Retire in Downers Grove, IL

Livability Score
56
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
148306
Median Househould Income
81218
Median Age
42.5
65 Years and Over
22070
Median Home Value
343000
Unemployed
6093
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Olive Theory Pizzeria

Loved the service first and foremost. The workers were very welcoming and friendly. I got the 7.99 pizza sandwich with any toppings and it was mouth...

2. Caribbean Corner

This weekend we were slightly preoccupied with the Cubs. Or should I say completely preoccupied? Luckily, friends of ours were more grounded and had the...

3. Bryan's American Grille

Stopped here after checking Yelp on a three hour youth football hiatus. Staff was very friendly. We started with their chips, salsa and guacamole. The...

4. Los Dos

Mexican food is always a pretty safe staple whether it's 2AM and you're stumbling out of a bar or its 2PM and you're looking for a late lunch, but Los Dos...

5. Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse

Exceptional food, exceptional service. If you are a meatatarian you will absolutely love this place. I didn't even bother with the salad bar - I went right...

Golf
1. Seven Bridges Golf Club

Thank you to Seven Bridges for an absolute perfect wedding day! We were married on 7/31/16. First and foremost, I cannot say enough good things about...

2. Cantigny Golf

Great course Perfect condition all around Staff everywhere was friendly and helpful Food at the bar afterwards was great as well.

3. Score 18 Indoor Golf

really cool place....went in on sunday...had the football games on.....cold beers and wine available.....really comfortable couches outside your...

4. Arrowhead Golf Club

"Arrowhead" is probably the place we visit the most during the summer months. We love outdoor eating and their patio is just simply the best with a gently...

5. Links & Tees Golf Facility

My first time at Links & Tees won't be my last! Being that it was my first time mini golfing (yes I am 23...), I gave this facility 4 stars because I don't...

Active
1. Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Woohoo! for places like this. Two weeks ago, we came upon nine baby ducks whose mother had been killed close to their nest. They had wandered into a busy...

2. Gracie Barra Downers Grove

3rd attempt since yelp mobile is buggy. My wife and I transferred to Downers from another GB and couldn't possibly be happier with our decision. I can't say...

3. Anytime Fitness

This place is great! I did a good amount of research and I found Anytime is to be the most affordable and well kept gym around. The staff is friendly and I...

4. Yoga by Degrees

Aaaah! I love this place! The facility is always clean; both the locker rooms and the studio rooms. The instructors are very welcoming, and all lead truly...

5. Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates

I was told after rotator cuff surgery I would be out 9 months. I strongly feel the personalized and knowledgeable plan that the staff at BeFit put together...

Arts
1. The Magic Parlour

I still ask myself, 'how did he do it?' This is a perfect date night choice and is just a small walk away from the magnificent mile. The show is engaging...

2. Tivoli Theatre

What's not to love about the Tivoli Theater?! Gorgeous theater built in the 1920's in downtown Dowers right by the train tracks. Yummy popcorn, ticket...

3. Psychic Medium Michael Gourley

Thanks Michael- He told my aura which I thought was accurate. I then asked some questions, and he was able to give me light and clarity. He was easy to chat...

4. Bottle & Bottega Glen Ellyn

This was the BEST date night that my husband and I have ever been on! Dennis was such an awesome instructor! Thank you so for a fantastic evening!

5. Pinot's Palette

I was supposed to do this class with my husband, but he had to work that night so I went alone and still had a great time painting. Everyone is very...

Shopping
1. Optical Pro

Just wanted to follow up with my previous review on the eye exam and ordering the frames. Magdy is truly one of a kind and my glasses were ready ahead of...

2. Pro Jersey Sports

Very helpful staff. They are friendly and will talk about sports like you're known them for years. I came in looking for a t-shirt and left with two...

3. Gallery's Choice

I can't say enough about this place. They hold great art classes for kids and adults. They provide first class framing services! They so lovingly frames my...

4. Ambrose Builders

Ambrose Builders, where to begin?! Absolutely every part of our renovation was beautiful, on time, and on budget. Mike's crew is the best in the business:...

5. BK Camera Repair

Fantastic quality service at the best price! They will clean your DSLR lens and camera manually by hand, no machine here. This way will be the best for your...

Health
1. Town Eyecare

The highest quality product and service, I will be coming back, always! Thank you, Dr. Lee and Henry!

2. Concept Care Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Dr. Melissa is amazing! From the time I found out I was pregnant, she was the one I trusted during this special time. She explained the importance of...

3. Renovo Endodontic Studio

Dr. Wang and her assistant, Eses, helped alleviate all the fear I had with having my tooth extracted (and being in the dentists' chair, overall). I had my...

4. Downers Grove OB/GYN

Most amazing and caring doctor. I have had two c sections with dr Lawler and I felt so cared for and I knew I was in great hands. The entire staff is...

5. Frank C Madda, MD DDS MS FACS

Dr. Madda is truly exceptional. He did my breast augmentation and I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the end result. From the very first consultation...

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