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History of Auraria
Auraria, Denver’s oldest neighborhood, predates the city’s establishment, and its history neatly encompasses the city’s founding, its development, and its redevelopment as a modern urban center. As a contemporary Denver neighborhood, Auraria is synonymous with the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC), which opened in 1976. It is home to the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver.
Auraria Community Amenities
Auraria is at the heart of Denver and is very accessible to many travel destinations. You can visit museums like the Children’s Museum of Denver or the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The Pepsi Center is inside Auraria, and the Sports Authority Field at Mile High is just across the river. You can also visit the Elitch Gardens and Downtown Aquarium both of which are within the neighborhood. There are also several dining and shopping areas nearby for your day to day needs. There are regular events at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and The Colorado Convention Center that you can check out as well. The mile-high city has especially great weather with 300 days of the year being sunny. As a result, this makes the city perfect for outdoor activities you can enjoy with friends and family.
Auraria Campus is an educational facility located near downtown Denver, Colorado in the United States. The campus houses facilities of three separate universities and colleges: the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), Community College of Denver (CCD), and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver).