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Naperville, IL is located a little less than an hour west of Chicago and is home to over 125,000 residents. The average age of those living in Naperville is 39 and the median household income is just under $120,000. Nearly half of the town’s residents are married with children with the other half being made up mostly of married adults. Overall crime rates are significantly lower than neighboring Chicago and just slightly higher than the average for DuPage County.
The average Naperville, IL home price averages just over $300,000 and about 3% of homes sold in the area during last six months. Real estate in Naperville, IL offers an average sale price of $162 per square foot, which is significantly higher than that of the remainder of the state. Cost of living in the Naperville area is slightly more than 90k and unemployment is just under the current national average.
Naperville has many things to offer its residents and is ranked in the top cities in the nation in which to retire, live and raise children. One of the most popular attractions is Centennial Beach which hosts around 2,500 visitors on a typical summer day. It offers six acres of park facilities in a secured, fence-enclosed area. It has been designed to accommodate swimmers of all ages, with a variety of water features and swimming depths.
The city also offers a variety of annual events, including the famed Ribfest that takes place around the Independence Day celebration. With a variety of music acts, food and fun for the whole family, this is a popular attraction for the people of the city and those in the surrounding areas.
Several theaters and museums are sprinkled throughout the area and are certain to appeal to anyone’s creative and artistic sides. The many parks in the area host annual runs and walks to maintain the fitness of the residents and to raise awareness of certain topics of interest.
Education in Naperville is very important and schools are ranked extremely high according to greatschools.org. Some of the best schools are Danielle-Joy Peterson Elementary School and Oliver Julian Kendall Elementary schools. All in all, Naperville has 65 schools to choose from and each is ranked well amongst both parents and researchers.
There are two general school districts in Naperville with the vast majority of children attending either Community Unit School District 203 or Indian Prairie School District 204. However, for students on the outer lying edges of the city, Community Unit School District 200 and Plainfield community Consolidated School District 202 may be available instead.
The city offers the best public library system in the country from which its nationally accredited schools can draw knowledge from. This system comes in extremely handy when high school kids begin studying for the SAT and the ACT. The scores for these tests for kids living in Naperville are amongst the highest in both the state in the nation, with 64% of residents obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
Naperville has been amongst one of the most ‘kid friendly’ cities in the nation and both its major school districts are nationally recognized. Private schools in the area are also highly rated. The city is home to North Central College, which has called Naperville its home for over 125 years. Residents can also advance their learning at one of the many satellite locations for several accredited higher education institutions that have locations in the city as well.
Naperville, IL is a vibrant city that has many things to offer to visitors and the residents who live there. It has also been named one of the best locations in the nation to start a business of your own. With its top notch city government system, it is also one of the safest cities in the state of Illinois.