The annual Lombard Lilac Festival Parade draws a crowd to downtown Lombard, but crowds are too often scarce there.
Businesses are scarcer than they used to be, according to a recent Daily Herald article noting 19 retail-level vacancies in the Village's downtown area.
Lombard is only one of a number of near-in western suburbs that have seen their downtown areas experience various stages of decline. If a healthy, vibrant downtown area is one of your checklist items for a new community, you'll want to spend some time in its downtown area. If the health of the downtown isn't on your checklist, you might want to reconsider. A declining downtown area is often a sign of overall community decline.