Safety is extremely important in figuring out where you want to live, work, and raise your family. This is why it is exciting to see one city here in the Land of Lincoln make it on the list of the 10 Safest Cities in America, spoiler alert... it's not Chicago.

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According to the website, Naperville, Illinois is one of the 10 safest cities in the US, with cities like Fort Collins, Colorado, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Thousand Oaks, California. So what is it about this large and friendly suburb of Chicago that makes it belong on this list? Well, according to the website they say...

"While Chicago's crime problems are well known, the city of Naperville, Illinois, is the safest city in America. Naperville is a suburb of Chicago and has grown steadily since the 1960s. Today it is one of the best cities to retire in. Furthermore, it is one of the wealthiest cities in America. Residents can enjoy walking in the 130 distinct parks or perhaps wandering its historic Riverwalk."

To see the full list of safe cities in America just click here!

It is great to see a place in the state of Illinois get recognized in this way because so often the state is marred with bad headlines that politicians use against us that mainly reflect Chicago and not the rest of the state. If you haven't been to Naperville it really is a charming town, the riverwalk downtown is pretty, and there is so much shopping, as well as a ton of great spots for a drink and a bite to eat.

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