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Naperville, IL

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Naperville, Illinois lies just 28 miles southwest of Chicago and is consistently named on the best places to live lists. With a population of just under 150,000, it is a city that combines the best of small town life with the bigness of Chicago just miles away.

Getting Around in Naperville, IL

The streets surrounding Central Park are very walkable, but for access out side of this area, (and for errands) you will need a car. The Regional Transportation Authority, or RTA, offers a commuter bus service called Metra, that takes patrons into downtown Chicago. If you are driving, Interstate 88 offers convenient access to Chicago.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Naperville is:
60 to 89 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.99%
  • 10.66%
  • 3.1%

Outposts in Naperville

<p>There are plenty of good eateries and one is bound to be near your Naperville apartment. Two favorites are actually outposts of famous Chicago places. Catch 35 for seafood and Hugo's Frog Bar &amp; Fishhouse are both very good with fresh seafood delivered daily from their headquarters. For special occasions, Meson Sabika offers Spanish cuisine in a 150 year old mansion which also has beautiful outdoor seating. There are plenty of fast food and everyday type places too.</p>

Downtown Naperville at Night

<p>Downtown Naperville is where everything happens at night. There's a large concentration of great restaurants and lively bars for every taste. From live music to karaoke to sports bars, they are all downtown. Club Mamalu is a big intimate bar and place to listen to music while Frankie's Blue Room has well known local bands that play everything from salsa to swing. For nights on a patio, try out Potter's Place. Fantastic burgers and lively clientele make it a great place just to hang.</p>