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MI-BOX Moving Downers Grove, Illinois

Moving doesn't have to be stressful. Relax. MI-BOX Moving in Downers Grove has convenient and cost effective moving solutions.

Storage in Downers Grove

MI-BOX Storage Downers Grove, Illinois

Storage in Downers Grove for residential and commercial uses is delivered right to your door. MI-BOX Storage has you covered.


MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving

Level loading and unloading protects your valuables. MI-BOX's patented delivery system takes moving and storage to a new level.

Moving in Downers Grove, Illinois​

MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Downers Grove is unlike any other moving company. MI-BOX makes moving simple by giving you more time. Our portable moving containers are delivered by our patented Level Lift System and sit outside your home or place of business at ground level for easy 24/7 access. Load anything you want to move into our mobile containers. Use MI-BOX to stage your home, clear clutter, and sell faster and for more money. Once the unit is full, just call us and we'll move it to your new home in Downers Grove or anywhere in Chicago land or we'll store it for you in our climate-controlled warehouse. Loading and unloading once, saves you time, energy and money. MI-BOX Moving is locally owned and operated, so you're guaranteed the best prices in Downers Grove and and the areas we service. Call now and get Moving with MI-BOX.

Moving Services in Downers Grove

Our goal is simple. We want to take the stress out of moving. Traditional moving methods are simply becoming outdated. Why cram what should be a few weeks of work into a day? Call MI-BOX Moving in Downers Grove for a better way to move. We specialize in residential and commercial moving. MI-BOX will bring your choice of a 8', 16' or 20' mobile moving container right to you. Our containers fit in a standard parking space, so they're great for apartments, condos, single family homes or commercial job sites. Load or unload them at your leisure. You rent by the month, so forget the pressure of working under unreasonable moving deadlines. MI-BOX Moving has helped thousands of people move in Downers Grove and surrounding areas. See our moving tips for helpful suggestions.

Planning is the key to any successful move. It always takes longer than you think, so get started today!

Call MI-BOX Moving in Downers Grove. (815) 729-2270

Movers in Downers Grove

Before choosing a local mover in Downers Grove, you'll want to ask a few questions. One of the most important questions will always be, “How much will my move cost?”

Traditional moving companies in Downers Grove can only provide you with a moving estimate until everything is on their truck, because they are required to charge by weight. Not with MI-BOX Moving. Instead, our pricing is determined by the size of the container and the distance we need to travel. MI-BOX Moving will give you one guaranteed price on our moving services. Simply tell us when you would like a moving container delivered and we'll deliver it and place it where it's most convenient for you. Our goal is to make your next move simple and hassle-free. So get moving today. Call now.

MI-BOX Moving & Storage Downers Grove, Illinois

Storage In Downers Grove, Illinois​

Storage in Downers Grove is simple with MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving. MI-BOX Storage in Downers Grove rents our storage containers by the month, just like other storage units in Downers Grove. Only we'll deliver an 8', 12' or 16' mobile storage container to your home, where you can take your time loading. When you're done, either leave your container accessible on your site or we'll pick it up and store it in our secure warehouse. Our storage units are sturdy, weather resistant, and attractive. Keep one on your site for as long as you need it. At MI-BOX Storage in Downers Grove, we pride ourselves in providing a great customer experience and the most cost-effective storage prices in Downers Grove. You'll get one guaranteed price and on-time delivery. If you need self-storage in Downers Grove, then MI-BOX Storage has you covered.

Downers Grove Portable Storage

Other portable storage companies in Downers Grove require you to rent a moving truck, drive back and forth to the facility, unloading and reloading your items until your mini storage unit is full. Then, when you need access to your stored belongings, you have repeat the process all over again. Not with MI-BOX Storage. We do all the driving. MI-BOX storage containers in Downers Grove rent by the month so you can fill them at a pace that's best for you. Loading and unloading only once will save you time and money.

Portable Storage for Businesses

MI-BOX works with commercial businesses every day to remedy their short-term or long-term storage needs. Seasonal or permanent, we have something for you. With the price of real estate in Downers Grove, this is a great way to add square footage. We understand business moves quickly and time is money, so MI-BOX goes the extra mile in Downers Grove. We are locally owned and operated, so we understand the importance of delivering fast, dependable service. You can count on MI-BOX for the most reliable storage solutions for business storage needs. 

Portable Storage Near Me

MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving delivers our secure portable storage units to Downers Grove, Illinois and all surrounding areas.  MI-BOX has storage locations throughout Chicago and all suburbs. To find the most convenient storage location near you, please click find a storage location near me.

