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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
La Grange is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 15,632. La Grange is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in La Grange offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In La Grange there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in La Grange and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in La Grange are highly rated.
About La Grange...
Population
15,632

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$480,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,176
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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La Grange Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    64.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    859.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in La Grange

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$121,425
National
$55,322
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La Grange is a town that values its history and looks forward to the future, as demonstrated in its annual town traditions like the pet parade and holiday walk, as well as in the variety of its architecture. Downtown La Grange is a prime example of the melding of past and future, being the host of the aforementioned events, and being located in the middle of the quiet, residential Historic District. Just one look at the La Grange Theater marquee sign creates a deep sense of nostalgia, which is furthered by streets of businesses nestled close together, often topped by small apartments on the second floor. Architecturally, this area has remained untouched by time. The businesses themselves, however, are new and exciting small chains or businesses offering diverse experiences in dining, shopping, and leisure.
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I have lived in La Grange for over 20 years now and can honestly say that is an absolutely fabulous place to raise a family. As someone who lived downtown Chicago for 10 years prior to coming out here, I was concerned that it would be boring, but there are so many excellent restaurants and wonderful places to have a cup of coffee or a drink that I do not feel the need to go downtown Chicago for a nice night out. At the same time, it's just a 20 minute train ride back to the city if you are so inclined. You can't ask for better public schools and there are plenty of reputable private schools around if you prefer. Most importantly, I have never been concerned with my kids safety, which was nice during their tween years when they started walking downtown La Grange by themselves to hang out with their friends. The local movie theater is always playing a recent movie and there are plenty of quick food and ice cream shops around to keep them happy.
La Grange is a great suburb. Very reliable with accessible industrial chains that includes super markets, food chains, and overall marketing. Although this are great things, it lacks on accessibility of historical exploration and other adventurous activities as well places. Overall, its community is very friendly, a beautiful neighborhood, very peaceful.