Building Community: La Grange

Building Community: La Grange

  • Mike McCurry
  • 05/15/23

La Grange is an inviting community offering a wide variety of activities and amenities for both residents and guests. Rated one of the best places to live in Illinois by Niche, La Grange offers residents a suburban environment with convenient access to downtown Chicago. With a generous selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and parks, along with highly-rated schools, La Grange is an ideal community for families interested in staying in the Chicagoland area.

Founded by F. D. Cossitt in 1879, La Grange has preserved much of its authenticity and character from the time of its founding. According to the Village of La Grange, “La Grange retains a strong sense of community, with historic homes, traditional downtown business districts, schools, parks, and public transportation, all which contribute to the community’s character, quality of life, and economic vibrancy.” Particularly in downtown La Grange, residents and guests can enjoy many shopping and dining experiences, with some of the buildings dating back to the 1890s.

Today, there are around 16,200 residents in La Grange. Community members enjoy a safe and comfortable environment with a vibrant downtown and unique local offerings. La Grange also has 11 public parks covering 69 acres, and is known for many signature annual events – one of the most-beloved being the annual La Grange Pet Parade. In addition to the Pet Parade, La Grange has several other community events enjoyed by residents and visitors alike:

  • Craft Show
  • Endless Summerfest
  • West End Art Festival
  • Halloween Week
  • Holiday Walk

Downtown La Grange is known for its charming ambiance, specialty boutiques, and delicious restaurants. Favorite dining spots include Prasino, fourteensixteen, Forbidden Noodles, and Kama Indian Bistro. Local shops also include Linnea Jewelers, Whisper Me Home, and Maria’s Floral Studio. There is always something to discover in La Grange, and it is a wonderful place to call home.

La Grange schools are also highly-rated, with six elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools (one campus for Freshman and Sophomores, and a second campus for Juniors and Seniors). The high school is in District 204, Lyons Township High School. Ranked among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois, Lyons Township is an award-winning school that offers an excellent education and experience. There are also many private school options for families to consider along with the community public schools.

If you are considering moving to La Grange, or interested in learning more about real estate opportunities, our team is comprised of local experts. In the current real estate market, homes in La Grange are valued around $400,000. This value certainly varies by property location, size of home, and other factors - but this is the current average home valuation estimate.

At the Mike McCurry Group, we are committed to helping families make meaningful moves to a community that aligns with their goals, interests, and aspirations. We are here to support you if you are interested in moving to La Grange, or any of the many great towns in the surrounding western suburbs. Learn more about buying a home with our team, and how we can get you settled in La Grange.


Here are additional resources to connect with the La Grange community:

Village of La Grange

La Grange Park Chamber of Commerce

La Grange Park District

La Grange Business Association



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