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-Economic and cultural diversity
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest and preservation


-Harsh climate
-Cost of living
-Violent crime

What Bert Has To Say About Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Metro Area

A world-class commercial, industrial and cultural city, Chicago functions as is a major national center and as the major regional center for America’s heartland. It originally emerged as a transport center for cargo headed west and agricultural products headed east by land and water. Although transportation technology has changed, the role has not. The city is the most important passenger and freight transport hub in the country with the largest number of air departures and the most rail traffic in the nation. The commercial and manufacturing economy stands out both for its size and diversity. Over 30 Fortune 500 companies in an assortment of industries have headquarters here. Factories and warehouses extend for miles from the downtown area. Chicago is also a major center for small manufacturing and business. There is probably no more diverse an economy in the country.


Quick Facts About Naperville

    The unemployment rate in Naperville is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Naperville jobs have Increased by 0.85 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Naperville's cost of living is 38.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Naperville's population is 142,143 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.78 percent.
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Naperville is $350,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 7.60 percent.
    Naperville public schools spend $14,876 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.2 students per teacher in Naperville.

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Lived in Chicago suburbs my whole life. Napervill
I grew up in the Chicago area suburbs and have lived in every area. Naperville has, by far been my favorite! Yeah, Illinois drivers are total asshats and you're going... (read more)
Nice City But With Attitude
Have lived in Naperville a long time, and love our quaint downtown and River Walk area (we even have a beach!), the proximity to Chicago, the multitude of in-town and... (read more)
Don't move here
It is not a nice place to live unless you love strip mall after strip mall and lots of traffic-especially SUV's- riding your bumper even though you're already 10 mph... (read more)
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