options for residents. With career opportunities across a diverse range of industries, a move to the area is especially attractive for those looking to keep their work path options open.
The most prominent employment industries in Aurora include financial, professional, personal health, medical and law services. Accounting, mechanical engineering, web development, energy sector, education and IT are also significant employment fields in Aurora.
Living in a smaller town doesn't mean families are limited in schooling options. As far as education, the town is well served by three major school boards:
York Region District School Boardwhich operates the ten following public elementary schools and two high schools within Aurora:
Aurora Heights Public School
Aurora Grove Public School
Wellington Public School
Regency Acres Public School
Northern Lights Public School
Highview Public School
Hartman Public School
Devins Drive Public School
Rick Hansen Public School
Lester B. Pearson Public School
Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School
York Catholic District School Board, who operate five Catholic elementary schools and two high schools within Aurora:
Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud (the French-language Catholic school board, who operate one elementary school and one high school within Aurora:
(formerly ÉSC Cardinal-Carter)
As far as local private school options, families looking to send their children to schools within Aurora are not short on options, with the top-rated private and independent school for boys, St.Andrew's College, situated in town. Other local private school options include Aurora Preparatory Academy and Aurora Montessori School.
For more information and a list of Ontario schools offering International Baccalaureate® programs and services, check out the official website at IBSchoolsofOntario.ca