1. Because it's a mid-sized city with a small-town feel.

2. ... and the people love that.

3. Because summer gets a grand farewell.

Taken at the Naperville Jaycees Last Fling

4. ... and snow days are the best.

5. Because the food scene is scrumptious.

Taken at Fire It Up

6. ... especially the ribs.

Taken at the Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest

7. Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't look fabulous.

8. And that applies to everyone.

9. Because Central has some of the best school spirit around.

Taken at Naperville Central High School

10. Because depending on your mood you can either go for a run on a winding path.

11. . or a leisurely stroll along the Riverwalk.

12. Because you can watch some history...

Taken at the Naper Settlement

13. ...or make a memory of your own.

14. Because the harvest here is truly delicious.

Taken at the Naperville Farmers Market

15. And the sunsets are truly incredible.

16. Because you might just discover a future rock star downtown.

17. ... or maybe at the real-life School of Rock.

18. Because you can hang out with new friends and hang on to the old ones.

19. Because you might just discover your new favorite vintage.

Taken at Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant

20. But don't forget about the beer.

Taken at the Naperville Ale Fest

21. Because it's the quintessential college town.

22. ... and the perfect place for a wedding.

23. Because Le Chocolat du Bouchard has the only desserts you'll ever need.

24. Except for the donuts made with an 83-year-old recipe and topped with perfection.

Taken at Jo & Doh! Donuts

25. ... and "bright lights" don't always come with a "big city."

26. Because the Fourth of July is spectacular here.

27. Because one day you can be surrounded by fall.

28. ... and the next take to the skies.

29. Because the simple things can be elegant.

30. But that doesn't mean they can't be silly.

Feature image source: Flickr user Ron Cogswell