MI-BOX Mobile Storage Containers Downers Grove, Illinois

MI-BOX Moving & Storage Containers 

MI-BOX Moving and Storage containers in Downers Grove, Illinois are strong, sturdy and weather resistant. They're designed for convenience and protection. Our mobile storage containers are constructed using composite technology, a high density polyethylene plastic core bonded between two high strength steel skins. Composite wall panels provide strength and durability to ensure you are protected. All framing is structural grade steel that is hot dipped galvanized to prevent rust. Each container has a full-width, lockable door. Only you will have the key. A one-piece roof is designed to shelter everything inside and keep it safe from the elements. MI-BOX moving and storage containers are the longest-lasting mobile storage containers available. They're built to keep your valuables safe and secure. Use the most trusted brand in the industry to protect your worldly possessions. Use MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving Containers in Downers Grove.

Moving and Storage Sizes

MI-BOX portable storage containers come in three convenient sizes so you only rent the space you actually need. We are proud to offer 8', 16', and 20' moving and storage containers.

Our 8' self-storage unit is great for small jobs, dorm rooms, seasonal items, inventory, or when you just need a little extra storage space.

The 16' storage units are our most popular size and can fit the contents of 3-4 rooms, a basement, or bulky items such as patio furniture, sofas, or dining room sets. 

Our 20' storage containers are perfect for on-site jobs like remodeling or restoration projects, household moves or site-to-site business moving. The 20' storage containers are often used by first responders when dealing with emergencies.

Moving and Storage Units

MI-BOX brand moving and storage units are built to last a lifetime. Only quality products are used in the manufacturing process to ensure your items will be secure. Tested from coast to coast in the US and Canada, MI-BOX has been designing and building quality mobile storage containers since 2004. They protect against sun-fade, radiant heat, snow, and ice. Use the most trusted portable storage brand in the industry to ensure your belongings are kept safe. Rent MI-BOX Moving and Storage units in Downers Grove.

MI-BOX Mobile Storage Containers in Downers Grove

MI-BOX Self-Storage Downers Grove

Self-Storage Downers Grove, Illinois
Security - MI-BOX self-storage units ensure your belongings' safety
Timeliness - On-time delivery, reliably bringing self-storage to you
Flexibility - Load your containers at your own pace, with no time limits
Convenience - Keep your items right outside your home or business
Accessibility - FREE access to your containers in our warehouse
Save Time - Eliminate multiple trips to-and-from self-storage lockers
Save Money - Guaranteed rates, forget gas or truck rental charges

Self Storage Downers Grove Fun Facts

The self storage industry is highly fragmented, with 18% being owed by the six largest companies, 9 % owned by the next top 100 and 73% owned by small operators.

There is about 1.7 billion sq. ft. of rent-able self storage space in the US. Enough for every man, woman and child in the US to stand under.

No Call Centers - Talk to a Local Expert

MI-BOX Mobile Storage locations are locally owned and operated. We don't use call centers, ever.  You will always talk directly to a real, live, local professional  in your area. Providing cost effective solutions, understanding our customers needs and delivering exceptional service is what sets us apart. Experience the MI-BOX difference by calling MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Downers Grove today. 

Storage that is Safe and Secure

MI-BOX has been manufacturing our own self-storage containers since 2004. Weather resistant and tough, our mobile containers have been tested from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada for years to ensure the safety of your valuables. With quality portable containers and the most trusted brand name in the storage industry, look to MI-BOX Downers Grove to meet your storage needs. 

​Protect your Belongings from Damage

MI-BOX Moving & Mobile Storage in Downers Grove uses our patented Level Lift System that gently places each storage unit in more places with greater ease than any other container storage company. Your storage container and contents are kept level at all times, protecting them from damage. MI-BOX uses the longest lasting, most durable storage containers available, ensuring your valuables are protected.

Get the Service you Deserve

MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving dealers are owned and operated by hard working families in your area. All dealers use MI-BOX containers and our patented Level Lift System to ensure a quality experience every time. You're guaranteed to get the best possible prices and service from people who want to earn your business. Experience the difference - rent your next storage container from MI-BOX.

