Naperville, Illinois is one of Chicagoland’s loveliest communities — and has the awards to prove it. This southland suburb has been called one of the best places to raise kids, one of the safest cities in America, and one of the coolest suburbs in the country.
It’s also a wonderful place for older adults to age in place, with lots of accessible amenities and countless things to see and do.
Here are 10 of the things we love most about Naperville:
1.) The Wonderful Parks and Greenspaces
When you want to escape into nature, Naperville is the place to be. Explore the wildlife around the DuPage River at Knoch Knolls Nature Center; explore natural vistas at the nearby Herrick Lake Forest Preserve or Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve; or see the sprawling gardens and perfectly manicured lawns of historic Cantigny Park.
2.) The Legendary Riverwalk
No visit to Naperville would be complete without exploring the world-famous Riverwalk. Centered in the heart of downtown, the Riverwalk is a picturesque two-mile paved path that puts you close to fountains, beautiful gardens, great restaurants and shopping, and unique sites like the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower.
3.) The Tasty Food and Drinks
Who says all the best food is in Chicago? Naperville has a robust scene for foodies. Grab a sweet treat at Le Chocolat du Bouchard, go upscale at Santo Cielo, or get a locally made beer and bite at Solemn Oath Brewery or the Two Brothers Barrel House. Not sure where to start? Look into signing up for a Naperville Bites & Sites food tour of the town.
4.) The Artistic Spirit
Naperville has an artistic soul. Do a “paint and sip” at Pinot’s Palette, or tour local outdoor art by exploring the Century Walk. And did you know that Naperville is one of America’s craftiest towns?
5.) The History
Naperville is the oldest community in DuPage County, and you’ll find history around every corner. Step back in time at the historic Naper Settlement, or explore the McCormick House — also home to the First Division Museum, which honors American heroes of WWI.
6.) The Golf
You’re never far from a spot to stretch your legs and hit the links in Naperville. Have you ever hit the green at Springbrook Golf Course, Tamarack Golf Club, or the White Eagle Golf Club?
7.) The Family-Friendly Attractions
Naperville offers tons of spots for the whole family to enjoy, especially grandparents and grandkids. Some fun family-friendly destinations within driving distance of Naperville include Odyssey Fun World, the Ball Factory Indoor Play and Cafe, and the energizing DuPage Children’s Museum.
8.) The Trolley
What could be a better way to see a city than by trolley? Naperville Trolley & Tours lets you cruise the area in style from the comfort of a historic car.
9.) The Live Theater and Music
The performing arts thrive in Naperville. Check out the shows going up at the Naperville Community Concert Center. Wentz Concert Hall, or BrightSide Theatre.
10.) The Summer Fun
When the days get hot, everyone in Naperville flocks to Centennial Beach for a dip. This historic swimming hole is built out of an old limestone quarry.
Want to Help Your Elderly Loved One Enjoy Naperville?
There is no shortage of fun things to see and experience in Naperville. If you want to help your older loved ones enjoy all the unique benefits that this area has to offer, we are here and ready to help!
At Companions for Seniors, making life easier for elderly adults and family caregivers is our passion. We’re always here to field your questions and help you find the best course of action for both yourself and your senior loved one.
Our mission is to help seniors live independently and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes by empowering them to lead an active and enriched lifestyle, connecting them with their community, and nurturing meaningful relationships.
Our companions are trained and bonded, and can help provide a variety of services designed to help your loved one age in place with ease. As a company, we believe in fostering an open dialogue and sharing ideas; always going the extra mile with our services; and providing flexible care that’s the right price and right fit for every household. We have experience scheduling and coordinating all kinds of trips and outings in the Chicagoland area, so that elderly adults never have to worry about giving up on their active lifestyles.
We are proud to be locally owned and operated in Chicago, Illinois, with services available in the city and suburbs. Have any more questions? Want to get in touch? Don’t hesitate to reach out online or give us a call at 866-910-9020 to get the conversation started today!