According to survey company Niche.com, Naperville is the 3rd Best City to Live in the US.
It should be noted that the ranking was limited to cities with a population of over 100,000 people.
Niche generates the Best Cities to Live rankings by using data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and CDC combined with millions of resident reviews. The company considers factors such as affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, area public schools, walkability, and more.
“In the past year, many people have become more mobile than ever before. Especially if they’re able to work remotely, people are asking themselves where they really want to live,” said Luke Skurman, CEO and founder of Niche. “Our rankings are designed to help our users find the next place they want to call home based on their unique priorities. For families, we know schools are an important factor. In addition to the Best Places to Live rankings, our comprehensive school profiles and school rankings are very valuable for families looking to make a move.”
Weirdly, the same outfit ranked Naperville as the 4th Best Place to Live in the Chicago area. Go figure.
We are a bit skeptical of the rankings, frankly. Not because Naperville isn’t the cat’s meow, but because no other Fox Valley community was listed in the top 25 for the Chicago area. A heavy, heavy North Shore bias infused the list. Shamefully.
Anyway, if you’re so inclined, here’s the list for your consideration.