Naperville is a city within the DuPage and Will counties of the state of Illinois. It is located 28 miles west of Chicago and is neighbored by Aurora, Joliet, and Rockford. As the fifth largest city in the state, it is a vibrant city, thriving as one of the best communities to live, raise children, and retire.
Naperville was founded by Joseph Naper in 1831 on the West Bank of the DuPage River. Over time, Naper’s Settlement was incorporated as the Village of Naperville in 1857 and became a city in 1890. Through most of the 20th century, Naperville was a rural community, and it wasn’t until the 1960s that it encountered a population explosion leading to growing corporations, which lead to jobs and wealth. Also, the construction of the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway and the North-South Tollway made this city accessible,
Today, Naperville is home to excellent schools, the best public library system in the country, copious healthcare options, and an exceptionally low crime rate, making it one of the safest places to live in the state. The city features high tech firms, retailers and factories, as well as small businesses. Residents also enjoy wonderful parks, diverse places for worship, and a thriving downtown shopping and dining area. The area has beautiful single-family homes as well as apartments in a peaceful, safe community.