Inspiration/South Aurora Real Estate
A laid-back pocket of Colorado offering natural beauty and endless things to do
Located in Arapahoe County, the Inspiration and South Aurora communities have something for everyone. Maintaining their small-town charm, these neighborhoods are surrounded by gorgeous views with expansive properties along the outskirts of the city. You’ll find welcoming neighbors supporting mom-and-pop shops and restaurants in South Aurora and high-end fashion retailers and award-winning restaurants closer to the city center. The perfect blend of old and new, Aurora is also home to over 25 historic sites and landmarks, boasting a unique arts center and a charming history museum loaded with information on the city’s origins and activities for all ages.
South Aurora includes the master-planned community of Inspiration, which is anchored by parks, pools, and panoramic views. If you’re searching for the ideal home with the perfect backyard, Inspiration is for you. This neighborhood also hosts events and activities throughout the year, building connections within an exclusive community and creating an ideal way of life minutes from the city center.
What to Love
- 360-degree, scenic landscape views
- Endless options for shopping, dining, and entertainment within a few miles
- Small-town living atmosphere with luxury amenities at your fingertips
Residents of the Inspiration and Aurora communities enjoy endless opportunities to explore the outdoors. A beautiful place to live for people of all walks of life, Aurora offers diversity in every sense of the word — from housing opportunities to dining and shopping, there are many things to do and see in this idyllic pocket of Colorado for everyone. Families take advantage of the excellent school district in the area and if you purchase a home within the Inspiration community, you’re able to enjoy the perks of members-only spaces (pools, recreation facilities, and private trails) and community events.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Guaranteed to leave happy after indulging in a meal from Parkway Bar & Grill
, this restaurant offers a large beer and wine selection and quality, fresh meals in an upscale, yet casual, dining space. Enjoy a diverse menu of spicy Ahi tuna, mouthwatering ribs, or hand-tossed pizzas and play a game of pool in the back while you wait for your meal.
Providing small-town hospitality and memorable food, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar serves made-from-scratch, locally sourced meals made from seasonal ingredients. Whether a quick evening dinner or a weekend celebration, Lazy Dog has something for all tastes with unique hand-crafted TV dinners and a Dog Beer Club membership for craft brewery enthusiasts.
Offering burgers, bourbon, and brews, Bookmakers Bar and Grill is the top destination for Sunday afternoons. The premier sports bar in the Aurora area, Bookmakers features plenty of big screens to take in the action during NFL games and with a menu of Certified Angus Beef creations and brews, the high-energy atmosphere Sunday afternoons is contagious. Come for the food and stay for the experience — Bookmakers has something for everyone!
If you’re looking for dining, shopping, and entertainment all-in-one, look no further than Southlands Lifestyle Center. The outdoor shopping center features the most popular names in dining and shopping and offers endless activities for the whole family year-round. From holiday ice skating to exercise classes and an AMC Movie Theater, the Southlands Lifestyle Center is four blocks of state-of-the-art experiences.
Things to Do
There is nothing quite like the summer in Colorado, and Aurora is the place to be for the best entertainment. Aurora’s Summer Concerts are a series of performances held in several different venues all over the city — Pelican Bay and Stanley Marketplace being two favorite destinations. Enjoy a cold drink, stunning sunsets, and energetic crowds while relaxing to the dynamic sounds of the summer.
Culminating with an exceptional firework display in Bicentennial Park, the Fourth of July Spectacular is the event of the summer in Aurora. With food vendors, live music, and activities for the whole family, this can’t-miss event is a neighborhood favorite and rivals the annual Christmas Celebrations in the winter. Grab your skates for ice skating on the pond at Southlands and take part in the city-wide “Cold Hands, Warm Hearts” clothing drive. Children will enjoy opportunities for painting nights with Santa and weekly holiday-themed crafts at Southlands every Saturday.
Named "one of the best places to play in Colorado” by Golf Digest, Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Course features a links-style, 18-hole course designed by Arthur Hills. This championship course caters to the elevation changes of the terrain and panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. With a 37,000 square foot clubhouse for parties, private events, and weddings, Heritage Eagle Bend is a beautiful place to enjoy nature and celebrate with friends in beautiful, elegant spaces.
Celebrate the holiday by Ice skating at Southlands! Each year, the pond transforms into a magical winter wonderland under twinkling lights. Spend a few hours browsing the shops, then grab your skates and enjoy an enchanting evening at the rink.
There are several high-achieving schools in the Inspiration/South Aurora neighborhoods. A few include: