Welcome to Naperville
With all the amenities of a modern city, and all the charm of a small town, Naperville truly is the premier community in which to live, work and play.
Naperville, the thriving western Chicago suburb that seamlessly blends big-city amenities and a thriving business sector with a quintessential small-town quality of life. From the tree-lined streets of downtown teeming with numerous shopping and dining options to the thriving retail and restaurant district located in the southern part of Naperville, this community has it all. Come experience the civic, cultural, artistic and athletic events that make this community a nationally known treasure.
Since 1997, Naperville has been named among the top five "kid-friendliest" cities in the nation according to Zero Population Growth. Naperville is home to two nationally recognized public school systems and a number of highly rated private schools. Average scores on standardized tests, such as the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) Program and ACT and SAT college entrance examinations, consistently rate among the highest in the state and in the nation. Additionally, graduation rates far exceed state and national averages. North Central College, in the heart of downtown has been an integral part of the Naperville community for more than 125 years. A number of other higher education institutions have primary or satellite facilities in and around Naperville providing residents an opportunity to advance their learning.
Recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top communities in which to settle down, raise a family and retire, Naperville has made headlines for its outstanding quality of life. Our picturesque, quaint city combines the values and charm of small-town life with the vibrancy and boldness of a modern, thriving economic powerhouse in the Chicago area.