Buckley AFB

460th Space Wing
1094 S Vail St  Aurora, CO 80011
Weather/Climate
In Aurora, the summers are hot and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 88°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 96°F.
 
The hot season is from June 7 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is July 10, with an average high of 88°F and low of 61°F. The cold season is from November 19 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 20°F and high of 43°F.
Cost of Living
Compared to other cities in Colorado and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Aurora, CO is 106, which is 2% lower than the Colorado average and 6% higher than that for the entire country.
 
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Aurora, CO are 8% higher than the average for Colorado and 7% higher than the rest of the country.
 
Getting to Know the Area

The city of Aurora manages more than 100 parks, more than 6,000 acres of open space and natural areas, and six award-winning municipal golf courses. Aurora also is home to several privately owned golf courses. 

Star K Ranch, home to Aurora’s Morrison Nature Center, provides important habitat for wildlife. It has several trails for nature exploration, including access to the Sand Creek Greenway Trail. Jewell Wetland, a 50-acre wooded wetland, features trails, boardwalk/deck access into the wetland and a butterfly garden. Aurora Reservoir and Quincy Reservoir offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor water pursuits.

DeLaney Farm, site of Aurora’s famous historic round barn, has 130 acres of open space, trails with access to the High Line Canal, an organic garden managed by Denver Urban Gardens, and two structures on the National Register of Historic Places. The Plains Conservation Center, with 1,100 acres of native short grass prairie, hosts a variety of educational programs.

Twenty-seven historic sites and landmarks are managed by the city of Aurora, including the Gully Homestead of 1870, the Victorian-style Centennial House of 1890, the privately owned American War Mothers National Memorial Home, the Art Deco-style KOA Building of 1934, the DeLaney Round Barn of 1902, Lowry Building 800, the interim headquarters for the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1955 to 1958, and Stanley Marketplace, which opened at the former site of Stanley Aviation in 2016.

The Aurora Fox Theatre & Arts Center, another historic landmark, is a 245-seat performing arts facility in the Aurora Cultural Arts District, along East Colfax Avenue.

The Aurora History Museum is a community-based cultural center featuring a permanent exhibit on Aurora history and two changing exhibit galleries touching on topics related to history and decorative arts.

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra established in 1978, offers a full season of full orchestra concerts annually as well as smaller chamber ensemble performances.

Events

Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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