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Downers Grove, Illinois, 60516
1 Bedroom$790 - $925
2 Bedrooms$985 - $1,135
Darien, Illinois, 60561
1 Bedroom$1,249 - $1,309
2 Bedrooms$1,429 - $2,129
3 Bedrooms$1,629 - $3,502
Elmhurst, Illinois, 60126
1 Bedroom$1,264 - $2,507
2 Bedrooms$1,609 - $4,659
3 Bedrooms$4,189 - $7,426
Willowbrook, Illinois, 60527
1 Bedroom$1,000 - $1,250
2 Bedrooms$1,245 - $1,555
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Finding a superb new apartment in Downers Grove is easy, there are many family friendly apartments available for rent both north of city center and in many other lovely neighborhoods as well. Excited to start looking for your new Downers Grove apartment? Be sure to read on for advice about finding that perfect place, both here or on our apartment guide.
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Get Down in Downers Grove
Don't be misled by the town, er, village's name. This outer Chicago suburb 'round 30 or so miles to the west of Chi-Town is not going to bring you down. Unless humid continental climate zones are the bane of your existence.
Downers Grove is a community's community. What does this mean? It means there's lots to do and a small(ish) town vibe to back it up. There's well over 100 events, festivals, celebrations and whatnot in effect here, plus some pretty fantastic apartments for rent.
Check out our Apartment Guide for tips and whatnot on discovering your new pad in Downers Grove. Details on working and playing in this east coast locale can be gleaned from a visit to LocalTalk. Here you can chat with those in the know, take advantage of the "Ask a Question" feature to get custom feedback to all your inquiries, and maybe even hit it off with a pre-existing resident.
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With nearly 50,000 souls calling Downers Grove home, you can bet a whole lot of them live in apartments. And if they're at home, so too can you be. Let us see if we can't give you a glimpse of what they already know.
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Get Down With the Town: Downers Grove
Downers Grove lives up to its name in at least one way. It's allegedly home to a pit stop on the Underground Railroad that helped bring slaves to freedom in the northern states. The Reverend Orange Lyman's home of mid-19th century Downers Grove is thought to have been the place where slaves could seek sanctuary in their quest to get outta slave ownin' dodge. The claims are based on rumor and hearsay, yes, but it's nonetheless a downer topic. On the other hand slavery was eventually ended, perhaps with the help of those like Lyman who took an ax to the evil institution one escapee at a time. And that's nothing but good news.
We suppose it shouldn't be a big surprise that the city was a hotbed for the subversion of slavery. The zealously religious were behind the drive for abolition, after all, and the local history is one built on the foundation of an evangelist named, you guessed it, Downer. History shows that the town was a center of abolitionist activity, giving weight to claims that the Underground Railroad passed right through here.
Today you’ll find lots of great apartments in a real mover and shaker of a community within the suburban Chicago scene, if a ""scene"" can be said to exist at all. It's connected to the bustling metropolis via train and the asphalt designed for cars we know as ""highways."" Top employers include Sara Lee, Florists' Transworld Delivery (otherwise known as FTD), and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital among other prominent organizations with the power to pump out paychecks. Another interesting local business, if the term ""local"" applies, as you'll see, is Abercrombie & Kent. Yes, you read that right. It's not that other place. This luxury travel company has been helping groups and solo travelers set sail since 1962.
This particular Chicago suburb, like many you may have seen on film and screen, is an upscale one. Its poverty is down in the tiny digits and its median income well above the nation's average. Some noteworthy residents of past and present include comedian Emo Philips, actress Denise Richards, and former pop wrestler ""Macho Man"" Randy Savage (RIP).
Be Out and (All) About Downers Grove
There's more than a few events that take place in Downers Grove that you'll not want to miss once you’re in your new apartment. The Bike & Buggy Parade takes place every July and features a whole kit and caboodle's worth of bikes, wagons, roller blades and strollers all decked out in their tacky finest. And we mean ""tacky"" in the most loving way possible, we promise.
There are impromptu car shows during the hot and humid summer months, and the city can boast of over 600 acres of parks and other assorted recreational amenities. High school sports draw large crowds here, especially the time tested rivalry between the high school in the north and the one in the south. This obviously wouldn't be the first time the nation has seen a north-south rivalry, but in this case you can enjoy a hot dog, friends, and family while it all plays out.
Take a look at the Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry for more ways to have a good time. But in keeping with their namesake, expect to spend money.
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