La Grange is a village in the western Chicago suburbs founded in the 1830’s, located roughly 13 miles from the Chicago Loop. It’s central location with nearby highways and two Metra commuter train stations earned La Grange the title of top transit suburb in Metro Chicago in 2012. The perfect mixture of a small town feel and bustling downtown, La Grange offers a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment options with numerous public activities including a movie theatre. The village was named Chicago Magazine’s best downtown in 2009 and has previously earned a ‘best places to live’ designation. La Grange has roughly 15,600 residents with an estimated average home value of $454,621.
La Grange is known for excellent public and private schools. Lyons Township High School is in District 204 and has two campuses: North Campus is for juniors and seniors and located in the village, and South Campus for freshman and sophomores is in neighboring Western Springs. Lyons Township High School is the 8th largest public high school in Illinois and was ranked 17th in Illinois for academic performance. La Grange also has six public elementary and two junior high schools. St. Cletus, St. Francis Xavier and St. John’s Lutheran are the private Catholic and Lutheran schools within the town.
La Grange primarily contains quality single family homes, some of which are newly constructed but many that maintain their architectural and historic originality, with a designated historic district in the village. A few homes were even designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which demonstrate the town’s character. La Grange also hosts many events suitable for all ages, such as the annual Pet Parade, West End Art Festival, Endless Summerfest, Craft Show, and Holiday Walk. The Park District of La Grange operates a multitude of recreation facilities and 11 parks that span roughly 69 acres.