Naperville Ranked No. 10 on Money Magazine’s Annual “Best Places to Live” List

The City of Naperville is proud to announce it has once again made Money Magazine’s annual “Best Places to Live” list. Ranked No. 10 in the overall list of 50 cities, Naperville was applauded for its charm, affordable homes and abundance of jobs.

This year, Money’s annual “Best Places to Live” list ranked the best 50 small cities in the country, basing selections on data analyzed from 60 key factors including taxes, education, health care and more. Cities with top schools, affordable homes and good jobs ranked favorably, with Columbia, Md., earning the top spot on the 2016 list. The only other Illinois city included in the top 50 list was Hoffman Estates at No. 27.

The magazine cited Naperville as a “windy city suburb that’s got charm, and jobs, to spare.” Also mentioned was the Riverwalk’s 1.75 mile stretch of covered bridges, fountains and public art, Naperville’s easy access to Chicago and the lower ratio of income to home prices compared to other upscale communities.

“Affordable homes and plentiful jobs are just two of the many qualities that make Naperville such an outstanding city,” Mayor Steve Chirico said. “We’ve been named to Money Magazine’s annual ‘Best Places to Live’ list many times in the past, and we are proud to have made it into the top 10 in 2016. Inclusion on this prestigious annual list shows the world that Naperville truly is the greatest place to live, work and retire.”

The full “Best Places to Live” list is available at

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at