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Naperville Historic District

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Easy to walk, shop, dine and enjoy

Lovely area to stroll, shop at interesting local and national shops, eat at a great variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kansas City
Buildings are historic but the area is Today!

The buildings have been thoughtfully restored. It makes downtown Naperville an architecturally... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bloomington, Illinois
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All reviews we enjoyed walking north central college downtown area the river walk great place to stroll homes chicago nichols library riverwalk sights parks residents settlement summer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area to stroll, shop at interesting local and national shops, eat at a great variety of restaurants and soak in Naperville. If you are familiar with Kansas City think of the Country Club Plaza and Westport rolled into one.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buildings have been thoughtfully restored. It makes downtown Naperville an architecturally cohesive and eye appealing district. The downtown Naperville/historic shopping/dining/entertainment area has a distinct urban, chic, younger set appeal. Many downtown historic areas have surrendered to shopping malls. Not Naperville. I think people will...More

Thank 978less
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Naperville, a Western suburb of Chicago, believe it or not, is the second largest city in the State of Illinois in terms of population. Rockford and Peoria used to be larger. The city strives to be a traditional small town when it comes to downtown...More

1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

In the early '70s the city of Naperville decided to provide all parking free of charge, specifically to encourage the vitality of the downtown core. There is now additional capacity in the multi-story unit across from the Hotel Indigo, and also in the City Hall...More

1  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Great area of town to visit. I suggest taking a stroll on the river walk, Then wander over to Naperville Settlement. You might enjoy a paddleboat ride at the base of rotary hill. I would then suggest lunch, there are many choices. Quigley's Irish Pub...More

1  Thank dale b
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Nice area to walk and shop in the older part of town. Good area with good food available and nice shops. Parking can be a bit of a challenge.

Thank oldmanpoly
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I'm not much of a shopper (wife is!), but I enjoyed seeing the lovely old buildings in the area that have been restored and preserved for current shops and restaurants. Parking can be a challenge, but you will find some in either the public lots...More

Thank msirani
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We visit as often as we can because it's a gorgeous town to visit with lots to do and see. Great Restaurants too.

Thank Jondanmax
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I can not say enough about this area in Naperville. Its boutiques and retail area are wonderful. I enjoyed walking everywhere. There are many choices of eateries, and coffee places. Ice cream and candy available as well. The river walk is wonderful and all the...More

Thank cindy l
Reviewed 4 March 2018

If Mayberry met the big city, it would be like downtown in historic Naperville. A warning - taking a stroll might be punctuated with forays into stores and food shops! You won't be disappointed. There is ample parking with several parking structures throughout.

1  Thank NaperVillian10
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Jean A
14 May 2016|
Response from miller227 | Reviewed this property |
By train, you would take the Metra BNSF line from Union Station. Express trains take about 35 mminutes, local trains take about 70 minutes. Schedules are available on line. Be sure you purchase your ticket in the station... More