About Aurora Village
Aurora Village neighbourhood in Aurora. Popular communities include Hills of St Andrew, Aurora Estates, Rural Aurora, Bayview Wellington, Bayview Northeast.
Aurora Village has 72 homes on the market. Of the 427 total properties listed in Aurora, Aurora Village makes up just 16.9%. The average asking price of a property in Aurora Village is $1,031,938, with an estimated mortgage of $3,496 per month. That is 1.3 times less of the average asking price of $1,340,678 in Aurora. Properties listed in Aurora Village are an average of 853 square feet, with 2.2 beds and 2.2 baths. Aurora Village has 12.5% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
The large, central neighbourhood of Aurora Village features many historic homes and buildings, especially in the areas surrounding downtown Aurora, which is centred at Yonge Street and Wellington Street. Aurora Village is bounded on the north by St. John’s Sideroad, on the east and south by Industrial Parkway, and on the west by Yonge Street and Murray Drive.
Due to the age of many of Aurora Village’s homes for sale, there are many large, mature trees lining the streets. There are also plenty of parks and green space in Aurora Village, including the Aurora Town Park, which is the oldest park in Aurora, located at Metcalfe and Larmont Streets. Further north are Valhalla Park and Craddock Park, along with several others.
With its beautiful century and heritage homes and newer developments, Aurora Village real estate is some of the most attractive in the area. Aurora Village is located near route 404, which is very convenient for commuters to Toronto. Parks, close shopping and dining, and plenty of schools make Aurora Village real estate particularly appealing for families with young children.
Although heritage homes are the first thing many Aurora Village real estate agents might mention, the neighbourhood actually boasts a fairly wide variety of housing types and price ranges. Central streets, such as those in the vicinity of the Town Park, are where heritage homes can be found. More modern homes can also be found in these areas. Estate homes can be found in the area around Kennedy Street West and Dodie Street.
In 1793, Yonge Street was extended to Holland Landing for fur-traders and settlers, and the community that would become Aurora began to grow. The first house in Aurora was built in 1795, at the corner of Yonge Street and Catherine Avenue. Richard Machell, after whom a park is now named, was the first merchant at Yonge and Wellington. The town began to be called Machell’s Corners, to be later renamed Aurora.
Aurora began to flourish with the coming of the railway in the mid-nineteenth century, as is evidenced by the number of nineteenth-century buildings on its old main streets. The population grew very quickly, reaching well over 2,000 people by 1888.
For people commuting to Toronto, Aurora Village is located close to Highway 404, and the commute takes less than an hour.
Buses into the city are also easily accessible in Aurora Village. For rail commuters, the Aurora GO station (121 Wellington Street East) is a quick walk away from many Aurora Village residences.
York Region Transit/VIVA operates local bus routes within the area.
Unique shopping and dining is easy to find in Aurora Village, particularly in and around the charming historic downtown area. All along Yonge Street and Wellington Street, fashion boutiques, home décor stores, cafés, grocery stores, and restaurants both local and big-name can be found.
There are many schools in Aurora Village, offering different types of education. Elementary educational options include the Lester B. Pearson School, a French immersion school (15 Odin Crescent), as well as public schools such as the George Street Public School.
For secondary education, there is the Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School (60 Wellington Street West). Some families from Aurora Village choose to enrol their sons as day students at the prestigious St. Andrew’s College on Yonge Street.
There are many ways to enjoy Aurora Village’s parks. The Town Park is one of two parks in Aurora that features a splash pad for children. In the wintertime, outdoor skating is available. Parks also feature basketball courts, tennis courts, and other amenities. Many of the parks feature connecting paths, as well.
Another popular destination for recreation in Aurora Village is the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (135 Industrial Parkway North). This facility offers public swimming, squash courts, fitness facilities, and many other activities. In the winter, there are designated tobogganing areas located along the east side of the building.
There are also festivals and events to attend throughout the year. In the Town Park in the fall, there is a community corn boil, with live musical entertainment. At Sheppard’s Bush, near the south end of Aurora Village, there is a haunted forest walk with shuttle service to and from the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.