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Downers Grove
Real Estate and Suburb Information

Downers Grove Overview

The village of Downers Grove is located 22 miles west of Chicago, with convenient access to the city via train and most major expressways. This prime location has made Downers Grove an ideal place to live and work. Recognized as one of America’s Friendliest Towns by Forbes and one of the Top 10 Livable Cities for Kids by Livability.com, Downers Grove offers residents highly ranked schools and expansive amenities.

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Owing to its close proximity to Chicago and its large rail siding, the village became a major site for mail-order housing sold by Sears, Roebuck & Co. between 1908 and 1940. With up to two hundred possible Sears houses identified, Downers Grove has one of the largest concentrations of existing Sears houses in the world. Besides Sears houses Downers Grove has a varied housing stock, ranging from historic homes from the mid-1800's, a large amount of teardowns, new construction, townhomes and condominiums. The community has been ranked by CNN as one of the best places in the U.S. for a healthy retirement due to the community's numerous parks as well as doctors and hospitals.

Downers Grove History

Downers Grove suburb

Downers Grove, located 21 miles West of the Loop, was founded in 1832 by Pierce Downer, a religious evangelist from New York. Its other early settlers included the Blodgett, Curtiss, and Carpenter families. The original settlers were mostly migrants from the Northeastern United States and Northern Europe. The first schoolhouse was built in 1844. During the American Civil War, 119 soldiers from Downers Grove served in the Union Army; at least one of these was interred in the cemetery downtown. There was an abolitionist presence in the village, and some of the older homes are thought to have been stops on the Underground Railroad. However, there is no evidence to substantiate this claim. With the advent of the expressway system in the post–World War II era, the automobile accelerated Downers Grove's expansion, just as the railroad had done almost a century earlier. By 2000, the village of Downers Grove consisted of 13 square miles, with 48,724 residents. Its diverse economy included corporate headquarters, light industry, service, and retail businesses. The Tivoli Theatre, which was built in 1928, was the second theater in the nation constructed specifically for sound motion pictures.

Dream Town Knows Downers Grove

As suburban experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Downers Grove. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your Downers Grove home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

Sell Your Downers Grove Home

5523 Carpenter, Downers Grove IL, 60516 #
Sold For $1,031,000
1956 ELMORE, Downers Grove IL, 60515 #
Sold For $164,900
5705 FAIRMOUNT, Downers Grove IL, 60516 #
Sold For $499,000

The Sights of Downers Grove

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Schools In The Downers Grove Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Downers Grove area.

School Type Grade Rating

Community H S Dist 99 - North High School

4436 Main St - public

High 9-12
10

Maercker Elementary School

5827 South Cass Ave - public

Elementary 3-5
7

C E Miller Elementary School

125 West Traube Avenue - public

Elementary K-5
7

Holy Trinity School

108 South Linden Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Downers Grove Christian School

929 Maple Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Little Friends-Bridge-Intensive

2318 Wisconsin Ave - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Maercker School District 60

1 South Cass Ave -

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Whittier Elementary School

536 Hill St - public

Elementary K-6
7

Henry Puffer School

2220 Haddow Ave - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-6
6

St Mary Of Gostyn Catholic School

440 Prairie Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Powerthink Academy

602 65th Street - private

Elementary - High 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
NR

The Bridge High School

2318 Wisconsin Avenue - private

High 9-12
NR

Indian Trail Elementary School

6235 Stonewall Ave - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-6
5

Kingsley Elementary School

6509 Powell Street - public

Elementary K-6
5

Multi Needs Program

5332 Lyman Ave - public

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Little Friends-Bridge High School

2318 Wisconsin Ave - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Chsd 99 School District

6301 Springside Ave -

High 9-12
NR

Community Unit School District 201

133 South Grant St -

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Fairmount Elementary School

6036 Blodgett Ave - public

Elementary K-6
7

Herrick Middle School

4335 Middaugh Ave - public

Middle 7-8
6

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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