About Aurora Heights
Aurora Heights neighbourhood in Aurora. Popular communities include Aurora Estates, Rural Aurora, Hills of St Andrew, Aurora Village, Bayview Wellington.
Aurora Heights has 67 homes on the market. Of the 409 total properties listed in Aurora, Aurora Heights makes up just 16.4%. The average asking price of a property in Aurora Heights is $805,825, with an estimated mortgage of $2,730 per month. That is 1.4 times less of the average asking price of $1,159,797 in Aurora. Properties listed in Aurora Heights are an average of 879 square feet, with 2.4 beds and 2.4 baths. Aurora Heights has 4.5% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Aurora Heights is bounded on the north by Orchard Heights Boulevard, on the east by Yonge Street, on the south by Wellington Street, and on the west by Bathurst Street.
Aurora Heights homes for sale are found on peaceful tree-lined streets. The area is quite picturesque, with neat green lawns, rolling hills, and plenty of park space. Parks near Aurora Heights real estate include Harmon Park, which is situated in the heart of the neighbourhood, as well as Machell Park and Fleury Park, which are both winter fun destinations.
With its quiet streets, schools, and various housing options, Aurora Heights real estate is ideal for families seeking a safe, child-friendly neighbourhood close to the downtown area of Toronto.
Aurora Heights real estate listings reflect the diversity of the housing offerings in this area: from multi-level properties from the 1970s and ‘80s, to large, newly-built custom home subdivisions, to sprawling bungalows on large lots, Aurora Heights homes for sale can meet just about any taste.
Aurora is a city known for its devotion to preserving its heritage sites, and one of the best examples of this dedication is found in Aurora Heights. Hillary House (15372 Yonge Street) is a 151-year-old Gothic Revival house and designated National Historic Site.
Hillary House was built in 1862 for a young Scottish doctor by the name of Dr. Walter Bayne Geike. The man from whom Hillary House takes its name was also a doctor, and the third occupant of the house, one Dr. Robert W. Hillary. His family continued to live in the house for several generations.
The Aurora Historical Society purchased the house in 1981 and worked to restore it in order to reflect the different eras it had gone through. It is open for tours and event rentals.
Aurora Heights is located close to Highway 404, which provides a convenient route to downtown Toronto. The drive from Aurora Heights to Toronto is less than an hour. Other major roads nearby include Yonge Street/Regional Road 1 and Wellington Street/Regional Road 15.
For rail commuters, the Aurora GO Station (121 Wellington Street) is located roughly five minutes away.
Along the Yonge Street corridor, shoppers can find a variety of shopping plazas featuring various retailers, cafés, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for a more local experience can head to the downtown Aurora area, which can be found around the intersection of Yonge and Wellington. Here one can find an assortment of restaurants and retailers on pedestrian-friendly, picturesque historical streets.
There are plenty of schooling options in and around Aurora Heights, both secular and religious. There are three public elementary schools, including Aurora Heights Public School (85 Tecumseh Drive). For Catholic schooling, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School is situated right in the heart of Aurora Heights (120 Aurora Heights Drive). The local secondary school is Aurora High School (155 Wellington Street).
The Aurora Community Centre (1 Community Centre Lane), is a popular destination for anyone looking to stay active in Aurora Heights. It features an ice hockey arena that seats 1600 people and is home to the Junior “A” Aurora Tigers. The parks also feature recreational amenities. Fleury Park offers a staffed skate park, as well as tennis courts.
Winter is time for family fun in Aurora Heights. Machell Park and Fleury Park both take advantage of the neighbourhood’s hills to allow tobogganing, and Machell Park also offers outdoor skating. To ring in the holiday season, the Santa Under the Stars Parade goes along Yonge Street at the end of November.