Chicago Community of the Month: La Grange
The Chicago area boasts many outstanding neighborhoods and suburbs, each with its own character and appeal. Today, we are going to take a closer look at La Grange, the community we call home.
The village of La Grange is a suburb located approximately 13 miles west of Chicago. It runs just north of Ogden Ave. and is bordered on the south by 55th St. between Gilbert Ave. and East Ave.
What Makes La Grange Great?
La Grange is a vibrant neighborhood with lots of great restaurants, terrific schools and interesting shops. In fact, Chicago Magazine named it the best suburban downtown and listed it among the area's best places to live.
Just a casual walk through the six square blocks that make the village center is enough for you to notice the eclectic mix of great new stores as well as many that celebrate La Grange's rich history and heritage, including a traditional hardware store, an old-fashioned movie house, and an independent bookshop.
Points of Interest and Attractions
There's always lots to see and do in La Grange. Here are just a few not to be missed spots:
Robert G. Emmond House: located at 109 8th Ave., this 1892 mansion with its octagonal turret was designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright.
Gordon Park: with its splash pad, skateboard ramp, and butterfly garden, this park offers everything you need for a full day of family fun.
Farmer’s market: every Thursday, the 6th Avenue parking deck is host to an excellent farmer’s market where you'll find plenty of fresh fruits and veggies from local growers.
Jackson Square Mall: you’re sure to find incredible vintage and antique treasures in this 10,000 square-foot shop located at 112 E. Burlington Ave.
Tates Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Shop: satisfy your summertime sweet tooth at this traditional ice cream parlor that features handcrafted cool treats.
Public Transit in La Grange
In case you need even more reason to start looking for homes for sale in La Grange, you should know that it has been named the most transit-friendly suburb in all the Chicago area by a report conducted by DePaul University. With two Metra stops in the neighborhood, you can get from downtown Chicago to La Grange in 25 minutes, making it a perfect choice for commuters.There’s a lot to love about La Grange. It’s not surprising that it continues to be a popular choice for people looking for a new home.