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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Downers Grove Township is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 148,802. Downers Grove Township is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Downers Grove Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Downers Grove Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Downers Grove Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Downers Grove Township are highly rated.
About Downers Grove Township...
Population
148,802

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,077
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,287
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Downers Grove has provided my family and I with great opportunities and the real sense of a great community. Only a short train ride from downtown Chicago, Downers Grove has so many activities and you can be in the big city within 30 minutes. Downers Grove is great for families and has been a safe and happy place to grow up.
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Downers Grove is a very safe area, with many local stores and shops to choose from. As far as things to do you are limited but the surrounding area can help you in that department. There are many great places to eat and a local place for kids to play.
Downers Grove is a nice place to live. It has a downtown area with shops and restaurants. It also has many parks. Mc Cullum park is the hub of sports as well as a playground and mini golf. The neighborhoods are quiet and I feel very safe here. If I were to change anything, I would try to make it more bike friendly with more bike lanes for safe travel to the parks, fields and shops