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Downers Grove, IL

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Downer's Grove just might be the best place to live in America. Recently ranking eighth on Forbes list of \America's Friendliest Towns\, the town also receives high marks for an educated population. Add a mention on CNN's list of \Best Places for a Healthy Retirement\, and it all comes together to create a town of happy, healthy people. As a suburb of Chicago, this town offers a friendly, close-knit community with all the perks of a major metropolitan area.

Downers Grove Apartments


Lakeside Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Farmingdale Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Yorktown Apartments
Beds: Studio-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Elm Creek Apartments & Townhomes
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-3.5


Twin Lake Towers Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Clover Creek Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Downers Grove, IL is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 5.66%
  • 5.06%
  • 6.43%
  • Female
  • 5.03%
  • 5.03%
  • 6.12%
is average rent in Downers Grove, IL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.51%
  • 2.66%
  • 3.8%
of units are available for rent in Downers Grove
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 279
  • 0
  • 296
Getting Around in Downers Grove, IL

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The average commuter time in Downers Grove is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.67%
  • 12.31%
  • 4.24%

Local History

Stories of the Civil War are passed down through generations in Downer's Grove. According to local lore, Downer's Grove houses a site that was once a pit stop on the Underground Railroad. The Reverend Orange Lyman's 19th century home in Downers Grove is said to be the place where slaves could seek sanctuary during their quest. History shows that the town was a center of abolitionist activity, giving weight to claims that the Underground Railroad passed right through town.

The Tivoli Theatre

Movie buffs love taking in a special event film at the Tivoli Theatre. The theatre first opened on Christmas Day in 1928. It was a gem of its time, with special Vitaphone sound equipment. After undergoing several changes and renovations throughout the years, the theatre is once again a hot spot for the locals. In addition to films, the theatre hosts ballets and stage productions. During the holidays, the theatre features classic films such as "White Christmas" and there is even caroling to music provided by the Wurlitzer Theatre pipe organ.

Out and About

Downers Grove residents stay busy and there are many celebrations that should not be missed. The Bike and Buggy Parade takes place every July. Participants decorate their bikes, wagons, and strollers and roll through town. Impromptu car shows during the hot and humid summer months are a town favorite. With over 600 acres of parks and recreational activities, you will find many people spending time outside. High school sports draw large crowds here, especially the time tested rivalry between the two local high schools.