There’s nothing quite like Downtown Naperville. For starters, it’s just 30 minutes away from Chicago, making it a great place to stay outside the city, and Naperville apartments are some of the nicest places in the area. Truth be told, you don’t need to leave Downtown Naperville to find something to do, so save the trip to the Windy City for another time. With local, regional and national favorites shop and restaurants, Downtown Naperville is a unique place with something for everyone. The location of our apartments in Naperville make it a very lively place to live, work, and play. You won’t have trouble finding something to do. Instead, you’ll have to figure out what to do first!
Shop Until You Drop!
Like a picture-postcard, Naperville’s thriving Downtown is recognized as one of the most popular destinations in the Midwest. Mingled in between the new facades, there are businesses located in buildings dating back to the 1800’s and the early 1900’s. Unique family-owned shops, nationally recognized retailers, distinctive restaurants, and a picturesque Riverwalk – that’s what you will find downtown. And the parking is FREE in all the municipal parking lots and decks.
From national favorite stores like…
- Pottery Barn
- Banana Republic
to local one-of-a-kind boutiques like…
- Little Luxuries
- Anderson’s Bookshop
- Naperville Running Company
- Dean’s Fine Clothing
- And many more
Downtown Naperville has the perfect blend of stores, making it a shopping paradise. From sporting goods to electronics, apparel, home decor, jewelry, books and more, you’ll find it here. Events year-round bring world-famous authors, artists, and creators to these shops for meet-and-greet events, plus a great insight into their work! Best of all, you’re around quite a bit to eat and drink when you need more energy.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
Downtown Naperville’s restaurants have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a casual beer and bar food, some famous Chicago-style pizza, or something a bit more high-end. Head to Lou Malnati’s for a classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza or crustless pizzas ideal for those on gluten-free or low-carb diets. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House receives its seafood daily, so you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything fresher. Consider it one of Naperville’s foremost spots for oysters, crudos, frog legs, lobster, and fish. Q-BBQ was born after a group of friends had a vision for a modern twist on an authentic BBQ restaurant, and the result was smoked meats cooked low and slow for up to 22 hours, homemade sauces, and sides built from scratch. The Craftsman, by local brewery favorite Two Brothers, is a multi-level dining establishment bringing together a market café, farm-to-table modern tavern restaurant, and cocktail bar. Finally, Catch 35 is described as one of the area’s best seafood restaurants for a reason. From seasonal favorites like Alaskan Halibut to signature dishes like Chilean Sea Bass, the team at Catch 35 can always be counted on for mouthwatering fare. With chain restaurants and quick bite options, you won’t go hungry or thirsty when exploring Downtown Naperville!
At Your Service!
Besides all the wonderful shops and restaurants that call Downtown Naperville home, several service businesses do, too! With more than a dozen spas, hair and nail salons, numerous dental and health offices plus financial services, banking, mortgage/lending and more, it’s the total package. For example, if you’re going for a new look, Artistic Creations Salon is a wonderful option. The artists at Artistic Creations Salon believes everyone should look and feel their very best. With over 30 years of experience, attending various continuing education conferences at regional and international levels, and with over 17 years of competing in hair shows, they believe this sets them apart in being able to present you with the most current hair fashions. We weren’t kidding when we said apartments in Naperville near the downtown area have it all.
For a kid-friendly educational adventure, the DuPage Children’s Museum is a must. The museum’s mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through self-directed, open-ended experiences. Explore three floors of art, math and science exhibits. There’s a wide variety of experiences awaiting at the Children’s Museum, including a virtual tour, news, programs, memberships and volunteerism.
Four-Legged Friends Welcome!
There are a number of pet-friendly places where you can bring your furry friend in to shop! Dogs must be leashed, well behaved, and under the owner’s supervision at all times. If that’s something your pup can handle, 38 places in Downtown Naperville welcome your dog into the shops and businesses to get in on the fun! Hunt for a fancy gift from Naperville Jewelers with your Boston Terrier, test out the latest iPhone at the Apple store with your Pomeranian, and for something they’ll really enjoy, take them to Two Boston’s, a pet boutique known for amazing dog essentials and accessories, as well as homemade treats! Pet-friendly is an understatement when it comes to the Naperville apartments that we have to offer.
Downtown Naperville Has It All!
You don’t need an elaborate trip to Chicago to have an amazing night out on the town or a fun day with the whole family. Downtown Naperville is consistently listed as part of the reason that Naperville makes so many “Best Towns for Small Business” lists each year, and that’s because residents and visitors alike enjoy browsing the amazing goods, foods, and things to do in this modern downtown environment. The best of the present, past, and future, Downtown Naperville is a place for everyone to find what they love and a new favorite spot to eat, drink, or enjoy their free time!
Visit Glenmuir of Naperville to learn more about what our apartments for rent in Naperville IL have to offer. Give us a call today!