Aurora, just east of Denver, is Colorado's third-largest city. Aurora developed as a military town, with construction of the Fitzsimons Army Hospital and the later additions of Buckley and Lowry airfields. Today, this city leads the nation in redevelopment, with the creation of new housing and recreational and technical-business plazas in and around the former airfields. Aurora is also home to the University of Colorado Hospital's Anschutz Medical Campus, a world-class academic health center, with state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.
The area also features three public reservoirs as well a number of parks. Aurora is home to seven public golf courses, with a variety of layouts to chooose from. A thriving arts scene, including the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and Fox Arts Center, complement the city's vast array ethnic restaurants and markets.
Aurora is also conveniently close to some of east Denver's top attractions, including the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature & Science. At just 15 minutes away, Aurora is also conveniently close to the Denver International Airport.