A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$379,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,308
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Naperville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109
    1
  • Theft
    991
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,468
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Naperville Reviews

431 reviews
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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!
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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.