Situated 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, IL is a city that spans both Will and DuPage County.
For the approximately 147,682 residents, the city has a lot to offer, including the nationwide accolades it frequently receives.
This includes the city’s 2019 ranking as the #5 Safest Cities in America, as well as No. 1 Public Library in the U.S. ranking for the last 10 years and 2018 No. 1 Best City to Live in IL.
Students living in Naperville attend Naperville Community Unit School District 203.
This top-rated school system educates 16,711 students in grades PreK through 12th, spread throughout one early childhood center, 14 elementary schools, 5 junior high schools, and 2 high schools, Naperville Central and Naperville North.
The school system prides itself on helping students develop a lifelong passion for learning as self-directed learners, collaborative workers, quality producers, complex thinkers, and community contributors.
All students in grades 2-12 are issued a Google Chromebook to facilitate their education.
Naperville North High school was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only 24 public or private schools in IL to earn this coveted distinction.
Both high schools have a graduation rate greater than 96.9% and offer students numerous opportunities to participate in extracurricular sports, arts, and clubs.
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Naperville Parks and Recreation
Naperville residents have access to more than 100 public parks, ranging from the Nike Sports Complex to Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve.
The Nike Sports Complex is perfect for organized and spur-of-the-moment play, thanks to its lighted basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, as well as its lighted synthetic turf field and multi-use fields for football, lacrosse, and soccer. The complex is also home to walking and biking trails, and a children’s playground.
Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve is ideal for residents who want to experience nature at its very best. The 1,832-foot reserve is home to a huge array of birds, including several on the state’s list of endangered birds.
The reserve also boasts a stream flowing through it, miles of trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing, a dedicated model aircraft area, and an off-leash log area.
Naperville’s “crown jewel,” the Naperville Riverwalk follows alongside the DuPage River and features almost 2 miles of brick pathways, bridges, outdoor artwork and sculptures, fountains, and meeting places.
Just west of the park, residents can take advantage of Centennial Beach and its sandy beach, diving board complex, slides, and water play features.
Centennial Beach is also the site of the Jaycee Playground, an ADA-accessible children’s playground that features swings, slides, sign language and braille panels, climbers, and more that are perfect for all ages and abilities.
Centennial Skate Park is adjacent to the playground and is perfect for skateboarding and inline skating.
Fredenhagen Park is located east of the Riverwalk and is a gorgeous spot for relaxing.
This oasis in the city is known for its elegant landscaping, fabulous flowers lining the brick path to the bubbling Exchange Club Memories Fountain, and the commemorative bricks and granite stones recognizing past and present community members, businesses, and special events.
Frendenhagen Park is named for two of Naperville’s most memorable residents, Walter and Grade Fredenhagen who owned The Creamery, a popular ice cream shop that sat in this spot from 1931 to 2000.
Fans of the arts will appreciate Century Walk, a public art project that consists of 50 different pieces, including mosaics, murals, mobiles, and sculptures. Located in downtown Naperville, Century Walk pays homage to the city’s more than 180 year history.
Naperville, IL Weather
Naperville is known for its freezing, windy winters and warm, humid, and wet summers.
From December to March, the temperature rarely goes above 41°F. Snow is not uncommon during this time, which is why the city always has a plan in place for keeping the roads safe and open.
Rock salt and brine solution is applied anytime snow or ice begins to accumulate, and plowing begins when two inches of snow have accumulated.
Naperville’s warm season begins at the end of May and lasts through late September. The average daily temperature is above 73°F, with an average high of 84°F. This also coincides with the city’s wetter season, though rainfall is sporadic. Naperville averages 39 inches of rain per year.
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