Andy Griffith dies but Mayberry lives in lots of Chicago suburbs

It isn’t easy to convey a sense of what it’s like to live in a suburban community in a brief article, but the Tribune’s Community Profiles generally do a creditable job of it.

The most recent profile of a western suburb focuses on Roselle, and finds that it has ‘”Mayberry” appeal.’

Over the years real estate writers have invoked the name Mayberry to evoke an idealized small town, and Andy Griffith’s recent death is unlikely to diminish Mayberry’s mystical power to conjure pleasant visions. A two-minute scan surfaced Tribune articles finding Mayberry in Elburn, Fox River Grove, Frankfort, Hinsdale, McCullom Lake, Tower Lakes and West Dundee, among others.

We’ll confess to having found Mayberries in Geneva, Western Springs and other venues.

If Google search doesn’t surface the name of a Mayberry near you, a Tribune article also advises how to find your own Mayberry.


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  • Hinsdale a Mayberry town? Cmon.

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