The village of Downers Grove is a west Chicago suburb and is commonly rated one of the best suburbs to live in Illinois. Many young professionals live in Downers Grove and residents tend to own their homes. Downers Grove's public schools are highly rated on Niche.com. A nice downtown area features the popular Tivoli Theatre which holds lots of town history as an old school, single-screen theatre in an auditorium built-in 1928. Many popular restaurants line the downtown area including Gia Mia Downers Grove, Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Pierce Tavern, Gatto's Italian Restaurant and Bar, Capri of Downers Grove, Coopers Hawk and Winery, and others. Nearby, The Promenade at Bolingbrook (Bass Pro Shop, Binny's, LOFT, Macy's) provides assorted shopping, or you can plan a day of upscale shopping, relaxing, dining, and entertainment at Oakbrook Center (Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, GUCCI, Louis Vuitton, Lululemon, Tricoci Salon Spa, RH, Vineyard Vines).
With a friendly rivalry between the high schools, there is a divided “north” side and “south” side that creates an overall strong and close-knit community. Downers Grove also boasts a very strong park district with endless options for all ages for camps, sports, classes, etc., as well as an 18-hole Downers Grove Golf Club. You'll also find tons of parks and forest preserves with gorgeous trails for hiking, biking, exploring, site seeing, etc. Patriots Park, Hummer Park and McCollum Park are all nearby, with basketball courts, batting cages, an outdoor gym, playground, tennis courts, and more! Easy commuter transportation via I-355 or I-55, or the Metra.