Founded in 1832, Downers Grove has been a strategic location for business and community prosperity. For founder, Pierce Downer, the huge grove of trees in the middle of the vast Illinois prairie provided the raw material needed to begin a new village. Located 22 miles west of Chicago, Downers Grove, IL is home to nearly 50,000 residents. Several major corporations have their headquarters or other business operations inDowners Groveincluding Sara Lee, Dover Corporation, Pepperidge Farm, and DeVry, Inc. Downers Grove is unquestionably in the most strategic location for business and industry in all of DuPage County. With the intersection of the East-West Tollway (I-88) and the North-South Tollway (I-355) on the northern perimeter of Downers Grove, business, commercial, and industrial companies are truly at the center of the highway transportation network in DuPage. Complimenting this transportation hub is the proximity of O'Hare International Airport, Midway Airport, and the Chicago loop all just 30 minutes away.
The quest in Downers Grove for educational excellence has been met, as evidenced by the National Award for Excellence bestowed on both public high schools by the U.S. Department of Education. The combined enrollment of nearly 5500 students attending North High and South High benefit from a complete curriculum of academic and vocational courses including honors classes and some courses which can earn the student college credits. Interscholastic sports programs, dozens of clubs, and intramural programs round out the educational experiences at our public high schools. The foundation for this high school excellence is built among the ten elementary and two middle schools of District 58, and the kindergarten through eighth grade facility of Henry Puffer School, District 69.
Downers Grove is also enriched with five parochial schools featuring educational programs in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition, the renowned Avery Coonley School is a private, independent, non-denominational school providing for individual learning ability and intellectual curiosity through accelerated leaning in a traditional classroom setting. Avery Coonley's challenging programs has three divisions: pre-school, lower school, and middle school.
The Park District manages over 500 acres of park land in town, and has won the coveted National Gold Medal award for the quality and diversity of recreational pursuits presented to residents at these facilities. Activities range from youth and adult sports leagues in all four seasons of the year, to the passive ten acre Belmont Prairie, one of the last bits of natural Illinois prairie still in existence. Lyman Woods features an oak savanna setting over 70 acres complete with gentle hiking trails near 31st andHighland Avenue.
Other recreation opportunities nearby feature DuPage County Forest Preserves, the world renowned 1,500 acre Morton Arboretum in neighboring Lisle, and, of course, the major league professional sport franchises just 30 minutes away from Chicago.
Downers Grove features diverse neighborhoods with an appealing mix of housing types and styles. Along streets lined with over 21,000 parkway trees, residents may choose from homes designed for the successful business executive or professional to the young person or couple seeking their first home. Subdivisions like Denburn Woods, Bending Oaks, Regency Grove, and Orchard Brook offer sprawling ranch homes and attractive two story dwellings appealing to business executives with growing families. New townhouse developments like Mistwood and Villas of Bending Oaks offer luxury townhouse living with several other townhouse developments available for the person looking to build equity in their first home.
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