Naperville, Illinois is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. The city was awarded in 2006 the notoriety as the number 2 best small cities to live in according to Money magazine. The estimated population is about 148,000 residents making it the fifth largest city in the state.
Naperville used to be a farming community but due to migration of affluent professionals seeking jobs and well renowned schools in the 1990's and Naperville became a wealth city. Some of the well-known companies populating the city are Alcatel-Lucent and BP which is the actual North American Chemical Headquarters. The high schools of the Naperville School District 203 have been listed in the top percentile of high schools in the country.
Naperville features a four mile long walk-way called the Naperville Riverwalk along the DuPage River's west branch. The construction of the walkway began in 1981 to commemorate Naperville's Sesquicentennial anniversary. The "Crown Jewel" of Naperville, the walk-way features scenic bridges, benches, fountains and the Riverwalk amphitheater for its travelers to enjoy.
Downtown Naperville is host to the North Central College campus on Chicago Avenue. The college is situated on 59 acres and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
In April 1946 the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad had two of its trains crash making Naperville one of the worst sites of a train accident in Chicagoland history. The trains collided killing 45 and injuring more than a thousand people.
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