Downers Grove is a village situated in the Chicago metropolitan area, which is part of Illinois, United States.
The character of Downers Grove is exemplified by its slower-paced environment. Most areas in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area are quiet, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to the railway line, Interstate 355 or East-West Tollway. Finally, most locations in the village have reasonably good access to public green spaces, such as Belmont Prairie and Northside Park, since there are about 40 of them nearby for residents to explore.
In Downers Grove, roughly two thirds of the dwellings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings. This village has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about 80% of the dwellings in the village while renters occupy the remainder. About 45% of homes in this village were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
Primary as well as high schools are easy to reach on foot from most properties for sale in Downers Grove. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding food, it is often practical for property owners in this village to shop for groceries by walking. There are also a few options for those who value nearby restaurants and cafes.
This village is very car friendly. It is a rather short car ride to the closest highway, such as Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway, from any location in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area, and accessing a place to park is quite easy. However, the public transit system in this village is not very practical. Nonetheless, there is the Downers Grove Station, Fairview Avenue Station and Belmont Station with access to the BNSF Railway Line. The village is served by about 10 bus lines, and most homes are near a bus stop. It is at times difficult for pedestrians to move around in this part of the Chicago metropolitan area since few daily needs can be carried out by walking.