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La Grange

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Located approximately 14 miles west of Chicago, in Cook County, the Village occupies a land area of approximately 2.5 square miles and has an estimated population of 15,600. Homes within the Village are well-preserved and maintain their architectural and historic significance through sensitive restoration. An historic district designated by the National Trust for Historic Places is located within the Village.

The Village is a relatively affluent community with a cosmopolitan flair. As a mature community located within the inner suburban ring of a major metropolitan area, La Grange has maintained an image of quality and stability by offering a diverse selection of housing alternatives, an established central business district, and excellent library, park, and school systems.

The Village’s business base is made up primarily of smaller businesses which provide friendly, personalized service and quality merchandise. The Village provides more than 1,300 on-street and off-street public parking spaces, which serve the commuter as well as the shopper. Two small industrial areas also serve as the headquarters for a number of light manufacturing establishments. In recent years, many dining establishments have chosen to locate in La Grange creating a distinct niche or “restaurant row” for the Village.

The business community is an active participant in enhancing the vibrancy of the downtown area by maintaining attractive storefronts and by sponsoring various annual community events such as the Pet Parade, Endless Summer, the Christmas Walk, and a fine arts festival. These events continue to attract thousands of people from the Village and surrounding communities to downtown La Grange. The success of La Grange is the result of more than just paved streets, transportation advances, or even farsighted leadership. The Village is an outstanding community because of the residents who care about their town and take active roles in helping it to grow as a quality Village.

The Village of La Grange’s strategic location has the advantage of being easily accessible from every direction. Four State highways penetrate and cross its boundaries on two major routes: Route 12, 20, and 45 (La Grange/Mannheim Road) and Route 34 (Ogden Avenue).

Public transportation is provided by the Burlington Northern Commuter Rail System, which has approximately 5,000 boardings daily from the La Grange Road Train station and the Stone Avenue Station. Amtrak and PACE bus service also serve the area. Rail freight service is provided by the Indiana Harbor Belt and the Burlington Northern / Santa Fe Railway.

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