- Suburb of Chicago, IL
La Grange Reviews
Rating 4.35 out of 5 49 reviews
I've lived here all my life, and I attend one of the public high schools in the area. Very good and safe neighborhood, though there's not much diversity, which disappoints me.
It is a very safe town, with a lot of family-friendly activities (ie. parks, downtown, restaurants, schools)
I love that there is a lot to do in lagrange. Downtown LaGrange has great food where you can go for a quick bite, or have a fancy dinner. There's also many kind people that you can make long lasting relationships with. Not to mention the great schools. LaGrange is nearby many places where you can enjoy nature as well. You can go zip-lining, and it's only a ten minute drive. The summer events like the pet parade, or the halloween and Christmas walks make it fun to enjoy with kids as well.
My fondest memories growing up the past twenty years in this suburban community have been all I could ever been given to succeed. From top-ranked public schooling that gave my family intellectual and financial stability was a major relief to living our lives consciously. This blue collar farming community rose from the bottom since it’s beginning in 1879, brining innovation and promise to our local downtown and historic housing district. The timeless and gracious presence of these structures reminds our these residents the accomplishment that came from the people who wanted to make this the place for anyone to live. I was always sprawled with acquaintances throughout local organizations like La Grange Little League, which provided a hobby that would connect me to individuals that I still talk to.
Love downtown La Grange with all the restaurants, shops, and access to the train. The community has such a nice feel and it is a great location.
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.
A great town to grow up in. A small town bustling with businesses. Only half an hour drive or 50 minute train ride from the city. A movie theater to various restaurants to shops to the numerous spots to grab frozen yogurt. The local middle and high schools are among the largest public schools in the state.
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.
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.
LaGrange is a super friendly and cute town. The downtown area is always populated with toddlers, teenagers and adults doing their own thing. Among the restaurants, there are town favorites and every couple of years one or two businesses switch for a good variety. The houses on the blocks are always full of welcoming neighbors where block parties are a common way to bond.
I have lived in La Grange for 4 years and have had great experiences as a teenager. All the local and small business owners are very nice and give students opportunities to work at their business. I feel safe in my neighborhood and enjoy all the tests during the summer.
I lived here for 9 years and had to spend $50k in my basement just to keep out rainwater and sewage. The infrastructure in La Grange is very old and can’t keep up in heavy rains so you must invest in overhead sewers and drain tiles in your basement to keep it dry and sewage out. I also had to invest $10k in a whole house generator because of the very frequent power outages. La Grange is not as safe as it used to be either, look up armed robberies and carjackings for this town.
The thing that I liked about LaGrange was that the area was kept very clean and that you felt safe wherever you were. Also, there are many activities so that there's never a dull moment in your suburb.
Small unincorporated area surrounded by other towns with lots to do! Town is safe and has great public schooling. Highlands really strives to help children learn and prepare for highschool.
Great community with a great downtown with a variety of food and entertainment. The town hosts farmers markets in the summer and craft fairs.
La Grange is a great community just 20 minutes by train outside of Chicago. Everything is walkable, community members are friendly, and there is a wide assortment of restaurants and shops. For those who enjoy fitness, there are many options as well as easy access to Salt Creek Trail.
LaGrange is a good town if you want a safe place for your children to go to school. The only downside to me is that there isn't much diversity and people can tend to be very stuck up and snobs.