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Naperville Historic District

Address: Naperville, IL
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Naperville
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural

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Naperville, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Buying an old home once scared me. Then I was lucky enough to work with a person who had roots in Naperville and a passion for preserving its Historic Homes. As I became more knowledgeable, I realized that a well maintained home could be a real treasure in the Historic District. Where else can you find Victorian, Prairie, Bungalow, Farmhouse,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The historic section of Naperville is lovely and very easy to access. You can walk from the train station to the downtown area and see plenty of gorgeous old architecture.

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Naperville, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live in Naperville, so drive thru this area quiet a bit. The streets surrounding North Central College are lined with mature trees and most of the houses are large and elegant. I can imagine it being a summer getaway for the people of Chicago. Of course, when I first moved here the downtown area was more small town, but... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Strictly speaking, the Historic District is an area to the north east of the downtown area, and marked by road signs. You can easily walk from the Historic District to the downtown area or the station or the DuPage children's museum as the Historic District borders them all. The Historic District includes much of North Central College and many older... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Downtown Naperville offers many unique shops, which is especially fun during the Holidays. When the weather is nice, take a walk along the Riverwalk or stop, sit, and enjoy the scenery. Some old historic areas (especially Naper Settlement) offer interest to history buffs, and those who like to shop will never be at a loss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

A lot of shops and restaurants within a couple of blocks. Also a great catholic church, Sts. Peter & Paul, historic.

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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Very easy to spend all day here. Shopping is out of this world and many, many restaurants to choose from.

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