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Downers Grove, IL

Population: 49,504
LIV
SCORE
632
Courtesy of See You Downtown, Downers Grove

Contrary to its name, Downers Grove is a happy and tight-knit community just 20 miles west of Chicago.

With a strategic location near the Interstate 88 and 355 corridors, the city is known for its business-friendly environment and strong economy that continues to expand in areas like manufacturing and technology. Downers Grove is actually categorized as a village, with Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital anchoring its healthcare system and award-winning public schools.

Two lush forest preserves and several residential parks have resulted in the village earning a Tree City USA designation, and the scenic downtown area houses more than 70 shops and restaurants along with multiple entertainment venues and nightspots. Downers Grove residents tend to be highly involved in improving their community, which earned the city high marks in the social-civic category.

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Downers Grove, IL Ranking Data

Civic
88
Demographics
43
Economy
54
Education
79
Health
75
Housing
61
Infrastructure
45