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DSR Realty

La Grange Il

DSR Realty | La Grange IL Realtor

Welcome home to La Grange. The village of La Grange was first known as Kensington after the name of the first local Post Office. When Franklin Dwight Cossitt found out there was a neighboring area with the same name he re-named the village La Grange in honor of his hometown in TN. The village of La Grange was originally incorporated in 1879 and founded by Cossitt.  Prior to incorporating citizens started moving to the area in the 1930's leaving Chicago to enjoy the peace and relative quiet of rural life. Cossitt who made his money building a successful wholesale grocery business bought hundreds of acres of farmland in the surrounding area. Laying out streets, planting trees, donating land for community use buildings, and building homes, Cossitt set out to build the ideal village. La Grange really started to boom soon after the Great Fire of 1871 as citizens fled the ills of the city. La Grange was perfectly suited with an convenient commute and lots of opportunities to accommodate them.

La Grange has a wonderful school system serving the community.  Schools serving the majority of the area in district 102 are Ogden Ave (ranked #19 best public teachers and #148 best public school out of 2200+ and is a blue ribbon recipient) and Cossitt (ranked #29 in public school teachers and #170 best public school out of 2200+) Elementary, Park Jr High, and Lyons Township High School with two campuses (North serving juniors and seniors, South serving freshman and sophomores). LT High School is ranked #23 best public teachers, #29 best College Prep, and #17 overall in IL out of 600+ schools.  LT is ranked #648 nationally and is a silver award winner. Blue Ribbon schools are recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. 

La Grange primarily encompasses the are between Ogden Ave (North), East Ave (East), Plainfield Rd (South), and Gilbert Ave (West). La Grange sits approximately 14 miles west of Chicago. It is an easy commute to Downtown form it's Metra stops at La Grange Rd and Stone Ave. There are two major airports within a half hour drive (O'Hare, Midway) offering non-stop flights to just about anywhere in the world. Along with Uber/Lyft, car service access, and AmTrak you are globally connected for business or personal travel.

La Grange has a large thriving downtown area that is cut down the middle by La Grange Rd. There is a Library, Post Office, Fire and Police Station, pool at La Grange Field Club, and City Govt offices. La Grange is also home to Jackson Square Vintage and Antique mall (One of the largest in the area).  DT also hosts entertainment (Music Under The Stars, Movies in the Park, Family Bingo Night, La Grange Endless Summer Fest, Art Fest), fairs, as well as many other events (seasonally permitting). Its also host to many locally owned business and eateries in an upscale suburban setting including Nickson's Eatery, Palmer Place, Wild Monk, and many others.  There is a Balkan Bakery as well as traditional bakeries and My Grandpa's Store. 

La Grange is home to eleven parks, with approximately 78 acres, and a recreation center where you can find information on a host of sports and over 1500 recreational programs. La Grange is home to LFC Tigers Football and Cheer Club and is the home of the Little League Baseball Illuminati. There are many gym and work out facilities located in and within minutes of the community.

With amazing residents, schools, block parties, social activities, and entertainment, La Grange will deliver an amazing living experience. If you would like more information or a market report please let us know and we will be happy to provide a confidential report to you.