Population: 145,789Median home value: $388,400 75 Ranks better than 83% of areas

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A+ Naperville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
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F Naperville Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% higher than Illinois
12626% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Naperville cost of living
A+ Naperville Crime Total crime is 49% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,25254% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8054% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Naperville crime
B+ Naperville Employment Household income is 87% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$110,676100% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,13961% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
Naperville employment
F Naperville Housing Home value is 122% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$388,400110% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,36043% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Naperville real estate or Naperville rentals
A- Naperville Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
61%25% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Naperville K-12 schools or Naperville colleges

Living in Naperville, IL

Naperville is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 145,789 people. In Naperville, there are 3,768 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (73% White). Given that fact, Naperville could be considered less diverse than other cities. Naperville is known to be family friendly as more than 87% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 49% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Naperville, Illinois. With useful information like amenities, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Naperville and in the areas around Naperville is a much easier task.

Naperville has a livability score of 75/100 and is ranked #88 in Illinois and #4,969 in the USA. Based on this score, Naperville would be considered a very livable city! If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Naperville ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A-) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Naperville. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and housing (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Naperville, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Naperville: Riverwalk, Hollywood Palms Cinema, and Dupage Children's Museum.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Naperville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 92 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Assuming that Naperville meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Naperville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Naperville are simply unattainable. The median home price for Naperville homes is $388,400, which is 122.2% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Naperville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 16.7% higher than the Illinois average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Naperville were 3.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.8%.

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Get Railroaded in Naperville

On June 7 traveling with my daughter and her son I drove her car to the Naperville commuter station. I parked in the public lot north of the station in stall #829. I then went to the station to pay on the machine for parking. I showed parked in stall 329 in the machine rather than 829. I did in fact pay for parking.I was issued a parking citation and on June 27 I appealed the citation and with the appeal I included my receipt for parking which clearly shows stall number 329 on 6/7/17 the date of the citation. It also shows that I paid $2.05 with my credit card. I would understand one questioning why it took me 20 days to reply to this ticket. We live in an adjoining state and after visiting your rotten stuck up city on our way home my wife met us to picked me up and my daughter continued on her way home. I left the citation in her car and was not able to get it again until I saw her on 6/24/17.I understand that it would be my responsibility to input the correct parking stall number into the machine. But having shown proof of payment with my receipt included with my appeal I fail to understand why Sgt. Zook would deny my appeal. It seems that I showed proof of payment and had simply made a human error.I called on 6/29 after receiving the denial to the traffic division and spoke to the administrative assistant. She informed me that my next step would be to request a court date. I told her that I understood but that I live 6 hr. away and that would not be practical for me. But then again I did not like having to pay for a parking violation that I did not actually commit having made every effort to pay for parking and then attaching my receipt to my appeal. She transferred me to Sgt. Zook’s office phone and I left a detailed message. I have not heard back from him because I am sure he thinks he is an important son of a bitch and doesn't need to reply to the general public.I then sent an email to Chief Marshall copied Mr. Micheal DiSanto as I would believe that the City Attorney would not feel it in his best interest to take this case to court. In that email I included the citation, receipt for parking, and my credit card statement showing payment of $2.05 to the city of Naperville. I would have also copied Sgt. Zook but the email he sent was no-reply and I could not find an email address for him. I had hope that we could resolve this matter and I would not be ask to take the expense to travel to your bankrupt state to defend myself. Realizing that it would be cheaper for me to pay the fine than to travel I got a letter today from Chief Marshall stating that the citation will not be withdrawn. I will never travel to your city again nor spend one red cent within it's limits. I will also pass this along to many of my friends who travel to the Chicago area.
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A Naperville, IL Welcome

During my road trip of 2008, I visited Naperville, IL. One of my good friends has lived in Naperville for almost his entire life. I was pretty excited about the visit because the fabulous city of Chicago is about 30 miles to the west, with this in mind, I figured Naperville was going to be a spectacular treat.

When I first pilled into Naperville, I had to stop to get gasoline, because I was getting low. While fueling up, an elderly couple in a mini van pulled up right behind my vehicle. They noticed my out of state plates and engaged me in conversation. I drove out of the service station feeling that if they were a sign of the people in Naperville, I was in for a nice visit to this city. Turns out, I was correct as the people of Naperville did not disappoint. I found them to be very friendly people and easy to engage in conversation, unlike folks from big cities.

While I was not impressed with the nightlife, I found that Naperville had an impressive Theater District. You can have dinner and then take in a live show over at North Central College. They even have a comedy spot, called the Comedy Shrine. I would have to rate this is one of the best places I have visited because of the wonderful people and the entertainment over at the Theater District.
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Source: The Naperville, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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