5.2 out of 10

Northeast

39.7640511289994 -104.76400587669
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Northeast Aurora is a conveniently located area for those who work at DIA or Downtown."

This neighborhood is located right next to I-70 for easy access to Downtown Denver and right off of Pena Blvd. for easy driving to Denver International Airport. The area has seen a lot of growth in the past 10 years with new construction, a great golf course nearby, and numerous new businesses. In addition to the anchor store Wal-Mart, there is a pet store, Home Deopt, and other specialty stores such as Bed, Bath, and Beyond. There are numerous restaurants that have popped up in addition to the businesses, although the majority of them are chain restaurants such as Chili's and Chipotle. For those in a quick rush there are also several fast food restaurants and a drive-thru Starbucks.

The neighborhood itself is a mix of new businesses, a housing development, some larger warehouses, and open fields. The homes are all single family homes with no apartment buildings as of yet. With the increase in population, there are two available grade schools nearby. Both are located in the Denver Public School district and house K-5th. Beginning about 10 years ago the schools dropped 6h grade and added it to the middle schools to help with overcrowding.

While both the elementary schools are average academically, the middle and high schools are lacking. Higher than average drop out rates and a history of problems add to the mix. There have been proactive community members trying to improve the schools over the past 10 years, with some success. The elementary schools have a uniform policy which isn't mandatory (due to them being public), but boasts a 90%+ adherence rate.

Traffic within the development is good, except for on Tower Road which is a major street going from I-70 out to Pena Blvd. on the north after Pena curves before reaching the airport. Sooner than not, developers will need to address this issue. The section of I-70 bordering this neighborhood on the south almost never has traffic as it doesn't get backed up until near the I-225 connection.
Pros
  • Great location for those who work at or near DIA
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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