Store On-Site at Your location

Storage containers delivered to your door
Convenient mobile storage access 24/7
Secure storage - lockable roll up doors
Weather resistant portable storage
Great for remodeling projects
Organizing garages and seasonal items
Temporary storage at your business
Staging your home for sale
Downers Grove Storage & Moving by MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving

Compare MI-BOX to PODS® in Downers Grove

With MI-BOX, you’re guaranteed to get the best possible service and prices for all your moving and storage needs. But don’t take our word for it - go to the sites of PODS®, U-Haul®, and our other mobile storage competitors and compare them for yourself. Consider our secure containers, patented delivery system, guaranteed prices, and the flexibility MI-BOX delivers. Think about it. No loading ramps, no trucks to rent, no time restraints. We know you have options, so we're constantly striving to make MI-BOX in Downers Grove, Illinois​ the best choice for all your moving and storage needs. If you have any questions, please call and talk to us directly. MI-BOX Moving & Storage in Downers Grove, Illinois is locally owned and operated. You'll always talk directly to our highly trained operations manager who is here to help.


Some customers use the term "pod" referring to any portable storage container because PODS® popularized the concept of portable storage.  However, PODS® and "pod" are registered trademarks of PODS Enterprises, Inc, which MI-BOX is not affiliated with.  The generic terms used in the storage industry are either "mobile storage containers" or "portable storage containers," but don't worry - we'll know what you mean.

PODS® is a registered trademark for PODS Enterprises, Inc and U-Haul® is a registered trademark of U-Haul International, Inc. MI-BOX® not sponsored by, or affiliated with, any of these competitors.


MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Downers Grove, Illinois is locally owned and operated. From your first call or online quote, you'll experience the difference personalized service makes. With one point of contact, you'll always be on top of things. You'll get convenient moving and storage solutions, on-time delivery and more choices in Downers Grove at the best prices.

MI-BOX® offers 8', 16' and 20' moving and storage containers.  PODS®  does not have 20' units. Compare MI-BOX® to PODS® today.

MI-BOX® Level Lift System

MI-BOX Mobile Storage & Moving in Downers Grove delivers portable storage containers using our patented Level Lift System. There is no tilting required, which protects your belongings and driveway. We maintain a level load while loading, unloading or transporting to ensure stored goods do not shift. The Level Lift System also enables us to have the smallest footprint possible and a very low clearance height. We can deliver on any surface - unpaved, inclined or declined. Snow or rain are no problem for the MI-BOX Level Lift System. It gently sets each portable storage container precisely where you'd like it and picks it up without ever leaving a trace. It's the most efficient container delivery system available.

Moving and Storage Delivered

Only MI-BOX dealers use our patented, industry exclusive Level Lift System. With it, we can do what the others can't. MI-BOX delivers containers to more places than any other mobile storage competitor. It's safe, easy and it's designed to protect your contents inside. Rest easy knowing your items are stored exactly how you packed them. 

The MI-BOX Level Lift System is in a class of its own. It allows for faster deliveries which keeps you and your move on time. It only takes about 5 minutes to drop off or pick up a mobile storage container. Our drivers operate the system with a watchful eye via remote control, resulting in more reliable deliveries.

See for yourself how the MI-BOX Level Lift System works.

MI-BOX Moving Guide to Downers Grove, Illinois​

Moving to Downers Grove, Illinois​

Deciding where to live can be tough and intimidating. There are so many factors to consider, such as safety, living cost, expenses, etc. If you are living in Chicagoland, or even outside, and would like to move to another location, why not consider the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove? To find out if moving to this suburb is right for you, read this guide to learn more about what Downers Grove has to offer.

Downers Grove​ History

The village of Downers Grove is rich in history. Pierce Downer, originally from New York, was the first settler to arrive in Downers Grove in 1832. He camped alone in a grove of oak trees during his time, which was located in the fork of two ancient Indian trails. He claimed the 160 acres of prairie and timberland surrounding him by marking it off with stakes. It cost him $1.25 an acre. Other early settlers were soon to follow.

Israel Blodgett left his homestead near Naperville and came to Downers Grove three years after the Black Hawk War ended to establish a farm and blacksmith shop south of the would-be Maple Avenue.  A good portion of his early customers were Native Americans that brought Israel their guns for him to repair.

Samuel Curtiss was another early founder. Curtiss claimed land just north of Blodgett’s homestead and is now the center of the village’s downtown business district. Henry Carter was the next founder of note. He opened both a post office and the first store in town. He also sold parts of his land stake early one, sparking growth and new shops in the downtown.

The construction of the Illinois-Michigan canal began in 1836. In the subsequent years, many of the workers began to flock to Downers Grove. This included immigrants from most western European countries.

The next infrastructure to spark growth was the railroad. In 1864, the first train ran on the tracks from Aurora, IL to Chicago. This helped drive both agricultural commerce and passenger traffic between Downers Grove and Chicago. Early commuters actually rode in freight cars, a far cry from the comforts of todays Metra commuter trains.

