"Affordable place to live"
There are several affordable apartments and houses here. There is a Metra train station just a block North on Ardmore which means train noise can be an issue, but the convenience of hopping the train to Chicago is great. A few blocks South is St Charles St and there are some good restaurants and fast food places. I love the Hi-View Restaurant for a quiet place with good food and service. Just 17 miles west of Chicago, makes it close enough to do things in the city and still one of the most affordable places to live in the area.