is the fifth largest city in Illinois by population. It covers 35.5 sq mi (92 sq km) and has a population of 142,000 (2011 estimate). The city is located within the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, and is home to a number of major corporations such as Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent.
175th Anniversary display at Naperville City Hall, 2006https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:City_of_Naperville_175th_Anniversary_display.jpg
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According to Portfolio.com in 2010, Naperville has a per capita income of $45,277. That makes it the 7th wealthiest city in the country. The city was also voted the second best place to live in the United States, in a poll conducted by Money Magazine in 2006.
The city of Naperville has a history going back to 1831, when Joseph Naver arrived at the west bank of the DuPage River and founded Naper's Settlement. The initial group of settlers were joined by over a hundred more the following year. Naper's Settlement was incorporated as the Village of Naperville in 1857, and reincorporated as a city in 1890.
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Visiting Naperville, Illinois
Interstate-88 (Ronald Reagen Memorial Tollway) is the nearest highway to Naperville. If you're coming from Chicago, leave the highway to Naperville Rd or Winfield Rd.
Places of Interest in Naperville, Illinois
- Moser Tower Millennium Carillon
160-foot tower with 72 bronze-cast bells.
Promenade along the DuPage River.
- Saints Peter and Paul Church
Roman Catholic church with a beautiful interior.
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