A family-friendly village with an urban and suburban feel
Downers Grove is in the southwestern area of Chicago and is the home of 50,000 people. This village is in-demand for its highly rated public schools, vibrant business district, and proximity to the Chicago Union Station. With direct access to the metropolitan city of Chicago, Downers Grove offers residents an urban feel without the congestion. A short 25-minute car ride down I-88 and I-290 will take you right to the city.
The homes in the area sit on charming lots with one-story farmhouses, 3-story English cottages, and even 2-bedroom condominiums. The perfect home for a family or individual is available in Downers Grove. Downers Grove is also positioned on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line (METRA), making getting around the city trouble-free. As Downers Grove is approximately 14 square miles in area, walking and biking the city is a common practice. However you decide to get around the city, rest assured it will be an easy experience.
Downers Grove is a family-focused village, as it has the best schools and recreational spaces to live, learn and grow with the family. The tree-lined, pristine streets are inviting, and residents can often be found walking their dogs at any time of day and socializing in their yards. The downtown area is incredibly popular among locals and visitors alike. Downers Grove’s downtown has consistently been listed as one of the Chicago area's best downtowns.
Locals love delightful books, and Anderson’s Bookshop always delivers with its top-tier service and selection. This bookshop carries a great deal of excellent books, but it also hosts in-person events with authors, so residents have a chance to meet their favorites. Whether you stop by for a book or a book signing, you can be sure you’ll be greeted with friendly faces and a variety of books and gifts.
The food in Downers Grove is diverse and delicious. You can head to Pierce Tavern, Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, Emmett’s Brewing Company, or Cadence Kitchen for an excellent meal in the village of Downers Grove. You can grab a beer and check the menu out while catching up with friends. Wherever you visit for some grub, it will be an experience worth repeating again and again.
Downers Grove knows how to get the community together for a family-fun time. GroveFest happens every year, and it offers residents the chance to listen to music, enjoy the carnival rides and games, or sit back in a beer garden with a couple of friends and cold ones. Similarly, the Summer Nights Classic Car Show invites everyone out on Main Street weekly in the Summer to dive into the past with a display of classic cars. The car show brings in local talent to provide live music to set the stage for this wonderful event.
While there are plenty of summer-exclusive events, you don’t have to wait all year long to have an enjoyable time in Downers Grove. The Tivoli Theater is open all year and brings the community movies in a beautiful, extravagant setting with their fully-restored vintage venue. If you’d like to explore more historical locations in Downers Grove, visit the Downers Grove Museum to look into 19th-century daily life.
Downers Grove is serviced by the Downers Grove Grade School District 58.
A few of the many notable schools include:
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