A vibrant, hip Chicago suburb offering world-class cuisine.

Welcome to Naperville

A vibrant, hip Chicago suburb offering world-class cuisine.
The hip and urban area of Naperville makes for an excellent commuter neighborhood. There are terrific schools and parks in town, with a vibrant downtown to enjoy and plenty of restaurants. The city’s primary suburban, ranch-style residences feature beautifully landscaped lawns and two-story facades. 

What to Love

  • Wide variety of cuisine choices
  • Home to several nature preserves and parks
  • Excellent schools and a park district
  • Various festivals and attractions

Local Lifestyle 

As a suburb of Chicago, Naperville offers residents a vibrant and lively atmosphere close to big-city amenities. However, the city boasts a strong sense of community, and many locals are found visiting parks, attending festivals, and taking advantage of their community’s delicious cuisines. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Sullivan's Steakhouse is a swanky spot to enjoy dinner and live music in Naperville. Though they're known for their steak selections, you can also find cheesesteak egg rolls, crab cakes, crab-stuffed shrimp, and broiled salmon on the menu, among other things. Santo Cielo serves similar selections, but their most popular menu item is the blueberry cheesecake. 
Catch 35 is a seafood restaurant with an Asian-inspired menu. Enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in their chic clubhouse or patio. Fiammé is beloved for wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes. This Italian restaurant offers unique outdoor seating that's comfortable and fun. 
For Italian cuisine, try La Sorella di Francesca. The elegant venue is well-liked for its pasta and pizza dishes, in particular. Their wine and cocktail offerings vary by season, ensuring unique creations that create memorable culinary experiences. The restaurant also boasts a wonderful dessert menu for those with a sweet tooth, which includes gelato, chocolate torte, candied apple crostata, and sundaes. 
River Square is one of the top shopping destinations in town. A variety of stores, eateries, and service-based businesses fill the area. Up the road, you'll find independent spaces for high-profile brands like Nike, Apple, and Lululemon.

Things to Do

Centennial Beach is a great place to visit for those who want to enjoy nature in Naperville. The water-filled quarry is historic to the area and features plenty of green space and picnic tables. Riverwalk Park is another favorite spot for nature enthusiasts. Besides its quarry and numerous trails, the park offers incredible natural beauty and landscaping perfect for pictures. Afterward, visit the DuPage Children's Museum, whose interactive exhibits and hands-on displays make this a great place to visit for families. 
Festivals and events abound in Naperville. Attend the Naperville Ribfest in June for great food, drinks, and live music, or stop by the Naperville Last Fling, a Labor Day festival consisting of carnival games, food vendors, live music, a parade, and special events. 
Learn about the area’s rich history at the Naper Settlement. It spans 12 acres and features an indoor and outdoor museum. Numerous outbuildings and gardens are on the property, as well as historical artifacts. Many people enjoy the Christmas market held here every winter. 


The Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and 204 serve the community of Naperville. Top-rated schools and colleges in the area include:
  • Naperville Christian Academy
  • North Central College


Overview for Naperville, IL

149,013 people live in Naperville, where the median age is 39.3 and the average individual income is $62,001. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Naperville, IL

Naperville has 53,234 households, with an average household size of 2.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Naperville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 149,013 people call Naperville home. The population density is 3,811.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.53 / 50.47%

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Around Naperville, IL

There's plenty to do around Naperville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shred415 Naperville, Phoenix Sports Empire, and Embody Movement Pilates Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 1.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.05 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.95 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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