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    Naperville Real Estate

    Welcome to Naperville!  Naperville was voted the 2nd best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006.  In 2013 Kiplinger rated Naperville the 1st best city for early retirement.

    Naperville History

    Joseph Naper and his family arrived on the west bank of the DuPage River in 1831—which would be known as Naper’s Settlement.  Naper’s settlement was incorporated as the village of Naperville in 1857.  It was then reincorporated as a city in 1890.

    Population: 144,864

    Arts/ Entertainment: Things To Do

    The city of Naperville hosts different special events/ festivals throughout the year—like the Naperville Winter Ale Fest in February or the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March.

    Naperville Public Library (ranked #1 in the U.S. each year from 1999-2010)

    Naperville Independent Film Festival

    DuPage Children’s Museum


    The Naperville Park District manages/ provides over 2,400 acres—including 130 parks and 4 sports complexes.

    Naperville Riverwalk

    Naperville Farmer’s Market Association

    Famers Market at St. John’s


    Springbrook Golf Course

    Naperbrook Golf Course


    Local Transit


    Naperville has 3 different tracks that belong to the BNSF Railway.  Passengers can catch the Metra (Aurora to Chicago Union Station and Amtrak (travels to different parts of the country).

    Roads/ Highways

    Naperville gives access to many different major roads/highways that lead to Chicago and other areas.  I-88 runs near the north edge of Naperville, while i-55 runs south of the city.


    Naperville’s Educational Opportunities

    Grades K-8

    Naperville Community Unit School District 203

    Indian Prairie School District 204


    High School

    Community Unit School District 200

    Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202


    Higher Education

    North Central College

    Northern Illinois University

    DePaul University

    College of DuPage

    DeVry University

    Governors State University

    Northwestern College


    Naperville Area Healthcare

    Edward Hospital

    Good Samaritan Hospital