A northern Illinois city already a popular choice for families to call home just topped the list of the safest cities in the U.S. for trick-or-treaters.

Best Places to Live in the US


A city known for being one of Illinois' best for families gets some national attention in the season of Halloween. The 4th best place to live in the US was just ranked the safest place for trick-or-treaters.

Just one year ago, Livability published a list of best places to live by scoring cities in the following categories:

  • Amenities
  • Economy
  • Demographics
  • Housing
  • Social and Civic Capital
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Remote Readiness

The researchers also answered these questions about all 2,300 places considered:

  • Why should someone want to live here?
  • What are the ways in which each of these cities is creating an environment that is accommodating for remote workers?
  • Where can you spend a Saturday afternoon or meet your friends for happy hour after a long day?
  • How is this city different from other places?

Do you think you know which Illinois town is the fourth best place to live in the United States?

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Naperville, Illinois

According to the list,

  • Nearly 90% of Naperville's 147,734 residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park.
  • 10% of Naperville's workforce works remotely.
  • The median home value in Naperville is $503,821
  • Naperville's median household income is $127,648.
  • $9,227 is the median property tax in Naperville.

Naperville, Illinois is the Safest City in the U.S. for Trick-Or-Treating

For this ranking, ChamberofCommerce.org analyzed safety metrics across 300 cities.

Those metrics included pedestrian fatalities, violent crime, property crime, the number of registered sex offenders, and the number of law enforcement employees.

Naperville, Illinois

  • Low number of registered sex offenders: 2.1 per 10,000
  • Violent crime incidents: 3.6 per 10,000
  • Property crime incidents: 47.4 per 10,000
  • Average annual pedestrian fatalities: 1.67 (or 0.11 per 10,000)
  • Law enforcement employees: 16.8 per 10,000

The Safest Cities in Illinois & Wisconsin

Safewise did a study on the 100 safest cities in America. Eight of them are in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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