At the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains a community flourishes, anchored by progress, innovation, and diversity. Welcome to Aurora, Colorado, The Gateway to the Rockies. Here, you’ll find a bustling community of cultural leaders, culinary prodigies, and technological marvels. A place where natural beauty merges with innovation, inclusion, and responsible growth. Connecting the spirit of the western frontier to the vision of tomorrow, here are the stories of our neighbors.

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12 Mile Stables

Tap into the spirit of Colorado’s history at 12 Mile Stables. Rancher Gary Reiber and his team lead guided horse-riding tours on more than 27 miles of trails and 3,000 acres of open space in Cherry Creek State Park. An ideal activity for families, and those with a desire to have an authentic western adventure. Their sunset ride complete with dinner is a must!

Village Exchange Center

This non-profit provides resources and services for 20% of Aurora’s population comprised of immigrants and refugees. VEC celebrates cultural and faith diversity and has become an anchor in the community for support and empowerment. Their Village Farm at Stanley supplies healthy food to the community and serves as a shining example of community caring for the entire Rocky Mountain region.

Create Kitchen And Bar

The ultimate date night or fun for the entire family. Elite chefs teach you how to cook world-class cuisine. Create Kitchen and Bar inside Stanley Marketplace merges culinary arts with high-value entertainment. Chefs Ras and Diego take us on a tour of this Aurora gem.

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