Thousands celebrate grand opening of Aurora Highlands master-planned community

Jul 27, 2023

The community of Aurora celebrated a significant milestone in mid July as nearly 2,000 visitors attended the grand opening of The Aurora Highlands, a master-planned community near Denver International Airport that is anticipated to revolutionize northeast Aurora. 

“We are at the ground level of the future of Aurora’s expansion, and we are thrilled that the excitement about our project has spread,” said Carla Ferreira, the principal and director of onsite development at The Aurora Highlands. “People want to live in a community that not only offers exceptional living spaces but also an unparalleled lifestyle. Our goal was to show that off during our grand opening events, and we are proud to have done just that.” 

Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman greets The Aurora Highlands residents and visitors

The two-day event featured tours of the community’s 31 model homes, all meticulously designed at various price points. Visitors had the opportunity to interact with some of the renowned builders behind The Aurora Highlands, including representatives from Bridgewater, Richmond American, Pulte, Taylor Morrison and Tri Pointe. 

The grand opening not only showcased the quality and diversity of the housing options but also gave the community a taste of the lifestyle offered at The Aurora Highlands. Complimentary food and drinks were served from popular establishments such as In-N-Out Burger and Dry Dock Brewing. Local bands provided entertainment from the community’s new event lawn stage, while families enjoyed a variety of fun activities including a bounce house and a carousel. 

The Aurora Highlands, nestled between the mountains and the plains, is a 4,000-acre master-planned community that expands the metro area to the east near Denver International Airport. Offering more than 12,500 housing units ranging from attached to multi-family and single-family residences, the community aims to cater to a wide spectrum of homeowners. Once completed, about 50,000 people will call The Aurora Highlands home. 

The community is designed to embrace Colorado’s active lifestyle, with over 21 miles of trails, 12 neighborhood parks and 20 pocket parks. The nearly 100-acre Hogan Park at Highlands Creek promises to be a local favorite, with public art installations already in place with additional plans for performance plazas, climbing walls, a zip line, embankment slides and gardens. 

Education is a priority for the community, with Aurora Public Schools slated to build four new schools in the area. The community’s first P-8 school is expected to welcome students in August, and the E-470 interchange, another significant feature, is set to be completed by the end of the year. 

The Aurora Highlands is now open for public tours. Interested visitors can stop by or contact the Visitor Center for more information about this innovative community that is shaping the future of Aurora. 

For more information about The Aurora Highlands, please visit www.theaurorahighlands.com or call the Visitor Center at 720-356-0123.