Naperville, Illinois lies just 28 miles southwest of Chicago and is consistently named on the best places to live lists. With a population of just under 150,000, it is a city that combines the best of small town life with the bigness of Chicago just miles away.
The streets surrounding Central Park are very walkable, but for access out side of this area, (and for errands) you will need a car. The Regional Transportation Authority, or RTA, offers a commuter bus service called Metra, that takes patrons into downtown Chicago. If you are driving, Interstate 88 offers convenient access to Chicago.