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Best Places To Live In Downers Grove, IL

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  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 49,555
  • I lived in Downers Grove for three years while attending flight school at O'Hare Airport and I loved the city. It has an upbeat attitude in part because it was not affected by the economy as much as…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Indian Head Park, IL
  • City: 6.6mi / 10.7km away
  • Population: 3,823
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 74,366
  • schaumburg is a very nice place.but it is also very expensive.if you have the money it is great .there is lots to do there. lots of resteraunts and overall a very nice place to live. The prices on the…[read more]
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  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • City: 3.3mi / 5.3km away
  • Population: 8,641
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  • South Elgin, IL
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 22,274
  • South Elgin is located just south of Elgin, Illinois and is a far west suburb of Chicago. The city is known for being excellent for families by having a great public school system and having well-policed…[read more]
87
  • Warrenville, IL
  • City: 8.7mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 13,415
  • Living in Warrenville, Illinois is like living nowhere else! St. James Farm Forest and Preserve is located here and it's my most favorite place in the world to visit! Over 612 acres of natural forest…[read more]
87
  • Orland Hills, IL
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 7,241
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  • St. Charles, IL
  • City: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • Population: 32,745
  • It was a joy living in St Charles Illinois, the city with 'Pride of the Fox' as a motto. Living in the west suburbs offered a multitude of amenities and nightlife activities. The city of over 33,000 in…[read more]
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  • Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 17.1mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 18,990
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  • Hometown, IL
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • Population: 4,343
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  • Geneva, IL
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.3km away
  • Population: 21,732
  • Geneva, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago, but you honestly would never know it's anywhere near such a big city. It's a nice place that has a semi-country feel to it. The public transit system is…[read more]
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  • Woodridge, IL
  • City: 4.2mi / 6.7km away
  • Population: 33,331
  • I really like living in Woodridge. It's an enjoyable city, not too far from Chicago, and has everything I need. Woodridge is a little more expensive than other towns in the area but it's reasonable in my…[read more]
83
  • Ingalls Park, IL
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 2,872
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  • River Forest, IL
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • Population: 11,217
  • Lived here for twenty plus years--what a terrific place to raise a family! We moved here for the excellent schools, which are rated as some of the best in Illinois. Taxes are high, but you get what you…[read more]
83
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • City: 4.8mi / 7.7km away
  • Population: 17,438
  • Hinsdale, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the west/southwest of the city. It is a diverse and welcoming community and definitely geared more towards the upper middle-class with the higher…[read more]
83
  • Lisle, IL
  • City: 3.4mi / 5.5km away
  • Population: 22,989
  • Lisle is a great place for a family. I never hear about crime and it has a family feel to it. It is close to 2 different malls (yorktown and fox valley) and because it is so close to Naperville there is…[read more]
82
  • Western Springs, IL
  • City: 6.2mi / 10.0km away
  • Population: 13,133
  • I have lived in this city all my life. There is no other place I can call home. I have undergone the full public education system and even changed elementary schools. It’s a city with very impressive…[read more]
82
  • Roselle, IL
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 22,911
  • Roselle is a great place to live. Homes are well kept, plenty of restaurants, and beautiful parks. We feel extremely safe and there is a strong sense of community with block parties and summer fests. …[read more]
82
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 45,742
  • I lived in Elmhurst, Illinois about 10 years ago and for a suburban community with a relatively modest population, about 32,000, it was a relatively quiet community. I was fortunate enough to live close…[read more]
81
  • Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 18,298
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  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • City: 5.4mi / 8.7km away
  • Population: 27,894
  • In my opinion there is no better place to live than Glen Ellyn. It is a vibrant and bustling city. There are many young people and new families in the area to make sure that there is always something to…[read more]
81
  • Wilmette, IL
  • City: 24.6mi / 39.6km away
  • Population: 27,367
  • There’s no many things biblical about Wilmette, but it fits. Everyone who lives here has a sense of compassion for their neighbor. Throughout the day, you’ll find many of them out and about, which I…[read more]
81
  • Naperville, IL
  • City: 7.9mi / 12.7km away
  • Population: 145,789
  • On June 7 traveling with my daughter and her son I drove her car to the Naperville commuter station. I parked in the public lot north of the station in stall #829. I then went to the station to pay on…[read more]
81
  • Itasca, IL
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.2km away
  • Population: 8,502
  • Although I might have went to some bad dining places, Itasca isn't so bad. The hotel I stayed at with my family was great, especially the…[read more]
81
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 37,567
  • One of my favorite suburbs of all Chicago. Infested with intellectual businessmen and doctors. Also a great family friendly area with absolutely NO areas to avoid. You could stay out at 11 pm and still…[read more]
81
  • Palos Hills, IL
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.3km away
  • Population: 17,545
  • Palos Hills, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the southwest of the city. Palos Hills boasts itself as a family-centered, quaint, and welcoming community. The city itself is definitely geared…[read more]
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  • Edison Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 18.1mi / 29.1km away
  • Population: 11,128
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  • La Grange, IL
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.3km away
