Naperville lands on Money's list of best places to live

Updated 9/15/2021 3:34 PM

Only one Illinois city landed on Money's annual list of the 50 best places to live in the United States, and it's Naperville.

Coming in at No. 45, Money lauded Naperville's sports history that includes Olympic gold medalists Candace Parker, Evan Lysacek and Kevin Cordes. Money also noted Edward Hospital as one of the state's best hospitals and Route 59 as a major retail corridor.


Money highlighted the entertainment options in Naperville, including the Last Fling, the India Day Parade and Celebration, the Riverwalk, the DuPage Children's Museum and Centennial Beach.

According to Money, while home prices jumped an average of 10% for most of the other Top 50 cities in the first quarter of 2021, Naperville's home prices rose by only 5%.

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