Downers Grove is a village in DuPage County that is approximately 30 miles from the Chicago Loop with a population of just under 50,000. Metra’s BNSF Railway Line has three stops in Downers Grove.
The commute time is roughly 50 minutes or 25 minutes with that express trains to Chicago. Downers Grove itself serves as a headquarters for a multitude of locally, regionally, and nationally renowned businesses.
Downers Grove is home to many unique boutique shops, dining establishments, and community events. Downtown Downers Grove has quickly become a shopping and dinning destination due to it’s location and variety.
The Tivoli Theatre and over 140 community events and festivals, which thousands of visitors each year, has helped to earn Downtown Downers Gove a spot on the Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 List of Downtowns”. Over 600 acres of parks for recreational use are available with 450 recreational activities are available throughout the year.
On Friday nights throughout the summer, antique and specialty cars park downtown in an information car show. The Indian Boundary YMCS sponsors a Saturday morning farmer’s market from June to October, and an ice sculpture festival in held in January.