  • Population: 15,688
  • I've lived in La Grange for almost 11 years, and I've loved all of them. There's a great sense of community and everything. You should definitely live…[read more]
81
  • Riverside, IL
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 8,779
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  • Wheaton, IL
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.9km away
  • Population: 53,568
  • I have lived in Wheaton, Illinois for a few years now. It has quickly become my favorite place to live. I love its deep-rooted sense of community. This is a very family friendly town. Living here is like…[read more]
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  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 54,552
  • If you are planning to visit the city of Mount Prospect, IL, then you will never experience a dull moment. I have traveled to this city and have found it to be quite entertaining. One main attraction is…[read more]
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  • Shorewood, IL
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.8km away
  • Population: 16,539
  • We chanced upon this place a few years ago and I couldn't be happier. We have so much close by and yet don't have the traffic of Plainfield and other areas up north. We are in the older area so the…[read more]
80
  • La Grange Park, IL
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 13,596
  • It's was fair living here, it's an industrial and cultural city. I particularly love the easy access to the various rail and bus services; offered. What I also liked about the area was their economic…[read more]
80
  • Winfield, IL
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.1km away
  • Population: 9,543
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  • Hickory Hills, IL
  • City: 11.1mi / 17.8km away
  • Population: 13,858
  • I have lived in Hickory Hills, IL my whole life. For those with families or starting a family, you will be very pleased with the public school system here. I have enjoyed growing up here and the…[read more]
79
  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 23,377
  • Living in Rolling Hills, IL has been a pretty good experience. There is hardly any crime here, but I don't know if I intend on staying in this area once my kids are a little bit older because the schools…[read more]
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  • Berkeley, IL
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.9km away
  • Population: 5,201
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  • Brookfield, IL
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 18,966
  • The primary ecosystem of Brookfield, Illinois is oak savanna. The town is only 13 miles west of downtown Chicago. The total land area is 3.07 square miles. If you like outdoor festivals, then check out…[read more]
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  • Palos Park, IL
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 4,934
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  • Batavia, IL
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 26,413
  • The Fox River was one of my first interests when I came across Batavia. I work remotely and need to live for more than a few months on some of my projects, and living in Batavia, IL fit my needs almost…[read more]
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  • Plainfield, IL
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 41,881
  • My wife and I moved here about 18 months ago and we are absolutely thrilled with Plainfield, especially the Wallin Woods neighborhood. We are walking distance to a great gym (Avery YMCA), and we are also…[read more]
78
  • Streamwood, IL
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 40,552
  • Living in Streamwood is amazing. I never thought I was one for small cities. I grew up in Chicago and was used to endless shopping trips and tons of takeout options. I didn't learn to cook until I was…[read more]
78
  • Norwood Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 17.2mi / 27.6km away
  • Population: 37,477
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  • Romeoville, IL
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 39,739
  • Yes, the town I live in has a cheesy name, but the doesn't make it any less of a good place to live. Living in Romeoville, which is actually a cute little village, is pretty fantastic. You get access to…[read more]
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  • Lockport, IL
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.8km away
  • Population: 25,096
  • I recently moved to Lockport, IL and have enjoyed my experience for the last year and a half. Lockport, IL offers an array of benefits in terms of housing options, educational and academic programs,…[read more]
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  • Bartlett, IL
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 41,475
  • If your child has a bus stop in front of a park DO NOT expect that the City will shovel the sidewalk. Your child will stand in snow until the bus comes to get them. I had to go out and shovel so the kids…[read more]
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  • Bensenville, IL
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 18,431
  • Moving has never been an easy task, but moving to Bensenville, has always been the best move. I have lived in this place since I was 9 and could not recommend any other. Let me start with a nutshell of…[read more]
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  • Bloomingdale, IL
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.3km away
  • Population: 22,221
  • I love living in Bloomingdale! My family and I have been living in Bloomingdale for almost ten years now and I am so glad we are raising our kids here. The two things I love the most about this town is…[read more]
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  • Mokena, IL
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 19,839
  • Mokena, Illinois is one of Chicago's farther south suburbs located close to the city of Joliet. Mokena is the ideal suburb, with plenty to do for the family and easy access to the city of Chicago via the…[read more]
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  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 51,727
  • I received a ticket for driving on a suspended license in Hoffman Estates. I was arrested and my car was towed.I proved without a doubt that the State of Illinois should have never issued the suspended…[read more]
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  • Carol Stream, IL
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 40,228
  • I've been living in Carol Stream for about four years now and I really like it! One thing I really love about it is the short commute to the metra that takes you to Ogilvie Transportation Center in…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Downers Grove, IL for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Downers Grove, IL, followed by the best places to live near Downers Grove, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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