Explore the Fox Valley!
Originally established as "Naper's
Settlement" and now the fourth largest city in the state,
Naperville was founded in July, 1831 by Joseph Naper. Once a
predominantly rural community, the city experienced an incredible
population explosion during the latter part of the 20th century.
After the construction of the East-West (I-88) and North-South
(I-294) Tollways, the city has nearly quadrupled in size, as
Chicagoland's urban sprawl has brought large corporations such as
Bell Labs, Western Electric, Amoco Labs, Nalco Chemical, Nicor,
Tellabs, ConAgra's Grocery divisional offices and OfficeMax, along
with numerous job opportunities and wealth to the area.
Along with its high ranking as
one of the "100 best places to live in the United States" and
distinction as being voted "Most Kid-Friendly City in America" (by
Zero Population Growth"), Naperville has a multitude of reasons for
which to be proud: great schools - primary, secondary and post-secondary, ample
opportunities for recreation, trails for pedestrians and bicyclists,
abundant shopping - with lots of free parking - a multitude of
excellent dining opportunities and affordable housing all make
Naperville a destination worth considering.
Easy access to Naperville is
just one more reason to take a look at
this vibrant northern Illinois city which, according to the Chamber
of Commerce:" is a wonderful place to live, work and do business"
and according to the mayor: "Itís a wonderful place to spend a day,
a week, or the rest of your life."