Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
Average Drive Times
40 Minutes to Chicago Loop
39 Minutes to O’Hare Airport
43 Minutes to Midway Airport
As the oldest town in DuPage County, Naperville was the center of rural DuPage County life for over a century. By the 1970’s, it had become the fastest growing city in the with a population that tripled in two decades. At the heart of today’s I-88 ‘hi-tech corridor,’ the Naperville area is home to many modern research and development facilities, as well as corporations that generate thousands of jobs annually. A 50-block area of old Naperville, comprising some 650 vintage homes, has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. The central business district has also been restored to reflect the town’s pioneer heritage, and there are several noteworthy museums where historical exhibits and authentic replicas of 19th-century homes and buildings are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
RTA Metra provides regular express service to the Loop from two in-town stations. Bus service is available to both stations. Resident drivers are only minutes from I-88 and also within easy reach of I-55 to the south.
Seventeen grade schools (Districts 203 and 204), six junior and three senior high schools serve the community. Pre-schools, parochial grade schools and a number of acclaimed colleges are also available in town or neighboring suburbs.
Naperville’s 1,200-acre Park District has won the Sports Foundation gold medal for outstanding recreational programs and facilities. Many parks, jogging trails, picnic areas, beaches, forest preserves, and a beautiful tree sanctuary are also enjoyed here. Several public and private golf courses are found within the area. Created exclusively through local volunteer contributions, the celebrated Riverwalk is a unique linear park overlooking the DuPage River.
Naperville’s central business district is home to many charming shops and cafes, supplemented by a number of local plazas and shopping centers. Major regional malls include Fox Valley, Yorktown and Oak Brook Center.
Naperville’s Edward Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility, which has been recognized by the State of Illinois for optimum care to patients with life-threatening injuries.
Places of Worship
All major denominations are served in the immediate area.