Bradford Moving has been moving households in and out of Aurora for over 30 years. The town’s population has more than doubled in just 20 years; the population grew from 29,000 in 1991 to an estimated 62,000 in 2015. In this time, local services and business offerings have quickly increased to keep pace.
Despite this growth, Aurora’s urban planning efforts have sought to preserve a serene, natural setting throughout the town with a large Greenbelt dedicated to undeveloped land.
As Aurora moves into the future, the community is predicted to match areas like Richmond Hill and northern Toronto in overall density and notability.
History of Aurora
An order from Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe to extend Yonges Street to Holland Landing in 1793 allowed Aurora to grow into the town it is today. The street became a major arterial highway for travelling business and industrial interests.
Just a few short years later, the first house was built in Aurora at the corner of Yonge Street and Catherine Avenue. Merchants later joined the area and grew the tiny village into a hamlet with its own post office.
The laying of the Canadian Northern Railway in 1853 helped the town emerge as a flourishing industrial and residential area. G.W. Williams School was built around this time, and it still operates today.
As the town became more modernized in the late 20th century, efforts were made to preserve the historical character of the town’s architecture.
These efforts have allowed Aurora to earn the Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership in conservation and promotion. Buildings such as the Aurora Cultural Center are housed in the preserved structures of businesses past, in this case the renovated Church Street School.
Living in Aurora
Aurora residents have so many opportunities to have fun, play, learn or participate in cultural enrichment. The Aurora Cultural Centre is an excellent example of the town’s dedication to bringing well-rounded lives to people who live in the area.
They offer free lectures and art talks on a regular basis to give everyone the chance to have a conversation about art. Concert performances, art showings, classes and civic meetings add to this diverse mix of education and enlightenment.
Other favorite activities include teeing off at the St. Andrews Valley Golf Club, enjoying a stroll at the Aurora Arboretum or having a picnic while enjoying a summer concert at the beautiful Aurora Town Park.
Excellent schools and a large local library contribute to educational advancement for both residential children and adults alike. The Theatre Aurora group is an outlet for creativity, hosting five community-cast shows as well as two youth shows yearly.
Bradford Movers Helping You Move to or from Aurora
Aurora’s average household income is quite high at $155,000. This affluent residential character has led to the growth of larger homes, with the median home price near $650,000. However, there are also plenty of affordable homes for area residents, along with a healthy availability of jobs between Aurora and the surrounding area.
Let us help you make your new home in Aurora and enjoy its tenacious community spirit. Bradford Moving & Storage is a family-owned moving business with over 30 years of experience.
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Bradford moving was voted the top moving company in the York Region 18 years in a row. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We have been a family owned business for over 30 years. And we have custom built moving vans to ensure your goods are transferred safely and efficiently to your new destination.
We can give every customer the full service treatment to help make your transition to or from Aurora as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Give us a call at (800) 263-3281 or fill out our quick contact form to get your free quote today!