Naperville Relocation Guide
Naperville is the oldest city in DuPage County and its residents
are proud of their heritage. Naperville began as a small settlement of 180 residents
in 1831 and is now home to 145,000 residents. Throughout this growth Naperville
has maintained a superior quality of life and a caring volunteer spirit among its
residential and business communities. So whether you’re looking for somewhere to
start a business, start a family or start your retirement, Naperville has it all
Early business leaders believed in their community and that same spirit is still
evident today. Organizations like the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and Naperville
Development Partnership contribute greatly to the success of the business climate.
Naperville is home to nearly 5,000 businesses, employing more than 60,000 workers
with jobs and thousands more more home based business.
With it's excellent geographic, demographic and friendly business climate, Naperville
is fortunate to be home to businesses ranging in economic size from Fortune 500
companies to family owned businesses in our
Naperville is home to a highly educated and entrepreneurial business community and
we have been identified as one of the top five places in the country to start a
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to have 2,000 businesses as
Members. For businesses that can help you start, improve or expand your business
search, use our
directory and get engaged with our thriving business community.
Naperville's strong community is one of the best places to bring up a family in
Chicagoland. Our community supports a wide variety of community service organizations,
chamber sponsored groups such as the Young Professionals, and
places of worship for a wide range of cultures and faiths.
Every year we are recognized as the winner or leading contender for All-America
City and/or American's Most Livable City honors. Naperville Public Libraries have
been ranked #1 in our population category every year by the HAPLR Index (Hennen's
American Public Library Rankings). You can tune into Naperville's own
community TV station and attend dozens of family-orientated
We boast some of the best parks in the region: Each year the
Naperville Park District welcomes 1.7 million visitors to its 2400 acres that
include 130 parks, preservation areas, and greenways; two golf courses; Centennial
Beach aquatic facility; the Downtown Riverwalk; and a skate park and in-line skating
With more than 200 distinct neighborhoods with homes ranging from single family
and condos, to historic homes and custom builds, Naperville offers a variety of
choices when looking for a new home.
Many neighborhoods also have active homeowner associations which
work together with the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation.
Searching for a custom home? Visit the
Naperville Partnership website to view some of Naperville's most unique homes
and learn more about their regular custom home tours.
also offers plenty of choices for education at all levels.
Higher education options include North Central College, Dupaul University - Naperville
campus, the College of DuPage and the nearby Benedictine University in Lisle.
Naperville is fortunate to be served by two outstanding public school districts:
203, with two high schools, five junior high schools and thirteen elementary
schools, and Indian
Prairie District 204 with three high schools, six middle schools and 14 elementary
schools. Naperville's public high schools are ranked as some of the best in the
Chicago region and have consistently made
top 1300 schools list.
In addition, parents have the choice of several parochial and secular private
schools in the area. All of these institutions consistently rank high in standardized
test scores and provide children from kindergarten through senior high a wide variety
of extracurricular activities.
Hospital has over 300 beds and a dedicated cancer hospital . The affiliated
Edward Heart Hospital was recently named one of the top
hospitals in the US by Thompson Reuters. Other
health care facilities include the Rush Copley Medical Center and the DuPage
Medical Group health centers.
One of DuPage County's fastest growing sectors of employment is the healthcare
industry. With the construction of a state of the art
Proton Therapy facility to provide residents and consumers with first-rate access
to emerging healthcare, and a plethora of other facilities, being close to Naperville
means you'll have access to some of the best medicinal resources in the world. The
Chamber is proud to have scores of outstanding practices and businesses in this
Did you know? In our region there is a shortage of qualified employees to fill
the demands of the healthcare industry. Be sure to investigate the dozens of educational
institutions that offer you the access to one of the 21st century's most needed
Thanks to Metra
rail link, and proximity to the express way, Naperville is a top choice for commuters
to downtown Chicago. But keep in mind that there are plenty of employment opportunities
in the Naperville area as well. Our top employers include Edward Hospital, Nicor
Gas, BP, ConAgra Foods, Kraft Foods and Alcatel Lucent.
Thinking of starting or relocating a business in Naperville? The local
offer free business consultation and advice for small businesses. As the largest
suburban Chamber in Illinois, the
Naperville Area Chamber of
Commerce provides hundreds of networking opportunities, business education seminars
and marketing opportunities.
Naperville thinks green!
Programs include one of the most successful renewable energy programs in the
country, curbside recycling for every single-family home, and recycling drop off
centers. Both our
Metra train service and
Pace bus service
offer special programs for commuters with bicycles.