In 1873, Downers Grove was approved for village incorporation. The village chose T.S. Rogers to be the village’s first president, in which he served sixteen years. By 1885, the village population had grown to 500. In 1888, the village ordinance built the first sewers. Then in the 1890s, the land was subdivided in the northwest section of the village by E.H. Prince. He improved a pond and added small parks in the subdivided land.

In 1922, a Downers Grove resident, Lottie Homan O’Neill, was the first woman elected to the Illinois legislature. With the exception of two years, she served in the House and Senate until 1963. The village’s centennial was celebrated on July 4, 1932. To help raise spirits during the Depression, a parade and pageant occurred. Productive farms bordered Downers Grove on the southeast, south, and west after the end of World War II. Today, the village has a population of over 42,500 and spreads over thirteen square miles.

Downers Grove​ Climate

The climate in Downers Grove is cold and temperate. Even in its driest month (February), there is a good amount of rainfall. February has 35 mm or 1.4 inches of precipitation. July is when the greatest amount of precipitation occurs, with an average of 105 mm or 4.1 inches. Downers Grove’s average annual temperature is 9.5 °C or 49.1 °F. Precipitation is about 932 mm or 36.7 inches per year. Between the driest and wettest months, the precipitation varies 70 mm or 3 inches. The variation in temperatures is 29.0 °C or 84.2 °F throughout the year

Demographics of Downers Grove​

Downers Grove is a village within the DuPage County of Illinois. It is the 30th largest city in Illinois and the 806th largest city in the United States. Currency, Downers Grove is declining at a rate of -0.14% annually. However, its population has increased by 2.97% according to the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,833 in 2010. In 2015, Downers Grove reached its highest population of 49,792. Downers Grove has a population density of 3,392 per square mile and spans over 15 miles.

The average household income in Downers Grove is $114,761. There is a poverty rate of 5.58%. The median rental costs come to $1,283 per month and the median house value is $347,600 in recent years. The median age in Downers Grove is 42.8 years (males: 41.3; females: 44.3). There are 94.1 males for every 100 females. The most recent ACS (American Community Survey), the racial composition for Downers Grove is:

  • White: 88.17%
  • Asian: 5.93%
  • Black or African American: 3.65%
  • Two or more races: 1.25%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

Downers Grove​ Economy

Downers Grove recenly (pre-COVID) had an unemployment rate of 3.0%, which is way less than the U.S. average of 3.7%. Downers Grove has seen a job market decrease by -0.2% over the last year. The predicted job growth over the next ten years is almost 28%, which is lower than the U.S. average of 33.5%. Downers Grove has a lot of different industries in regards to jobs. Some of these industries include agriculture, construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, finance and insurance, utilities, and real estate.

Downers Grove’s sales tax rate is 8.0%. That is greater than the U.S. average of 7.3%. Downers Grove’s income tax rate is 5.0%, which is greater than the U.S. average is 4.6%. The average income for a Downers Grove resident is just over $42,500 per year. This is greater than the U.S. average of $28,555 a year. The median Downers Grove household income is just over $85,000 a year. This is greater than the U.S. average of $53,482 a year.

Housing in Downers Grove​

There are a total of 20,268 houses and apartments in Downers Grove. House prices can start as low as $56,000, or lower, and can go as high as $1,122,000 or higher. Since 2000 (2000 Q1 – 2020 Q2), total appreciation went up by 59.14% and the average annual rate went up by 2.29%.

For rent and ownership, the average market rent is $1,548 per month. 74% of homes are owned, 26%t of homes are rented, and more than 4% of homes are vacant.

In regards to the ages of the homes, house ages go way back to before 1939 while some are newer than 2000. More than 9% of houses are from 2000 or newer, 46.1% of houses are from 1970-1999, 34.7% of houses are from 1940-1969, and 9.9% of houses are from 1939 or before 1939. Single-family homes make up 60.7% of the type of homes in Downers Grove, townhomes make up 7.8%, small apartment buildings make up 2.0%, apartment complexes make up 29.4%, and mobile homes make up 0.1%. For home size, 1.3% of houses have no bedrooms, 12.1% of houses have 1 bedroom, 25.6% of houses have 2 bedrooms, 32.1% of houses have 3 bedrooms, 23.5% of houses have 4 bedrooms, and 5.4% of houses have 5 or more bedrooms.

Things to Do in Downers Grove​

The suburb of Downers Grove has plenty of places you can visit and explore. From exploring nature to tourist attractions, and many more, you will never get bored. If you love nature, then there are many natural landscapes for you to explore. Names of some of the spots you can visit are Barth Pond, Hidden Lake Forest Preserve, Lyman Woods Nature Center, and Maple Grove Preserve.

