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Top 6 Reasons To Live in La Grange, IL

  • When it was founded by Franklin Dwight Cossitt, La Grange was set up to be a village with a peaceful rural lifestyle. Much has changed since and today the village is a popular Chicago suburb. Situated only 13 miles away from the Chicago Loop, its proximity to the city is a blessing for commuters. La Grange got its name from a town by the same name in Fayette County, Tennessee, where Cossitt grew up.

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  • Famous for public activities! Anyone that values a close-knit community will enjoy La Grange. Events from historic house walks organized by the La Grange Area Historical Society to major art fairs such as the West End Art Festival and farmer's markets regularly occur in the downtown area. The town even has an annual pet parade.
  • This place is well-connected! La Grange is a great place to put up your feet, but if you need to commute you'll be able to work quickly thanks to efficient public transportation. The village has easy access to Chicago and Aurora in the form of the BNSF Railway, which has stations at Stone Avenue and La Grange Road. There are also two airports situated relatively nearby.
  • Well-kept, beautiful houses! Houses in La Grange are luxurious and in demand, which shown by the high amount of owner-occupied homes. There are wonderful rent to own homes that can be found in the village. Apart from the lovely homes, those with a sweet tooth will love Audie's All These Sweets and Treats' delicious cookies, ice cream and snowballs, and Lilett's Candies is also well stocked with gourmet chocolate and candy.
  • Plenty of spacious homes! La Grange boasts as many 4 bedroom houses as 2 bedroom units. So even though there are lovely apartment complexes such Villa Venice Condominiums and Homestead Apartments in La Grange, those looking for a spacious property will not have trouble finding one.
  • Holidays are a big deal in La Grange! The village is a sight to behold in December during the La Grange annual Hometown Holiday with costumed Dickens characters, horse-drawn carriages and carolers abound. La Grange is lovely during the holidays, but October sees the town get spooky thanks to the LGBA-sponsored October Halloween Walk.
  • Nature is at your doorstep! La Grange is great for lovers of the great outdoors. The Park District of La Grange has about 67 acres of park land spread across 11 locations and offers plenty of recreation programs. The nearby Forest Preserve District of Cook County boasts more than 100 miles of trails for bikers and joggers.