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Downers Grove Real Estate

Downers Grove is a village in DuPageCounty.  The population was 49,399 in 2012.  Downers Grove borders the communities of Oakbrook, Westmont, Darien, Lombard Woodridge and Lisle. Recently, Forbes named Downers Grove #8 in America’s Friendliest Towns.  According to the American Community Survey 2010, Downers Grove has one of the nation’s most educated citizenry. CNN has also ranked the town #5 in its Best Places for a Healthy Retirement list, citing the village’s expansive parks and number of doctors and hospitals.

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 14.45 square miles.  Within the town are two forest preserves: Lyman Woods and Maple Grove Forest Preserve.  A small creek runs through Maple Grove forest preserve. Downers Grove has been designated a Tree City USA 28 times by the National Arbor Day Foundation.[14]

The main line of the BNSF Railway Line has three stops in Downers Grove at Belmont RoadMain Street, and Fairview Avenue. Interstate Highways I-355 and I-88 all pass through the community as well as the major surface street US 34Ogden Avenue. Downers Grove is served by the Pace Bus Service, a system of suburban public transportation. The Grove Commuter Shuttle runs four routes throughout the community to two of the three train station that are located in the village.

Downers Grove is home to many unique boutique shops, dining establishments, and community events. Downtown Downers Grove has quickly become a shopping and dining destination due to its location and variety. The Tivoli Theatre and over 140 community events and festivals, which attract thousands of visitors each year, has helped to earn Downtown Downers Grove a spot on Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 List of Downtowns.”  Over 600 acres of parks for recreational use are available with 450 recreational activities available throughout the year. On Friday nights throughout the summer, antique and specialty cars park downtown in an informal car show. The Indian Boundary YMCA sponsors a Saturday morning farmer’s market from June to October, and an ice sculpture festival is held in January.

The Downers GrovePark district offers multiple events throughout the year for individuals and families. These events include sport, community and recreational activities.

The high school sporting events and local band concerts draw large crowds, especially the annual football game between Downers Grove North High School and Downers Grove South High School, the annual competition between the Hinsdale Central High School and the Downers Grove North football teams for the Old Oaken Bucket, and the football game for the Cannon between Hinsdale South High School and Downers Grove South.