Naperville

374 reviews
  1. City in Illinois
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$377,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,290
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    5
    37
  • Robbery
    14
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121
    575
  • Theft
    977
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,512
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%

Reviews

374 reviews
  • Excellent
    97
  • Very Good
    180
  • Average
    89
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    2
Naperville is a pleasant city, with a decent population size. This town is fairly safe, I never felt afraid walking outside. The downtown area has some lovely shopping and eating choices, but can be a little pricey some times. This town is definitely for middle-upper-middle class families, generally white collar people. For children there are several great junior and high schools to attend that will prepare them for college should they choose to do so. unfortunately there is little in the way of anything else for them to do, it will be a little boring for them. Naperville is located close to several other towns and cities and about 45 minutes from Chicago, so you can always drive out to find some nice entertainment or family fun night! There is an abundance of fast food and housing can be a little pricey too. Overall, a decent white collar area.
  • Current Resident
  • 21 days ago
Naperville is a great place for families to live. The public schools have high educational standards and amazing teachers. There are activities and events around the community for families. The biggest area that needs improvement is the cost of living. Naperville is a very expensive place to live. Overall, Naperville has an amazing community!
  • Current Resident
  • 28 days ago
The atmosphere is mostly great! The only off-putting factor is the experience that comes with dealing with house-wives that do not do anything, except complain. I moved here with my family, and I would do it again. Naperville is in a great location, with local business around the corner and Chicago close by. In the future, I imagine Naperville blooming, even more than it does in the spring time. There is a great community feel, and I see the community coming together even more in coming years!
  • Niche User
  • Jan 17 2016