In 2015 and 2016, Niche.com ranked Naperville as the Number 1 Safest City in America on the Best Places To Live list. Ranking were calculated based on data from the FBI and U.S. Census concerning crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary, and other crime statistics by city.
It’s a fact that female homebuyers rank safety as a top requirement when looking for a home. Another important factor is community – participating in a community event is a great way to connect and make friends in a new place. Naperville’s many beautiful downtown homes for sale and subdivisions meet every a variety of lifestyle requirements.
As one of the top-ranked cities for single women (ranking #1 as recently as 2014), Naperville feels more like a small town than a city, yet still has everything you would find in larger cities. You can shop year-round at the boutiques in Downtown Naperville, join yoga, take in a live show at a theatre, learn more about local history and culture at a museum, plant a community garden, attend a sporting event, celebrate holidays and festivals with the community, dine at one of the many casual or fine dining restaurants available, and explore the city’s lush parks for fitness and fun programs (many of which are free or low-cost). Whatever your interests, Naperville always has something to offer.
As a family-friendly suburb of Chicago, Naperville, IL takes pride in overseeing the needs of ALL its residents’ lifestyle needs – from active lifestyle communities involving swimming and golfing to aero parks. Because of the work of its dedicated police force, including partnerships with crime prevention organizations, as well as the citizens of the community, there is a high satisfaction rate by the city’s residents, resulting in crime rates that are lower than in most other cities in the country -- even those larger or smaller than Naperville.
The city’s population is considered highly educated, and most people are high school, college, or university graduates. Coupled with a low unemployment rate, the job market is healthy as a whole, making it an ideal city for single women to have a successful career.
In the last few years, the City of Naperville has undergone several initiatives to help the community thrive – including the repair of sewer mains, building new sidewalks, adding accessible pedestrian signals, improving the drinking water, creating more parking space, and updating to energy-efficient lighting. These measures have helped to keep streets, trails, and parks safe and in great condition, earning recognition and awards from the State of Illinois for the design and safety of public transit and roadways, and pedestrian accommodations.
You’ll also find that homeowners’ associations are typically very in-tune with the properties they oversee, helping to keep them orderly, clean, and intact for their residents. There are plenty of single family homes, condos, or townhomes available for sale in the neighborhoods of Ashbury, Tall Grass, Hobson West, or Winding Creek (and many other beautiful subdivisions). Owning a home in one of those well-known communities can provide you with a short- as well as long-term investment toward your future, whether or not you eventually upgrade into a larger home later.
Many single women we know bought their first home in their mid-20’s. Several bought homes in Naperville. Live in the safest city in America! Contact Teresa Ryan, Managing Broker / Owner of Ryan Hill Realty -- Naperville resident and community expert – to assist you in finding the perfect home in Naperville. Call 630-276-7575 or email ClientServices@RyanHillRealty.com today!
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