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Welcome to Aurora, NY


Aurora is a town in central Erie County, bordered to the north by Elma, to the east by Wales, to the south by Colden and to the west by Orchard Park. Aurora, with about 14,000 residents, contains a village, East Aurora, which contains a home once owned by President Millard Fillmore. East Aurora also is the birthplace of the Arts and Crafts Movement, founded by Elbert Hubbard as a reformist community of craft workers and artists. Fisher-Price, maker of children’s toys, is headquartered in East Aurora.


East Aurora has an attractive downtown area lined with small shops. For a wider variety of retail shopping, residents of Aurora head to neighboring Orchard Park or, a bit further west, to the McKinley Mall in Hamburg. For grocery shopping, there’s a Tops Friendly Markets store on Grey Street in East Aurora. 

Recreation & Entertainment

If you’re a football fan, the Buffalo Bills play at Ralph Wilson Stadium in neighboring Orchard Park. The Aurora Theatre is a one-screen movie house in East Aurora. The Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora is the former country estate of the wealthy Knox family and spans more than 600 acres for plenty of outdoor activities

Transportation & Traffic

Route 20A runs east-west through the village of East Aurora. Route 400, known as the Aurora Expressway, runs north-south at the eastern edge of town.

Pros & Cons

This is a town with many historical attractions and a charming Main Street filled with shops. The heart of activity is in the village of East Aurora. The town is neighbors with Orchard Park, home of the Buffalo Bills. Winters can get very snowy here and in neighboring communities.