Freelancers, entrepreneurs and remote workers now can now enjoy a shared professional coworking space in the heart of downtown Aurora, IL.
Coworking is a worldwide trend of freelancers, remote workers, startups and independent professionals working in shared work spaces as an alternative to renting their own office or working from home. It keeps expenses low while still providing a professional work environment.
Coworking gets people people out of the distractions of their home or neighborhood coffee shop, and into an environment that provides opportunity for collaboration, inspiration and supportive community.
There are nearly a hundred coworking spaces in Chicago but still only a handfull outside of the city.
Metropolitan Coworking is the first shared office space of it’s kind in Aurora.
It is centrally located in the heart of historic downtown Aurora, IL on Stolp Island in the Fox River. For all we know, it may be the only coworking space on an island in the United States!
The workspace is beautiful with hardwood floors throughout, exposed brick walls, high ceilings and big windows that provide natural light throughout the day. The walls are decorated with new artwork each month provided by Emergent Gallery.
There are reserved desks up front for people who want to work in the same space each day. In the coworking room is an open shared workspace with tables and desks throughout. Just find a good spot, open your laptop and get to work.
You might get a spot with a river view and if weather permits, step outside onto the patio overlooking the Fox River.
Metropolitan also has a conference room and an open space well suited for events. It can host business meetings, seminars, community groups or even a birthday party. There’s a kitchen and two restrooms available. Outside is on street parking and there’s a parking garage one block away.
Lively downtown location
Downtown Aurora, IL has much to offer: historic architecture, riverfront scenery, family owned businesses, restaurants, theaters, museums, festivals, art, live music and more.
Now anyone can afford a shared office space in the heart of it all.
I would recommend solopreneurs and consultants give coworking a try. I am a coworking advocate and I love working at Metropolitan because of it’s friendly community and prime downtown location. I get to work downtown in the city I love surround by art, culture and friends.
Even though I have the option to work at home, working at Metropolitan Coworking provides me inspiration and happiness. Wouldn’t you like your workplace to do that too?
Are you interested in learning more or becoming a member of Metropolitan Coworking?
Metropolitan Coworking is a shared work space in downtown Aurora IL offering a professional office environment, a supportive community, and all the tools needed to work efficiently at an affordable cost.
Metropolitan Coworking offers shared office space at various membership levels, allowing you to join us by the day, week, month or annually.
We also offer you a stylish loft style event space (with kitchen) and a conference room available for rental.
Metropolitan Coworking is named after the building we inhabit, the historic Metropolitan College Building, on Downer Place in Downtown Aurora IL.
This building was built in 1915 by architect Eugene Malmer and has interesting parapet detail design and window detailing. Malmer also designed the Sherer Building across the street. Both buildings were owned by Joseph Stolp Sherer, grandson of early pioneer Joseph Stolp, the islands namesake. View photos
Metropolitan Coworking is located at 14 West Downer in Downtown Aurora, a vibrant community of businesses, arts, live work spaces, condos, coffee shops, restaurants, river activities, the Paramount Theatre, Rivers Edge Park, and the Hollywood Casino.
Over the past several years the downtown area has been going through a renaissance. There are more buildings being converted to live work spaces, more young couples walking their dogs at night, and a vibrancy I have not seen in this neighborhood in the past 16 years.
Aurora’s downtown neighborhood has the lowest crime rate, in this the second largest city in Illinois. First Friday Art Festivals every month of the year are visited by thousands of people. It has dress boutiques, architects, a new library, and interior design firms.
Downtown now has a professional and relaxing shared space for the individual or small business person to work.