The Gap

Does Naperville have it all?

Does Naperville have it all?

Chicago has no shortage of household-name suburbs.

Oak Park, Berwyn, Schaumburg, Evanston -- those are all fine and good. But for whatever reason, mention Naperville, even in passing, and you're going to get a reaction. Depending on who's in on the conversation, you might even strike a nerve.

But why? Is Naperville all that different from the Evanstons and Berwyns in our immediate vicinity? If it's a bit farther away, does that make it less approachable?

Maybe we city dwellers are just jealous.

Naperville, if you weren't aware, was once voted the No. 1 city in the U.S. in which to raise children. Money Magazine named it "Best Place to Live" in the...