5.2 out of 10


39.6290638628708 -104.815058757401
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students


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

"A family area with great access to good schools and recreation"

Shenandoah is an older part of a newer section of Aurora. Although many of the homes were built in the late 70s to early 80s, they are very well taken care of, look nice, and don't show their age. The homes here go from the high $200s to the high $300s, although you can find some a bit higher. One of the draws to this community is the schools. Shenandoah is inside of the Cherry Creek School District borders and children here have some of the best schools in the country to go to. They are noted for their excellence in both academics and sports. The neighborhood is also located just a couple of minutes from Cherry Creek State Park, where there are numerous trails for walking, running, and biking. There is a swim beach in the summer and you can also camp here.

The one drawback to this neighborhood is the traffic. It borders Parker Road which is a straight shot to the highway as well as the stop for the bus and light rail. Many people travel down Quincy to get to Parker Road, so there is heavy traffic on both of these streets. Chambers Road also cuts through the neighborhood and is a major road which travels through Aurora for quite a ways, so this can be busy as well.

Although the traffic is an issue, this neighborhood is popular for the schools, good location to recreation, and proximity to I-225. There are a few restaurants in the area, but there are many more selections within a 10-15 minute drive. The same goes for shopping. There's numerous stores along Parker Road and about 10 minutes away is a great outdoor mall, called Southlands.

Getting into Shenandoah requires going through a gated entrance with a guard on duty, so as to deter crime in the neighborhood. I would recommend this area for families because of the schools as well as for professionals that need quick access to the highway.
  • nice neighborhood
  • close to recreation
  • great schools
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

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