As the third most populated city in the state of Colorado, Aurora has a population of 324,655 people. It is part of the Denver metropolitan area. The area has a large military presence that has existed since the early 20th century.
During the summer, temperatures in Aurora tend to be hot and humid, with the average highs over 100 degrees. Winter time temperatures are comfortable, with temperatures ranging between 75 and 85 degrees. July tends to be the hottest month; December the coldest. Visitors to the city have several transportation options. There is a light rail system operating in Aurora, as well as a public bus system. Taxi cabs can also get travelers to their destination, as well as car rentals.