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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Naperville, Illinois

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Where to Retire in Naperville and Home Prices

There are active communities in the area. The National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price to be $318,100, in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin area during the 4th quarter of 2021.

What Is Special about Naperville

Like many midwestern towns that have great pride of place, Naperville supports its public institutions. The Naperville Public Library has been ranked number one in the United States several years running.

What Is Not Special about Naperville

Cold, snowy winters and high property taxes

Climate and Physical Environment

Located close to Chicago, you know winters will be cold. January's average temperature is 24 degrees and July's average is 73 degrees. Naperville gets about 30 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many restaurants in Naperville including pizza shops, wineries and upscale dining. with many getting great reviews from The cultural scene here is alive and well with the Center Stage Theater, BrightSide Theatre, Naperville Community Concert Center, and North Central College Fine and Performing Arts. Naperville also has several sites on the National Register of Historic Places, many parks, and the River Walk, considered the "crown jewel" of Naperville, which is a 1.75 trail along the West Branch of the DuPage River and features brick paths, fountains, bridges, artwork, and recreational opportunities.


The crime rate in Naperville is very low.

Medical Facilities

Edward Hospital is located here along with other medical facilities, and nearby Chicago offers health services of all kinds.


There is bus service here along with train stops for easy access to Chicago. International airports are in Chicago, about 25 miles away.

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