Best Places to Live

Naperville, IL

Population: 145,058
LIV
SCORE
605

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A suburb of Chicago and ranked among America’s safest cities, Naperville features a median household income that tops $110,000, and a median home value is around $375,000. The local economy is strong in sectors like advanced manufacturing, education, healthcare and technology; in fact, Naperville is situated within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor that stretches along Interstate 88.

Edward Hospital is the city’s largest employer, and the education sector earns high marks with more than a half-dozen satellite college campuses located here. The community has several popular retailers and restaurants, and a Naperville River Walk is called the city’s “Crown Jewel” for its 1.75 miles of brick paths, fountains, bridges and outdoor sculptures.

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Naperville, IL Ranking Data

Civic
92
Demographics
48
Economy
37
Education
82
Health
75
Housing
36
Infrastructure
40