Aurora University Area Homes – Aurora University Real Estate
The Aurora University Area is the collective name given to the homes surrounding Aurora University. Not truely a subdivision in the traditional sense, these homes simply share a proximity to a popular local landmark. Built between the 1910’s and 1950’s, the homes in the Aurora University Subdivision vary greatly in terms of architecture, style and size. You can find English Tudor-style homes built from locally-quarried limestone right next to 1950’s built ranch homes. The area boasts several Sears Craftsman homes as well as a few all-steel Lustron Homes built during World War 2. The Aurora University Area is popular both for students of Aurora University as well as professors and residents who love the many older homes in this neighborhood.
Aurora University is a private, independent, comprehensive institution with an enrollment of over 4,300 students. The school began as an institution that trained ministers in Mendota, Illinois. In 1911, citizens of Aurora donated land to the college to build what is currently known as Eckhart, Wilkinson, and Davis Halls, located near the intersection of Gladstone and Marseillaise in Aurora and the school took the name of Aurora College. In 1985 Aurora College was reorganized as Aurora University to reflect its growing curriculum. Aurora University is widely known as an excellent place to study education, law, business and several other degree programs.
The Aurora University Area is located on the West side of Aurora. It’s borders are not set, rather, the term is used loosely to describe the area. It is roughly located between West Galena Boulevard on the North and Prairie Street on the South and centered on Gladstone. The area is close to the center of Aurora and is also located very close to the Aurora Country Club.