La Grange, IL Neighborhoods and Homes For Sale
Around La Grange
The main shopping district extends nearly a mile north to south from Ogden to Cossitt Avenue. The north end offers a Trader Joe’s and some fast food options. As you travel south there are many more privately run restaurants offering sushi, Mexican, BBQ, gastropubs, and Mediterranean dining options.
Built in 1925 as a live theater, the La Grange Theatre has been showing movies since the 1940s. It’s a nice mix of nostalgia and modern comforts. Just around the corner from the theater is the La Grange Public Library. Even in the digital age, the library is still relevant as a cultural hub, offering many events for children and adults. La Grange is also home to a chamber orchestra (Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra), a comedy troupe (Mother Cluckers Comedy), teen theater ensemble (LATTE Theater), and an art league (La Grange Art League).
From spring through early fall you can visit the farmer’s market on Thursdays where local and Midwest farmers and small-batch artisans sell their wares at this award-winning outdoor market. One of the great things about having the farmer’s market on Thursday is that nearby Western Springs has one on Sundays and Hinsdale’s is on Mondays, giving you plenty of opportunities to shop for seasonal produce. Also be on the lookout for the annual Craft Fair that takes place in July.
La Grange has 13 parks including the 17-acre Gordon Park that offers splash pads, soccer fields, tennis and handball courts, and a skate area. Near by La Grange Country Club offers swimming, tennis, and an 18-hole golf course.
La Grange is a very family-friendly village with excellent schools. Serviced by Districts 102, 105, 106, and 204, La Grange area schools are consistently ranked as among the best in the state. The majority of these schools score eight or higher on GreatSchools, meaning that they are generally regarded as strong academic institutions. With so many available options, parents can be confident that their children will be in a great learning environment.
La Grange has two Metra train stations on the north side of town: one at La Grange Road and another at Stone Avenue. Using this train line, commuters can reach Chicago’s Union Station in about 40 minutes. PACE buses provide rides along La Grange Road. Drivers can easily access I-55 and I-290, but depending on the time of day, your best option may be taking Ogden Avenue to drive into Chicago.
Cost of Living
La Grange is quite affordable compared to other suburbs in Chicagoland, offering a cost of living slightly lower than the national average. While the village’s housing supply certainly has its high end, there are also plenty of midrange and affordable options to fit most any budget.
The village is known for a large number of Victorian-style homes mixed with Tudors, Mid-century modern, ranches, and the occasional Chicago bungalow. Lots in La Grange are typically large enough to have a detached garage and backyard space, but if you are looking for quarter-acre or larger, you will want to check nearby La Grange Highlands, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Oak Brook, or Hinsdale.
La Grange is also known for its summer events, such as the annual Pet Parade in June that draws thousands of attendees from the nearby area and the three-day-long Endless Summerfest in August. Local businesses open their doors for the annual Halloween Walk and the Holiday Walk takes place in December.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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