I live in Beach Park, Illinois and it is a good place for me to call home. Beach Park is approximately a 40 minute drive to Chicago. Living in Beach Park, Illinois gives me the perk of being close to a large city, but gives me a place to call home.
This community is very small and you will very rarely see a face that is not friendly. I currently rent my home and I will say that the cost of living here is on the high side. If you have kids in school, then you might want to really explore if they can meet your need. I have not heard the best things about the local system.
The best areas in Beach Park, Illinois are the multiple areas that you can go to in order to have fun. The amusement park Six Flags is very close to this area. In addition, if you travel frequently by air, you will be pleased to know that a national airport is within easy travel distance by car.