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Much of Naperville's housing consists of subdivisions with recreational facilities, such as tennis courts and neighborhood pools. Naperville apartments are abundant and can be found in large complexes with lavish amenities or mid-size buildings with more modest trappings. Both single-family homes and condominiums are also available for rent in Naperville. Naperville has many apartments available in various styles, floorplans, and sizes. This is as much a rental community as an owning community.
In case you missed it, Naperville, IL, was named the second-best place to live in the United States by Money magazine in 2006. And for a good reason: with excellent public schools, corporate campuses with jobs galore, and charming downtown, Naperville has been a model for other suburbs striving to achieve the same vibrancy and community. Hence, Naperville apartments have it all.
The city was first established when Joseph Naper founded a settlement on the DuPage River in the 1830s. It remained a rural farming community until the 1960s when the population rose steadily. The 1980s marked the beginning of a period of spectacular growth. The city has quadrupled in size over the past few decades as access to Chicago and the Chicagoland suburbs has improved with the construction of both Interstate 88 (the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway), which pierces through the northern edge of the city, and Interstate 355 (the Veteran's Memorial Tollway) which runs a few miles to the east. Only 30 miles from downtown Chicago, Naperville apartments for rent continue to attract a wide range of engineering, manufacturing, and research and development-oriented corporations, contributing to its booming local job market.
Naperville straddles the DuPage River, which meanders from its northern tip to its southern quarter. Nestled against the river's west bank, Naperville's cozy downtown area is a hub of activity. The city center comprises 16 square blocks populated with shops and restaurants, including more than a few national retailers and local boutiques. Most big-box retailers and fast food joints are located along Route 59, while car dealerships and local businesses line Ogden Avenue. But the pride and joy of the city may be its Riverwalk, which offers nearly two miles of scenic pathways, fountains, bridges, outdoor sculptures, and recreational opportunities. In Naperville, local public transportation is limited, so most renters drive to the downtown area and roam the small grid of pedestrian-friendly streets on foot.
Dining in Naperville
Naperville apartment renters can choose national and regional franchises downtown Naperville or along Route 59. Some local favorites include Catch 35, Deeta’s Bakery, and Biaggi’s.
Nightlife in Naperville
Downtown remains a steady draw for Naperville residents to stroll the Riverwalk or watch the movies. Top Golf is an all-in-one stop for sports, drinks, and food that draws in visitors from all over the Chicago area. Solemn Oath Brewery is a stop along northern Illinois’ craft beer trail, and their taproom pours pints fresh from the tanks.
Coffee in Naperville
The Craftsman in downtown Naperville is a draw for locals with its rustic industrial interior and all-day menu, including coffee from nearby Two Brothers’ Brewing Co., which is recognized across the Chicago region for their artisanal beers, but they brew coffee as well.