CLICK FOR PROPERTIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN NAPERVILLE IL
Just 28 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago and The Loop, the Village of Naperville, IL straddles both DuPage and Will Counties; therefore, approximately 95,000 Napervillians live in DuPage County and about 40,000 live in Will County.
Founded in 1831 by Joseph Naper , the town was called Naper's Settlement and in 1938 it became the county seat of DuPage County when it split from Cook County, where the City of Chicago is located. Then in 1857, the town was incorporated as the Village of Naperville. Today, Naperville is the fourth largest city in Illinois, behind Chicago, neighboring Aurora, and Rockford.
Economic Growth and Development
The Naperville Development Partnership is a public/private economic development organization which promotes business interests in the City of Naperville. Its mission is to enhance the economic vitality and maintain Naperville’s outstanding quality of life by attracting, retaining and expanding existing businesses, The Partnership’s board of directors includes representation from leaders in the business community as well as the City of Naperville, the Naperville School Districts 203 and 204, the Naperville Park District, and the Naperville Township. So, if you’re looking to relocate to this area, you will find that Naperville homes for sale have provided excellent housing opportunities for your family.
Naperville is home to two nationally recognized public school systems and a number of highly rated private schools. Average scores on standardized tests, such as the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) Program and ACT and SAT college entrance examinations, rank among the highest in the state and in the nation year after year. Additionally, graduation rates for students far exceed state and national averages.
There are plenty of opportunities for higher education at North Central College , which is located in the heart of downtown Naperville. NCC has been an integral part of the Naperville community for over 125 years. There are also a number of other Illinois higher education institutions which have primary or satellite facilities in and around Naperville to assist the residents with the post secondary education.
Things to Do in Naperville
Whether you are looking for quality healthcare or diverse worship opportunities, Naperville offers a number of resources to meet the unique needs of each resident. And if volunteerism is your preference there are hundreds of service clubs and volunteer opportunities, so getting involved is easy.
In 2007 the DuPage River Trail opened for pedestrians and bicyclists. The trail stretches from the DuPage River Sports Complex (on the boundary between Naperville and Bolingbrook, Illinois) through Knoch Knolls Park, which lies south of the DuPage/Will county line, to the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville.
The Naperville Park District manages over 2,400 acres of open space and provides leisure and recreational activities for Naperville and nearby residents. Included in the Park District are more than 130 parks and four sports complexes. You will also find two golf courses, and the Naperville Riverwalk.
Some of the other facilities managed by the Park District include parks for skateboarding and inline skating, a park for Cricket, a community Center, a community garden, and even a 9-hole Frisbee® golf course.
Home Sweet Home
A predominantly rural community for most of its existence, Naperville has been experiencing a population explosion, starting in the 1960s. In the past few decades, it has nearly quadrupled in size as newly-relocating corporations have brought thousands of jobs to the area and created a demand for Naperville homes for sale for newly arriving residents. Numerous houses, townhomes, and condos now dot the Naperville landscape. Prices range from quite modestly priced, to expensive. With the diversity of residential opportunities, you are assured to find just the right place to call home!