60516: NerdWallet Names Downers Grove 8th best city in Illinois for families! - 07/31/13 10:38 AM
In searching the state of Illinois for the best cities suitable for young families, NerdWallet used the following criteria:
The strength of the public school system
Affordability
Is the local economy growing and prosperous?
 
I am proud to say that Downers Grove ranked the 8th best city in the state of Illinois for young families. Read more:
 
http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/cities-illinois-young-families/
 
Call Mary Braatz, Remax Enterprises when moving to Downers Grove 630 258-7677, she'll get right on it! MyDownersGroveRealEsatate.com
 
 
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60516: Downers Grove Schools Honored - 10/11/10 03:46 AM
Seven schools in district 58 were honored with Academic Excellence awards from the State of Illinois. These awards are given to schools in which at least 90 percent of students met or exceeded state standards in reading and math for 3 consecutive years, as measured by the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Across the state only 438 schools earned Academic Excellence Awards for 2009.
Receiving the designation in district 58 were: Belle Aire, Highland, Hillcrest, Lester, Pierce Downer, Whittier and Herrick Middle School. Academic Excellence is one category of award in the Illinois Honor Roll program.
More information is available at www.ilhonorroll.niu.edu
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60516: Which houses are selling in Downers Grove? - 09/23/10 01:06 PM
As of today, September 23, 2010, 373 Single Family Homes have closed in Downers Grove in the last 12 months with prices from $54,400-$1,170,000.
Of those 373 sales, 41 or 10.9% were foreclosed homes. The prices of the foreclosed homes were from $54,400 to $740,000.
Of the 373 sales, 24 or 6.4% were short sales. The prices of the short sale homes were $155,000-$1,025,000.
A short sale happens when a homeowner needs to sell at a price less than the amount of loan on the property and they must negotiate with their lender to take less than what is owed.
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60516: Real Estate Sales Statistics for Downers Grove, IL. - 09/22/10 03:47 AM
 Market Statistics for Downers Grove Single Family Homes as of September 22, 2010.

408 Active Listings
Average List Price: $478,683
53 Homes Under Contract
7 Homes Pending
330 Sales in the Last 12 Months
Average Sales Price: $370,267
Months Supply of Inventory 15.91
Average Market Time is 190 Days
Average List to Sale Price Ratio is: 94.74%
Data Source: MRED LLC Multiple Listing Service

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60516: Amnesty Day for Garbage collection in Downers Grove and Recycling Event - 09/01/10 05:26 AM
For residents living in incorporated Downers Grove the village is sponsoring Amnesty Day for garbage pick up the Week of September 27, 2010.
This excludes residents of multifamily dwellings and comercial properties.
http://www.downers.us/page/view/239
The first 3 bags or cans must be tagged with a refuse sticker. The remaining items will be taken for free. They are not accepting appliances, tires, used motor oil or hazardous waste.
In anticiaption of Amnesty Day, Downers Grove is holding a recycling event on September 11, 2010 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.
http://www.downers.us/page/view/239
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60516: Downers Grove, IL. a great place to call home! - 08/23/10 11:38 AM
Are you considering a move to the Western Suburbs of Chicago? If so, Downers Grove just may be the town you are looking for. Centrally located in Du Page County, Downers Grove is convenient to the Tri-State Tollway I 294 to the East, I 355 to the West, the Eisenhower Expressway I 88 to the North and the Stevenson Expressway I 55 to the South. Metra Train Service is available from 3 different stops on the Burlington (Aurora to Chicago) train line with express trains reaching Union Station in Chicago in just 25 minutes.
http://metrarail.com/content/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/bnsf/schedule.html?schedule-start=MAINST-DG&schedule-end=CUS&schedule-day=bnsf_weekday&schedule-time=17%3A00&schedule-submit.x=103&schedule-submit.y=17#focus
 
The newly completed parking garage … (0 comments)

60516: The Tivoli Movie Theatre in Downers Grove, IL - 08/23/10 04:26 AM
A beautifully restored vintage movie house built in 1928, the Tivoli has just received a "Best of Chicago of 2010" award from Chicago Magazine as Best Budget Theatre in the Suburbs.
See the link to the Tivoli Theatre for showtimes and more information:
 
http://www.classiccinemas.com/history/tivoli.asp
 
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60516: Downers Grove Area Restaurant Guide - 08/20/10 10:10 AM

 
http://downers-grove.il-restaurants.com/
 
 
Make your weekend plans now!
 
 
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60516: New Listing Luxury Condo 2 Blocks to train! - 08/01/10 12:25 PM
 Just Listed! 5329 Main St. #403, Downers Grove, IL. 60515
Two Bedrooms, Two Baths, Fireplace, Heated Garage Space, Balcony, 1648 Square Feet total.
$297,500
Call Mary Braatz, Remax to see it today!
(630) 258-7677

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60516: Trolley Tour of Sears Homes in Downers Grove, Illinois - 07/31/10 05:10 AM
Downers Grove is the Sears Catalog Home Capitol of the World!
From 1908 to 1937 one could order a kit to build an entire house from the Sears Catalog. Downers Grove became a primary spot to build these homes as the components were delivered by rail and Downers Grove has 3 train stops.
Most of the 300 Sears Homes assembled in Downers Grove are within four blocks of the Downers Grove Main Street Station.
Approximately 100 Sears Catalog Homes still Exist in Downers Grove today and you can take part in the Sears Home Trolley Tour on September 18, 2010 … (2 comments)

 
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