Aurora Neighbourhoods
Aurora Highlands

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Aurora Highlands is a family-friendly neighbourhood with a mix of older and newer homes.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, some with attractive features like finished basements and stainless steel appliances.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with residents of various ages and ethnic backgrounds, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities make this neighbourhood perfect for families.

Have a look around Aurora Highlands.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Aurora Highlands is in the west part of Aurora, with Bathurst St. as its western border, Wellington St. as far as Murray Drive as the northern border, and Yonge St. as the furthest eastern border. The southern border is formed by the GO rail line. As with most of Aurora's neighbourhoods, this area features woodlots, green spaces, and park lands amid residential neighbourhoods that comprise mainly detached homes, and some semi-detached and townhomes.

People & Families in Aurora Highlands

Families with kids make up 59% of households in Aurora Highlands, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 14% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 98 different ethnic origins, and 25% are first-generation immigrants, while 26% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

4,080

Neighbourhood Population

12,161

Household Size

  • 1 person - 14%
  • 2 persons - 28%
  • 3 persons - 21%
  • 4 persons - 25%
  • 5 or more persons - 11%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 14%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 58%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 28%
  • 2 children - 32%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 72%
  • 65 years and over - 12%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 28%
  • Canadian - 25%
  • Scottish - 21%
  • Irish - 20%
  • Italian - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 6%
  • 35 to 44 years - 14%
  • 45 to 54 years - 30%
  • 55 to 64 years - 29%
  • 65 to 74 years - 12%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 8%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 7%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 21%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 6%

Aurora Highlands Schools

Aurora Highlands has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 8 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving Aurora Highlands. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion, International Baccalaureate, Gifted/Talented Program, and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Aurora Highlands

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Aurora Highlands feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 9 parks in this neighbourhood, with 34 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 3.

Number of Parks

9

Number of Recreation Facilities

34

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 7
  • Rink - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 2
  • Volleyball Courts - 2
  • Basketball Courts - 5
  • Ball Diamonds - 5
  • Sports Fields - 5
  • Track - 1
  • Sports Courts - 4
  • Trails - 2
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Getting Around in Aurora Highlands

There are 67 transit stops in this neighbourhood. Rail stations include Aurora GO. In Aurora Highlands, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 24%
  • Commute to another city - 74%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 85%
  • Transit - 10%
  • Walk/bike - 3%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 22%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 21%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 14%
  • 60 minutes and over - 22%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 19%

Work and Education in Aurora Highlands

In Aurora Highlands, 41% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 75% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 5%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 4%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 4%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 5%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 11%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 9%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 14%
  • $200,000 and over - 22%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 18%
  • Management occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 10%
  • Educational services - 10%
  • Retail trade - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 66% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 28% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Aurora Highlands Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 27% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 72%
  • Semi-detached house - 5%
  • Duplex - 4%
  • Row house - 8%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 6%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 1%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 7%
  • Not condominium - 92%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 6%
  • 3 bedrooms - 32%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 57%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 20%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 34%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 21%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 16%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 85%
  • Renter - 14%
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