Urban dwellers always seem shocked when they learn that a suburb has a downtown. Naperville, in fact, has a very walkable and very interesting downtown. One of the highlights is the Naperville Riverwalk along the DuPage River, a short stroll from the heart of downtown.
If you're headed toward Naperville to have access to good schools and be closer to work at the huge employment corridor along I-88, or if you just want to do some shopping for your existing home, tomorrow's a good time to get a feel for the community at the annual downtown sidewalk sale. It's billed as the "Summer Sizzlin Sidewalk Sale" and fortunately the weather's not forecast to be sizzling.
If you're already a confirmed suburbanite and the idea of walking creeps you out you might want to consider getting closer to the auto-friendly and truly awesome array of shops north and south of the sprawling Fox Valley Mall.
Not far from the Fox valley Mall you'll find Carillon Club, an age-restricted 55-plus community by Cambridge Homes, which is where we shot the above video.