Aurora is located in southwest Missouri in the heart of the Ozarks, near Springfield and Branson. This proximity to Springfield and Branson provides convenient access to a national tourism destination and metropolitan area.

Downtown Aurora is the center of government activity and home to numerous restaurants and shops. It is anchored by the railroad at one end, and City Hall at the other. A number of development and rehabilitation opportunities exist downtown and local businesses are beginning facade beautification projects.

Downtown Aurora has completed a number of successful projects recently that include:

  • Enhancing streetscapes throughout the downtown area
  • Beginning facade and beautification projects on a number of buildings with a low-interest loan and technical assistance from the city
  • Utilizing the Home Repair Opportunity (HeRO) program from the Missouri Housing Development Commission for the renovation of qualifying properties