City Center North – Aurora, CO

City Center North sits a little over 10 miles east of downtown Denver, just off Interstate 225. The neighborhood features many miles of the High Line Canal Trail, the Aurora Municipal Center and the Aurora History Museum. Along with an easy commute to downtown Denver, breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, a variety of shops, restaurants and recreational activities create a major draw for residents in the area.

Restaurants & Nightlife

Family-friendly macaroni bars and Italian, Mexican and Chinese restaurants maintain a major presence in City Center North. Dining establishments are localized at Interstate 255 and the Sixth & Sable Plaza. Experience authentic Hawaiian food in Aurora at L & L Hawaiian Barbecue. A fusion of Asian and American foods combined with specialty Hawaiian Barbecue sauce creates the unique island flavor. Try the Kahlua pork with a macaroni salad for a meal guaranteed to please. The Tea Station prepares Chinese cuisine and serves Boba tea at its Sable Boulevard location. Order hunan beef or crispy duck for a satisfying dinner. Visit the restaurant in person, or call to arrange quick delivery. When City Center North residents need to unwind and let loose, they go to Kasbah nightclub. Leave the stress of daily business behind with dance music, chicken wings and top shelf beverages. Visit Kasbah at the East 6th Avenue and North Chambers Road strip mall.

History & Culture

Aurora was originally developed as suburbs of Denver in the 1890s. The area was then known as Fletcher, but changed to its current name of Aurora in 1907. The town that began as suburbs of Denver has grown to be a city in its own right. Aurora owns more square mileage than Denver and possesses more undeveloped acreage. The Aurora History Museum in the Aurora Municipal Center Complex on Alameda Parkway serves residents with Aurora's only free public museum. The museum focuses on natural history, fine and decorative arts, culture, and it hosts a number of programs for residents of all ages. The Bicentennial Art Center is one of several Arts venues in Aurora. The center acts as a cultural facility for residents to explore expression through art. Popular pottery classes educate youthful beginners and facilitate experienced adult throwers. Residents are welcome to visit freely Monday through Saturday.

Transportation

You can travel anyway you want to in City Center North. Vehicles have easy access to Interstate 255 via Alameda Avenue and Highway 30, and Chambers Road provides local travel north to Chamber Heights or south to Sable Ridge. The High Line Canal biking- and walking-trail follows the waterway as it winds through the community. Bike-friendly lanes exist on Sable Boulevard and Chambers Road. The Regional Transportation District provides numerous bus stops on every major street in City Center North. Sidewalks line the paved streets coupled with responsive crosswalks for pedestrians moving through the neighborhood. Uber-Denver covers the entire Denver metro area, including Aurora and City Center North. Nearly one dozen taxi and limousine companies exist to carry passengers to airports and other urban destinations. Patrons should call ahead for pick-up services. Most neighborhood streets allow curbside parking except when snow plows are clearing snow. Shopping centers provide parking lots for their customers. A Parking and Transfer lot for commuters and car poolers exists on East Centrepoint Drive, just south of Alameda Avenue.

Cost

City Center North costs 5 percent less than Aurora, and gasoline costs 9 percent less than the national average. The neighborhood is only 2 miles away from Aurora's downtown area, making for a quick and free commute by foot or bike. A bus ticket to Aurora's center or downtown Denver can be purchased for as little as $2.25; day passes sell for $6.75. The average one-bedroom apartment costs $937 per month. Domestic buckets of beer cost as little at $5, and draft beer sells for as little as $1.

Shopping

Major shopping centers can be found just north of Alameda Ave and East of Interstate 225. Two additional shopping centers sit on the south side of 6th Avenue. The neighborhood proffers a variety of department stores, book stores and cellular phone outlets. Artistic Apparel specialty store screen prints T-shirts with graphic designs and logos. Promote your business, team or club with customized shirts, business cards and other designer wear. Save-A-Lot on East 6th Avenue offers residents discounted groceries. Nearby, on the Aerospace Data Facility, Buckley AFB Commissary serves service members with groceries and department store goods. Havana Street's World Food Bazaar has Indian, African and Middle Eastern produce and delicacies. The Hangar2 farmers market sells their goods every Tuesday between June and September on Academy Boulevard a few miles west in Denver. Vendors sell farm-to-table meats and produce, hot lunches, baked goods, music, jewelry, art and clothing. Visitors can find shaded seating areas and indoor restrooms for their convenience.

Parks

City Center Park, the 8.5-acre park with access to the High Line Canal Trail is used in conjunction with the Aurora Municipal Center Campus. Bicentennial Park, adjacent to Aurora Hills Golf Course, is only one block west of City Center North and features expansive green lawns, barbecue pits and reservable picnic shelters. Both parks remain free to the public and welcome leashed pets. Bicentennial park is even home to a free, off-leash dog park. Health conscious residents can join the Youfit Health Club on the corner of East 6th Avenue and North Chambers Road. Additionally, the Beck Recreation Center provides residents of all ages with fitness programs and activities. Memberships are available; programs vary in price. One of Aurora's most hoppin' events is the Hops for Habitat festival at the Plains Conservation Center. This 21-and-older event invites nature and beer lovers to visit every summer for samples from more than 15 microbreweries, meals from popular food trucks, wagon rides, memorable scenery and live music. Admission rates are $30 for "hoppers" and $15 for designated drivers.
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