Drew Curran

Drew Curran

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Naperville

Naperville was voted the second-best place to live in the United States by Money magazine in 2006.  In a 2010 study, Naperville was named the wealthiest city in the Midwest and eleventh in the nation.  It is the fifth-largest city in Illinois, preceded by Chicago, Aurora, Rockford and Joliet. Approximately 95,000 Napervillians live on the DuPage County side, while about 45,000 reside on the Will County side. Naperville has evolved into an affluent city.

Distance to Downtown Chicago – 33 Miles
Average Drive Times

  • 39 Minutes to Chicago Loop
  • 31 Minutes to O’Hare Airport
  • 44 Minutes to Midway Airport

Schools

Two K-12 public school districts serve the city of Naperville (along with a number of private, parochial schools, including private schools in neighboring Aurora and Lisle). Within the state of Illinois, school districts are numbered by their county.

Naperville Community Unit School District 203 serves central Naperville (as well as portions of neighboring Lisle and Bolingbrook).

The district has two high schools: Naperville Central High School and Naperville North High School, four junior high schools and thirteen elementary schools within Naperville city limits. Additionally, the school district has one junior high and one elementary school located in Lisle.

Indian Prairie School District 204 and Neuqua Valley High School, along with five middle schools and 14 elementary schools from this district, are within Naperville city limits. In total, IPSD runs and maintains 3 high schools, 7 junior high schools, 21 elementary schools, 1 preschool, and 1 alternative high school. The district serves western and southwestern Naperville, along with eastern Aurora and parts of Bolingbrook and Plainfield.

Shopping & Dining

If you like shopping, great restaurants, entertainment and plenty of people watching,  you’ll love Naperville’s small town college feel with big time shopping and dining pop.  My favorite pizza place in town is Lou Malnati’s – one bite and I think you’ll agree.  Catch Thirty-Five is great if you want to step out and step it up a bit.  Everyone will find something delicious to eat for breakfast at Egg Harbor.  When I’m in burger mode, I head to Ted’s Montana Grill.  No matter where you wonder in downtown Naperville, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone.

Recreation

The Naperville Park District manages and provides leisure and recreational activities for Naperville and nearby residents. The  Park District manages over 2,400 acres of open space, including over 130 parks and four sports complexes. The Park District also manages two golf courses, Springbrook and Naperbrook. In addition, the Park District is responsible for the Naperville Riverwalk, construction of which began in 1981, marking the 150th anniversary of the first Joseph Naper’s settlement. Some of the other facilities managed by the Park District include:

  • Centennial Beach, adjacent to Centennial Park.
  • Two parks dedicated to skateboarding and in-line skating, at Frontier Sports Complex and Centennial Park.
  • Commissioners Park, which includes Naperville’s first official Cricket pitch, opened in 2006.
  • Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center
  • Community Garden Plots, located on West Street.
  • Knoch Knolls Park, which includes a small mountain biking trail and nine-hole frisbee golf course, located south between Ring Road and 95th Street.
  • Naperville Sportsman’s Club – Public trap shooting range

Hospitals & Medical Groups

Naperville Links Of Interest

Transportation

Naperville residents use automobiles as their main mode of transportation. The Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (the tolled portion of Interstate 88) runs near the north edge of Naperville with 3 exits serving the city at IL 59, Winfield Rd. (in Warrenville), and Naperville Rd. Interstate 55 runs about 5 miles south of the city, through Bolingbrook and Romeoville. People wishing to reach Naperville from I-55 exit at Weber Road and head north.

Naperville currently has three tracks belonging to the BNSF Railway that run through the north end of town, with passenger rail service provided by Metra and Amtrak. Amtrak’s three routes through Naperville are the Illinois Zephyr, the California Zephyr and the Southwest Chief.