About 25 years ago Aurora was mostly thought of as a few communities of older properties including heritage and century homes in the central neighbourhood of Aurora Village, the Regency Acres subdivision on the west side of Yonge Street in Aurora Highlands, and luxury estate residential developments in Hazleburn Estates and Hunter's Glen.
Since then the town has exploded with home construction soaring in all ten Aurora neighbourhoods. In Aurora Highlands, for instance, the semi-detached and detached homes were complimented with new construction around the golf course all the way to Bathurst Street. On the north side of Bloomington Road, new developments such as Wycliffe Gardens, Renaissance Estates, Beacon Hall and Allure At the Gates of Aurora added to the inventory of luxury homes in Aurora Estates as did The Grand Chateaus On Bayview and Belfontain in the largest neighbourhood, Bayview Southeast. Aurora Grove blossomed with a new supply of detached homes and townhouses around Stone Road, as did Bayview Wellington and Bayview Northeast north of Wellington Street. Rural Aurora, which was mainly farmland until 2015, has also seen unprecedented growth in modern homes for residents from all over York Region and Toronto.
Aurora Heights and Hills of St. Andrew north of Wellington Street and west of Yonge Street are now more mature neighbourhoods with a great range of home types, styles and prices including the luxury properties of St. Andrews On The Hill, Brentwood Homes and Barclay Homes. In fact with its many upscale subdivisions, Aurora is considered to be a very attractive location for discerning buyers and investors, even though prices continue to rise to increasing record levels.
To help keep this attraction, the Town has complimented each neighbourhood with many schools, parks, trails and recreational facilities, the new Hallgrove Business Park for employment opportunities and tax revenue and a new regional Smart Centre for shopping pleasure near Aurora Road and Highway 404.
Aurora neighbourhoods are described in the following videos, which should give a good feel for those looking to move to or within the various communities.