Get the door, it's the liquor store
Palatine is a mere 30 miles northwest of Chicago but feels like a world away — this suburb is thick with old-growth trees, rich open spaces and a quality of life that puts most big-city suburbs to shame. It’s where people come to walk around in the forest. It’s where... city-weary yuppies go house-hunting and leave with starry eyes and dreams of 2.5 kids and a Goldendoodle. Because while many suburbs are, well, very suburb-y, Palatine has retained that strong community feel that continues to set it apart. It’s got a Streetfest that rivals the Taste of Chicago, a Fourth of July celebration that could make a patriot of the most cynical conspiracy theorist and an Oktoberfest that brings out the yodeling in everyone. Palatine also gets the Drizly special: super-fast delivery of the finest beers, wines and liquors on the market. Simply order online and get ready to enjoy it within an hour.