Where should I live, if I want...?
I am looking for the best place to relocate a young family, and want your opinions. Here is what I am looking for...
We prefer warm weather, to mild winters
Good education elementary on up to high school
Good job market- professional
Low crime rates
Nice entertainment choices, nearby
small to medium sized town/city OR specific area of larger city that offers small town attributes
Better than average standard of living - low cost housing, food, insurance, taxes, utilities, etc...
Friendly, easy to meet people
What's your opinion, and why?
Asked By: walkinandrockin - 11/27/2007
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in Illinois in the United States, voted the second best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2006. Naperville is made up of mixed high-value and median value residential housing, along with a good deal of industrial and multiuse business areas. A plethora of restaurants, hotels and bars run throughout the municipality. The Naperville Public Library has been ranked #1 in the United States for eight straight years, from 1999-2006, for cities with populations between 100,000 and 249,999 by American Libraries magazine. Naperville is located in the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Employers contributing to the population explosion of the 1980s and 1990s include Bell Labs, Western Electric, BP Amoco Labs, Nalco Chemical Nicor, Porsche Finance and Edward Hospital. Tellabs and Laidlaw have corporate headquarters in Naperville, and ConAgra's Grocery division offices are also in Naperville. OfficeMax moved corporate headquarters to Naperville in 2006. Also, Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory are nearby. Naperville was one of the ten fastest growing communities in the United States during the 1990s.
Naperville is also home to one of the largest congregations of automobile retailers in the state, as part of the "Ogden Avenue Strip," which extends from Hinsdale to Aurora and includes every mainstream make of automobile available. AutoNation and Bill Jacobs are two of the largest groups within the city itself.
Naperville is also home to a plant and the headquarters of Dukane Precast, one of the area's major precast concrete manufacturers According to the 2005 American Community Survey, there were 147,779 people, 48,655 households, and 37,143 families residing in the city; as of 2006-07-01, Naperville is the 164th most populous city in the United States. The population density was 1,606.3/km² (4,162.8/mi²). There were 51,636 housing units at an average density of 561.3/km² (1454.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.00?hite, 2.54?frican American, 0.07?ative American, 12.65?sian, 0.00?acific Islander, 1.26?rom other races, and 1.48?rom two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.23?f the population.
There were 48,655 households out of which 45.3?ad children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0?ere married couples living together, 6.2?ad a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7?ere non-families. 17.8?f all households were made up of individuals and 3.9?ad someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.55.
In the city, the population was spread out with 30.2?nder the age of 18, 7.6?rom 18 to 24, 29.4?rom 25 to 44, 26.7?rom 45 to 64, and 6.1?ho were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.9 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $93,338, and the median income for a family was $117,110. Males had a median income of $82,515 versus $46,533 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,235. About 2.5?f the population was below the poverty line, including 1.2?f those under age 18 and 9.1?f those age 65 or over.
Answered By: huybert07 - 11/27/2007