One of the best hidden gems in Downers Grove is the park district’s nine-hole golf course. This course was originally the first nine-hole course west of the Allegany Mountains. It was then expanded to 18-holes, making it the the first 18-hole course in the United States! It was the original site of the Chicago Golf Club. The course was reduced to nine-holes to accommodate development, but the historic nature of the course makes it one of the best and most challenging nine-hole courses you can play.

Another landmark in Downers Grove is the Tivoli Theater. The Tivoli was an engineering marvel of its time, opening on Christmas day in 1928. It was one of the first theaters in the United States made for “talkies”, the slang of the day for the newest movies that incorporated sound. More than 4,000 people lined up on it’s opening day trying to snag a ticket to one of the just over 1,000 seats. The theater is still in operation today and is one of the best places in the western suburbs of Chicago to see a movie.

If you would love to go out and have a fun day/night with friends and family, some places you can go are Fun Zone, Fuzzy Logic Escape Room, and Laser Quest. Let’s not forget shopping. Many people within the Chicago suburbs and from the city of Chicago go to the suburbs to shop. Some of the shops include Downers Grove Wine Shop, Gallery’s Choice, Distinctive Coins, Tobias Music, and See’s Candies. Other attractions that would be worth checking out as well include Tivoli Theater, Alter Brewing Company, and Downers Grove Park District Museum. 

Downers Grove Dining

There are many different types of restaurants for you to eat and enjoy. You have choices of many different types of restaurants, from fine dining to casual dining to fast food. There are also many ethnic cuisines for you to choose from as well, from Mexican to American to Japanese and many more. Some of the many restaurants you can choose to dine at include Bohemian Crystal, Juicy O’s, Gatto’s Restaurant, Lao Szechuan House, and Sushi House. 

If you are not quite in the mood to eat a full meal and would like to grab a drink or quick bite with friends and family instead, you can easily do that as well. There are many bars/pubs, bakeries, cafes, and fast-food restaurants that you can go to for a quick drink or bite. Some of the names of these places include Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Ingram’s Busy Bee Bakery, Mission BBQ, Caribbean Corner, Peet’s Coffee, Tasty Treat, and Country House

Downers Grove​ – A Safe Place to Live

Overall, Downers Grove has a safety index of 51%, which indicates that it is safer than 51% of U.S. cities. The yearly average number of violent crimes in Downers Grove is 49, with a violent crime rate of .99 per 1,000 residents. Your chances of becoming a victim of violent crime are 1 in 1,008. In regards to violent crimes, there have been a reported total of 0 murders, 15 rape cases, 9 robberies, and 25 assaults. The number of property crimes is 565, with a crime rate of 11.44 per 1,000 residents. Your chances of becoming a victim of a property crime are 1 in 87. In regards to property crime, there have been a reported total of 71 burglaries, 468 thefts, and 26 motor vehicle thefts. The total number of crimes amounts to 614, with a crime rate of 12.43 per 1,000 residents.

Healthcare in Downers Grove​

There are five hospitals within the suburb of Downers Grove: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, 3825 Highland – Internal Medicine, Advocate Health Care, Loyola University Med Center, and Advocate Good Samaritan Outpatient Center.

There are five hospitals within the suburb of Downers Grove: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, 3825 Highland – Internal Medicine, Advocate Health Care, Loyola University Med Center, and Advocate Good Samaritan Outpatient Center.

Advocate Health care is a faith-based nonprofit and is the largest health system in Illinois. The hospital is dedicated to changing patients’ expectations. Because of this, it gives its patients easy access to all that they need to stay well, live well, and achieve outstanding treatment outcomes. The hospital has about 400 sites of care and 12 hospitals with two children’s campuses. It employs 6,300 doctors, leading physicians, who truly care about their patients and their work. The hospital’s experts regularly participate in research and use the latest techniques and technology. Patients can easily book online, anytime, and easily locate the first available experts nearby. The hospital has earned many outstanding awards and has accomplished a lot towards helping its patients.

Downers Grove​ School

There is an array of choices when selecting the right school for your child. There are many choices for elementary, middle, and high school. To help narrow down your selection, we will be providing only the top-rated schools in this article. For elementary schools, some options you should consider for your child are Kingsley Elementary School, Pierce Downer Elementary School, Prairieview Elementary School, and Henry Puffer School. For middle school, Lakeview Jr. High School would be a good option for your child. For high school, Lakeview High School and Community High School District 99’s North and South High Schools are great options

Come Back Home to Downers Grove​

Downers Grove has a lot to offer. From housing to entertainment to schooling, the city really does have it all. And should you consider making the move to Downers Grove, MI-BOX is here to help.