Downtown Naperville

Downtown Naperville

Naperville, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Downtown Naperville

Downtown Naperville is a well-established historic neighborhood where residents enjoy a small-town feel paired with accessible amenities. Located just next to North Central College, Downtown Naperville features hundreds of stores and restaurants, as well as a breathtaking riverwalk and expansive natural spaces. A well-developed transportation system and convenient access to Chicago further add to the appeal of calling Downtown Naperville home.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $274,900 to $14,999,000

Closed Prices: $162,000 to $2,250,000

Median Sale Price: $837,500

Average $ per sq ft: $326

Association Fee Ranges: $400, $290 to $1746/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1846 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 1846 to 2022 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 9 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 1 acres

Getting Around Downtown Naperville

Around Downtown Naperville

Downtown Naperville is known for its stunning riverwalk. Featuring miles of brick paths, fountains, outdoor sculptures, and scenic natural spaces, the riverwalk is an ideal location for residents and visitors alike to take a stroll and immerse themselves in nature. The downtown area is equally beloved for both its small-town feel and its diverse assortment of shopping and dining options. Nearby, beautiful historic homes populate the residential streets.

Downtown Naperville is a relatively expensive neighborhood within a popular suburb. Higher housing costs, coupled with above-average property taxes, make living in this area generally pricier than the United States national average. While Downtown is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Naperville, residents place a high value on proximity to entertainment, attractions, and transportation. For Downtown Naperville residents, the higher cost of living worthwhile to be at the center of the city.

Downtown Naperville lies just south of I-88 and west of I-355, making travel around the Chicagoland area simple and accessible. Downtown is also home to a Metra station, which is just two blocks north of North Central's campus. The station stops along the BNSF line and connects downtown Chicago and Aurora, thus granting easy access to and from the city. The station is also a stop for the Amtrak line and for multiple buses in the Pace Bus system.

Though the greater Naperville area is serviced by two school districts, Downtown Naperville lies closest to Naperville Community Unit School District 203. The district includes 14 elementary schools, five junior high schools, and two high schools. Naperville also has nine private K-12 schools. Of the schools in District 203, 17 have an eight or higher score on GreatSchools, indicating that they are generally considered to be strong academic institutions. Downtown Naperville is also right next to the main campus of North Central College.

Each year, Downtown Naperville draws people from all over the country with annual festivals such as Ribfest, Last Fling, and a Memorial Day Parade. The Wentz Concert Hall, which is a part of North Central College's campus, hosts concerts, speakers, and plays that are open for the community to enjoy. Downtown also boasts Anderson's -- a popular book store that frequently brings in famous authors for book readings and other events. Beyond its scenic riverwalk, Downtown Naperville also hosts Centennial Beach, a massive local pool that features diving boards, a waterslide, floating rafts, and plenty of land-based activities like bag toss and sand volleyball. Each summer, thousands of residents and visitors flock to the beach to cool off and spend time with family and friends.

Neighborhood Reviews

3 Reviews

Enjoyable Downtown for families

Eric D
We enjoy visiting naperville year 'round. The downtown area is easy to walk around with kids. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping options and it always seems like somethign is happening. Summer is full of festivals and in the winter there is now a Christkindlemart.

City feel in the burbs

Collin B
I had the chance to live in the area for 4 years and I loved the food options as well as the river walk and all the events that seemed to be present along the river (art shows, music, etc). The downtown of Naperville is a really nice area for the family but also contains a good night life for young professionals and college students. It has been a rapidly growing area for the last 10 years with a lot of newer construction going on and retail still moving in! Can't wait to see how it expands and grows over the next 10 years.

Best Place to Raise a Family

George K
Downtown Naperville has great restaurants, wine tastings, comedy clubs, festivals, and so much more. Living in downtown Naperville is like live in Chicago without all the traffic plus there is a lot of parking.
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