- Suburb of Chicago, IL
Downers Grove Reviews
Rating 4.26 out of 5 109 reviews
Downers Grove is a smaller suburb in the Chicagoland area. Most of the different neighborhoods are super nice, but there are richer areas than others. The public schools are very good in Downers Gove, and have definitely helped set me up for the future. My family moved to this town in the early 2000s, and it will forever be in my heart in some way.
I love the Downtown area, restaurants, shopping the library & post office, not to mention the Classic Cinema. I would love to see MORE PARKING!!
I love how many small shops there are. I love all the unique stores and all the small towns that have walking paths, as well as being near enough to a big street that has almost everything you could imagine on it. The houses are beautiful and the schools are very good. Overall lovely neighborhood to live in or nearby.
Downers Grove is an old town. Really good kind people here. It was a great place to grow up but it's changed a lot over the years. It used to be much smaller and more working class. The rent has skyrocketed. If you have the money to buy a house here, definitely do it. You will for sure get more than you paid for it when you sell. But if you're looking to settle down somewhere more affordable, Woodridge and Darien are better for that. All the towns in south DuPage back up to each other so nothing is far away. However, and I cannot stress this enough, it is AT LEAST a 45 minute drive into Chicago and that's with no traffic. If you work in the city, take the train.
We love living here. Friendly neighbors, great schools, and an overall great place to raise family .
I have lived in Downers Grove all of my life and attend Downers Grove North High School and I absolutely love it.
Great schools, amenities, farmers markets. It is a suburb of Chicago that feels more like a unique stand-alone town.
I loved my town. It was always progressing. I liked how everything was biking or walking distance. Every time I go back to visit there is always something new!
Wonderful and clean neighborhood. If one frequents certain restaurants, you will be able to get to know the owners. Nice and quiet if you are not near the train station. Plenty of parks, schools, and a community college just down the road. A plethora of businesses along the Ogden Avenue and events that occur in the Downtown section.
I grew up in this town and I really enjoy living here. I know it like the back of my hand. Very friendly people and there are a lot of great places in town to eat at. During this pandemic there are many things the businesses in town are doing to help keep our town as safe as possible. Many wear their masks and are very nice people. I currently go to Downers Grove South and going here has made my teenage experience so fun and worth while.
Downers Grove is a very safe that is very welcoming too many different types of people from many different backgrounds. One of its best qualities is how family friendly and welcoming it is and the strong sense of community its citizens have.
I like how Downers Grove is a tight knit community and you feel very welcomed by everyone. However, I do think it can be boring to live in a suburban area only surrounded by areas that are all of the same.
I like the small town feel of the downtown area of Downers Grove and yet there are large shopping centers and nightlife very close by. There are good schools and safe neighborhoods. Lots of parks and recreation areas. Downtown Chicago is just a train ride commute, but there are many local job opportunities.
I live about a block from downtown Downers Grove. Growing up, I loved going to the Tivoli to see movies and going downtown to see the car show on Fridays. My favorite thing about Downers Grove is how safe it feels. I walk around all the time, with no worries.
Community-oriented town, strong schools with opportunities for all academic levels, many fun events for all ages throughout the year! Downtown Downers Grove is lively and constantly growing. Local train-station with direct transport to Chicago makes commuting efficient and convenient.
The schools in DG are outstanding for my child with an IEP. The attractive downtown, lots of community events, the Tivoli Theater, the Arboretum, plenty of nice parks and public transport. All great for families. Housing is another matter. Apartments are scarce for the younger, unmarried crowd and those that are have skyrocketing rents. Racial diversity in my town is lacking. Retirees are abundant along with older housing stock, which helps to add to that diversity, but older, smaller homes with character are being torn down and replaced with McMansions and entitlement. Having lived in a 3500+ home, I don't understand the attitude that bigger homes with higher taxes entitles you to more opinion that your neighbor. That won't stop me from enjoying my safe town with its excellent schools, but it does make me more mindful of making a deliberate effort to raise my kids to think above that attitude.
Great schools. Good downtown. Any type of residence you could ever want. Express train stop to Chicago if you want anything else.