Places to Call Home | Aurora MO

Nestled in the heart of southwest Missouri is a small town known as Aurora.

Situated on a high plateau, the city’s nickname is “The Summit City of the Ozarks,” and its location offers residents closeness to natural areas such as the Mark Twain Natural Forest which provide opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.


According to the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, it was in May of 1870 when a congregational minister named Stephan Elliot and his wife Anna acknowledged before a notary public the plot of a new town to be named Aurora on the forty acres of farmland he bought after the end of the Civil War. By 1880, the city was thriving with a drug store, two general stores, two grocers, four blacksmiths, four churches, tow wagon makers, and a physician.

Today the city is home to more than 7,400 residents, many businesses, and active civic groups.


When it comes to Aurora’s homes, there is something for almost everyone as the properties range in price and features. Architectural styles include Arts & Crafts, Traditional, and Victorian, and features may include an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, hardwood floors, and a walk-out basement.


Whether you want to eat out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the city has several restaurants that will meet your needs. Options include Aurora Family Restaurant, Your Pizza Place, and Madison Avenue Bistro.

If you would like to call Aurora home, please contact us. We will help you find a great place to put down roots for years to come.

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