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Naperville

Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city's diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community.

Street in downtown Naperville
Shot of downtown Naperville
Overhead view of Naperville carillon
Google map image of Naperville
Size

39.32 sq mi

Population

144,864

Counties

DuPage, Will

Established

1831

Naperville is good for business.

Naperville supports a strong economic environment, annually ranking among the state's highest revenue generators.

Second Best Place to Live in the U.S.

Niche, 2017

Among the nation's safest cities

USA Today, 2014

One of the wealthiest cities in the midwest.

Portfolio.com, 2010
Rosebud

Rosebud

Bustling Italian landmark featuring classic pasta, chicken & veal dishes plus an ample wine list.

EMPIRE

Modern spot for elevated comfort fare, cocktails, wine & craft brews, plus a year-round roof deck.

Egg Harbor Cafe

Casual daytime dining chain serving American comfort food in family-friendly surroundings.

Lou Malnati's Pizza

Home of the Best Deep Dish Pizza in the Chicagoland area.

Jimmy's Grill

Relaxed neighborhood watering hole featuring a menu of American pub grub & a patio.

Potter's Place

Hopping, bi-level Mexican restaurant & martini bar, with a spacious patio & regular live music.

Front Street Cantina

Casual chain restaurant offering traditional Mexican fare & an array of drinks in a low-key setting.

Quigley's Irish Pub

Upscale, wood-trimmed tavern for classic Irish fare & bar bites, live music, pub quizzes & pints.

Sharkos BBQ

Rustic Americana decor & communal tables feature at this contemporary BBQ spot with outdoor seats.

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Click here to visit the City of Naperville website.

Riverwalk

Riverwalk

Classic urban park offering a playground, ice rink, trails, horseshoe pit & a paddle boat pier.

Millenium Carillon

Modern tower featuring a 72-bell musical instrument & panoramic views from its observation deck.

The Last Fling

A family friendly event over Memorial Day weekend to say farewell to summer.

Memorial Day Celebrations

The City of Naperville dedicating a parade for veterans and to remember those who made sacrifices for our country.

DuPage Children's Museum

Play & education center for young children, with numerous fun & experimental activities plus a cafe.

Centennial Beach

Aquatic Park in the heart of Downtown Naperville.

Naper Settlement Museum

An outdoor history museum featuring of a collection of thirty historical buildings and structures.

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