West Side is home to approximately 51,300 people who work in services, administrative and retail professions. If you're looking for a new place, check out the apartments for rent in neighboring Downtown and East Side.
Living, Demographics and Costs
While figuring out what area and apartment are best for you, keep in mind that relative to other Aurora metro areas, West Side can be more expensive. The difference in annual household spending ($73.6K/year for West Side versus $53.6K/year for Downtown) illustrates the general cost of living in each area.
The nearby neighborhood of Downtown is distinct from West Side for multiple reasons. In West Side the median age is 24, while in Downtown it's 19. In West Side, the average household size is 3.06 people, and it's 2.52 people in Downtown. Of households in West Side and Downtown, 42% and 7% have children, respectively.
Is West Side the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Downtown make an average of $67.6K, West Side residents are raking in an average of $106.5K.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
ApartmentGuide.com takes the stress out of searching for your next place. Run through our online ratings and reviews to help you find your new front door. West Side boasts fun and convenience all in one, with numerous amenities and basic services located within the immediate area. Specifically, N Lake St. and W Galena Blvd. are a couple of the busiest streets in town, perfect for people who love the hustle and bustle. With our apartment finder tool settling for that "so-so" spot is not an option. Find what you want in West Side without moving a muscle, and look forward to your next front door.
Treat yourself to dinner in your own neighborhood at Westside Gyros. If drinks are on the agenda, try one of the local options, like Yancy's Tavern. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, as well. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar and Denny's are both located in the neighborhood.
Take some time for yourself and (literally) work things out without going too far. Nearby health options include Aroma Spa's and Apf. Additionally, Fox Valley Park District is a place where you can get some fresh air and stretch your legs.
For a more extensive list of places in West Side to chow down, chill and enjoy entertainment, glance over the Yelp page.
When short on food and other household supplies, there are a number of options within minutes of home for residents living in West Side. To name a few, Cermak Fresh Market and New Himalayan Grocery are both located on N Lake St. If you've got a craving for something sweet, Terrazas's Botanas on S Lake St. or Amigos Food, which is located on Plum St., are both sure to hit the spot. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Aldi and Jewel Osco.
West Side has many retailers for last-minute shopping needs, including Voyageur and Strive Group Inc. In addition, the apartment rentals in West Side are also conveniently located next to Easy Home. For more brand-conscious shoppers, the neighborhood has major retailers and shopping malls. One major retailer is Nicole's Hallmark and there's West Aurora Plaza Llc, a mall located on W Galena Blvd.
Neighborhood School Stats
Your choice of school is largely influenced by where you rent. In this case, your children could be eligible to attend school in the Orland School District 135 or the Aurora West Unified School District 129. Some of the schools near the apartments in West Side are Rosary High School, Jefferson Middle School and Fox Valley Montessori School. While this school district information should give you a good idea of your children's school options near the apartments for rent, it's imperative you consult with area school district representatives to confirm the exact schools your children are eligible to attend.
The Aurora West Unified School District 129 has 12 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools, and the ratio of students to teachers is more favorable than Orland School District 135. Aurora West Unified School District 129 also has a smaller population of students than Orland School District 135. Aurora West Unified School District 129 has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Orland School District 135.