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Downtown La Grange on any day or night is bustling with activity and features a myriad of dining, shopping and entertainment options including a multi-screen movie theater.

La Grange is an award-winning Village, featured prominently in several magazines such as Chicago Magazine and West Suburban Living, including a Best Downtown and Best Places to Live designation.


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La Grange in the News

ABC 7 Celebrates Hometown Holiday
ABC 7 highlighted the 25th Anniversary of the La Grange Holiday Walk on December 5, with Nancy Cummings from the La Grange Business Association describing all the great shopping opportunities in La Grange.

La Grange Featured On WGN's Around Town
WGN's Ana Belaval spent a morning in downtown La Grange, riding a fire truck with Santa and visiting several local merchants to celebrate Hometown Holiday.

Small Business Saturday in La Grange
NBC 5 Chicago was out and about around La Grange on Small Business Saturday, showcasing several local shops and promoting the La Grange Holiday Shopping Rebate Program that runs through December.

High Tech Holiday Gift Ideas
Nancy Cummings, Executive Director of the La Grange Business Association, recently appeared on the Weekend Web on NBC 5 Chicago and promoted several local business offering high-tech holiday gifts.

Aracely's Bakery Featured on Fox 32

Aracely's Bakery in downtown La Grange was recently featured on Chicago Fox 32's Good Day Chicago.  In this video, Aracely's owner Junior Pinal shows off the bakery's popular Cubs-themed cookies and cakes.


Free Downtown Valet Parking


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Free valet parking is available on downtown La Grange on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Stations are located on the east side of La Grange Road - one south of Harris Avenue near the fountain and the other south of Burlington Avenue.  A third station is located on the west side of La Grange Road south of Calendar Avenue.
Click here for map of Village parking lots and valet locations


Signature Events

La Grange is known for its unique and notable events including the annual Pet Parade, Craft Show, Endless Summerfest, West End Art Festival, Halloween Walk and Holiday Walk.  Please visit the La Grange Business Association for more information regarding these events.

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Awards and Accolades
Voted Best Clean2.jpgLa Grange Voted Chicago Magazine's Best Downtown 2009   
"Lots of little suburban downtowns have filled up with appealing restaurants and stylish boutiques.  But In La Grange, something unusual has happened.  While many hot newcomers have sprouted in the six-square block center, some tried-and-true old-timers like the hardware store, art league and the camera shops have stuck around, too.  The 6th Avenue Parking Deck on Thursdays is the site of a good farmers' market.  It all feels like Mayberry for the 21st Century-and around here, the police officers patrol the streets on Segways."

Chosen as Top Transit Suburb in Metro Chicago by Chaddick Institute in 2012.

La Grange was named one of the 20 "Top Transit Suburbs" of Metropolitan Chicago by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, DePaul University.  The report evaluates the region's suburbs on the basis of their attractiveness to those with lifestyles oriented toward the use of public transportation.  Factors considered are station facilities, amenities and services available to those traveling without a car, the vibrancy of retail areas adjacent to commuter-rail stations and a community's public transportation culture as demonstrated by the number and share of residents who walk or bike to the train.


La Grange Looks to Attract Millennials.

La Grange was featured on WGN radio in recognition that the community encourages and supports a wide variety of independent retailers; creates fun and enriching events that attract young families; and works to encourage restaurateurs that are creating distinctive dining experiences that millennials seek.  





Area Attractions
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Area Attractions

Area Shopping & Businesses 
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Area Shopping & Businesses 

Community Organizations
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Community Organizations

Dining & Entertainment
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Dining & Entertainment 

Events

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Events
Lodging
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Lodging

Map & Directions
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Map & Directions

Parking Lots
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Parking Lots 

Transportation
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Transportation

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