Crime & Safety
Naperville is a very safe city, but unfortunately, it doesn't have much to offer beyond that. Even though Naperville has fantastic public schools and it is one of the nicest suburbs to live in, there is suprisingly not that much to do. The city is awfully boring on Friday and Saturday nights, which is one of the biggest issues with the city. It also is expensive, including property. The location is close to Chicago, but not really close enough as commute time still can be brutal with all the traffic. Getting anywhere in Naperville during rush hour is a pain!
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.
I love the atmosphere that downtown Naperville has, especially in Summer. There is always so much going on, from music to art to store sales, that your calendar is full before the year even begins! There is a sense of community because of the school districts and the college and you are always being invited to something! The only downfall I would say that Naperville has are the strict nightlife and the high housing costs, which doesn't always benefit the students.