I lived in Lombard, IL for about a year in my mid-thirties. We were living there because my husband had a temporary assignment in nearby Chicago. We wanted a place where we could live that would allow us to raise our kids and yet still be reasonably close to Chicago. Lombard was the ideal place for at the time. With the help of a real estate agent, we were able to see several houses in a single day and find the right one for our needs. As the mother of three children, schools are obviously very important to me. I was able to find a house that allowed all of my kids to have a bedroom of their own and also allowed us access to the excellent local school district.
There are many things that I liked about living in Lombard. The town is not too big so you can easily get to know your neighbors. It also not too small so it has many amenities. I was particularly pleased to be there during the Lilac Festival when people have a chance to see the entire city in bloom during the spring. The Greek Islands Restaurant West was a particular favorite of ours, offering hearty Greek meals in a charming setting we just loved.
While Lombard is quite family friendly, it does not offer much in the way of nightlife. This may not the place for those who are looking for the singles and want to go out every night. Access to nearby Chicago is easy from the town by that does involve driving there or taking a local area train. The city tends to be quiet, with people focused on family, friends and child centered activities.