The Village of Downers Grove, Illinois is located 22 miles west of Chicago and has a population of 48,867. Downers Grove has also been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Friendliest Towns. And it’s highly ranked schools was a top factor in Downers Grove being named one of the Top 10 Livable Cities for Kids and Top 100 Places to Live by Livability.com.

With convenient access to Chicago via Metra rail service and several major expressways including 1-88, I-355, 1-55, I-294, and I-290, this makes Downers Grove a prime location to live. Several major corporations have business operations in Downers Grove including Advocate Health Care, Dover Corporation, Pepperidge Farm, DeVry, Inc. and Sanford, maker of Sharpie and Paper Mate.

 

Downers Grove Real Estate Market

Downers Grove prides itself on the presence of about 25 Sears-Roebuck Catalog Homes, built between 1908 and 1940. Today, Downers Grove is one of the largest communities in the Chicago area that is tearing down old homes and rebuilding much larger new homes.

In 2015, the median sales price of a single-family home in Downers Grove was $349,500. This is a 2.8% increase from 2014.

For additional information on the Downers Grove Real Estate Market, contact a Real Estate Broker at Wenzel Select Properties. Call (630) 430-4790.

 

Real Estate in Downers Grove, Illinois

If you are interested in purchasing a home in Downers Grove, we invite you to visit our property search page to look for homes available in Downers Grove, Illinois.

 

Downers Grove School Districts

Downers Grove has twelve public elementary schools, two public middle schools, and two public high schools. District 58 has eleven elementary schools, including Hillcrest, Belle Aire, El Sierra, Kingsley, Fairmount, Highland, Whittier, Pierce Downer, Henry Puffer, Lester, Indian Trail Schools, and two middle schools Herrick and O’Neill Middle School. Center Cass District 66 consists of Elizabeth Ide School (grades K-2), Prairieview Elementary School (grades 3-5) and Lakeview Jr. High School (grades 6-8). Downers Grove also has two Catholic Schools, St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s of Gosytn.

Avery Coonley School is a private K-8 school, known for its math and science-oriented teaching as well as its focus on the arts and foreign language.

Downers Grove Community High School District 99 is home to Downers Grove North High School and Downers Grove South High School. They serve the entire community of Downers Grove and surrounding communities. Both high schools perform very well academically. District 99 posted an average ACT score of 23 in 2015, 2 points above the state average. They are both ranked amongst the top 100 high schools in Illinois.

Downers Grove is also the home of Midwestern University.

According to the American Community Survey, Downers Grove is one of the nation’s most educated communities. Approximately 60% of the residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree; the national average is 27.9%.

 

Downers Grove Library and Park District

The Downers Grove Public Library is known as one of the best in the region. In 2014, the 67,738 square foot library underwent a renovation to add more study spaces, upgraded technology, improved WiFi, enhanced display of items, and added a cafe.

The award-winning Downers Grove Park District is home to seven parks, a 9-hole par-36 scenic golf course, miniature golf course, disk golf, fitness center, and nature centers.

 

Hospitals and Medical Centers in Downers Grove

Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Phone: 630-275-5900

Advocate Good Samaritan Immediate Care Center
6840 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60516
Phone: (630) 275-6840

Advocate Good Samaritan Outpatient Center
6840 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60516
Phone: (630) 275-6840

DuPage Medical Group
1100 31st Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Phone: (630) 469-9200

 

Animal Hospitals and Veterinarians in Downers Grove

Downers Grove Animal Hospital
635 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 968-2812

VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital
2551 Warrenville Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 963-0424

Downers Grove Animal Clinic
941 63rd Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Phone: 630-852-1855

All Creatures Great & Small Veterinary Practice
4945 Forest Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 852-0910

For additional information about Downers Grove, please visit their website at http://www.downers.us/