A mother and children walk across the main street in Downers Grove.

Courtesy of See You Downtown, Downers Grove

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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 89
Demographics 40
Economy 58
Education 70
Health 62
Housing 60
Infrastructure 53

#51. Downers Grove, IL

Named one of America’s Friendliest Towns by Forbes Magazine, Downers Grove contains one of the nation’s most educated and civically engaged populations. Designated a Tree City USA, Downers Grove features two forest preserves and several parks that give residents places to enjoy the outdoors. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is the city’s top employer. See where Downers Grove ranked on the Best Cities for Kids 2014 list. 

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