Cole Francis is house hunting and concluded that:
Our final synopsis is that there are many wonderful subdivisions in Naperville, including the thriving downtown area. We found both train stations in the city, including one in the heart of downtown Naperville and one farther out towards Aurora, which should give you an idea of Naperville’s size.
I think we are now convinced that Naperville has a great deal of charm, is quite expensive, and is much too far out of the city for our liking.
Too bad, the express trains for the commute are 30 minutes from Naperville to downtown Chicago, and the downtown is vibrant (to say the least). Houses are a bit pricey (for the mid-west, they feel like bargain basement prices compared to San Francisco, where we moved from), but I think as you get closer to Chicago they’ll likely go up.
In any event, sorry we won’t be getting another blogger to Naperville, but best of luck to Cole and family as they relocate to a great area…