Welcome to LaGrange, Ohio
By Mr. Gary Kincannon, President of LaGrange Village Council
LOCATION: Welcome to LaGrange, Ohio (established in 1875), a growing, rural community located in
LaGrange Township in southern Lorain County. Just 10 miles south of Elyria, and about 35 miles
southwest of Cleveland, LaGrange has seen a growth spurt because of its proximity to Cleveland and
Elyria and its location six miles south of the I-480 spur (U.S. Route 20). LaGrange is approximately 20
minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and 35 minutes from downtown Cleveland.
Interstate 71 is located 20 minutes south (via State Route 301) or east (via State Route 303).
EDUCATION: LaGrange is home to the Keystone Local Schools, Wildcats. The new Keystone High
School opened in 2006 on Opportunity Way in LaGrange, the new Middle School opened in 2013, and
the new Elementary School will open in the fall of 2015. This is an exciting time for the Keystone
community. Visit their web page at www.keystonelocalschools.org. The "Friends of LaGrange Public
Library" has worked diligently with the Elyria Public Library to open our library facility in the old "Vet’s Hall" building in Veteran’s Park. Local “Post Secondary” opportunities include Lorain County Community College which is 15 miles north of town, and Oberlin College, only 10 miles away.
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES: LaGrange has many economic incentives available within our
commercial and industrial areas. “Opportunity Way”, the street to the new Keystone Schools campus,
travels through 40 acres of Transitional Use Zoning in the village. Three new businesses have opened in
the Business Park and only a few lots remain. There is new commercial square footage available,
Community Reinvestment Areas in the central business district, as well as incentives for the lots in the
“Commerce Drive” industrial park. Visit the "Community Improvement Corporation" page for more details.
RECREATION: Opportunities abound with the development of a 90-acre community park underway and
the Lorain County Metro parks nearby. A map of the new park is located here. Two large parking lots,
three shelters and five baseball/softball diamonds are complete. Also completed are three lakes and
seven soccer fields. A soccer practice area was created and a storage building with restrooms has been
constructed nearby. The concession stand in the middle of the softball/baseball complex does a brisk
business. Several miles of walking trails have also been completed to provide exercise for all age-groups
and an ice skating area with a sledding hill are now open. "Lions Park" will continue to serve the village
along with the tennis and basketball courts in Veteran’s Park. Grey Hawk Golf Club, an 18 hole
championship course, is located within the Village and provides jobs and recreation for the residents.
HOUSING: Housing ranges from "century homes" to new housing developments in all price categories.
The latest development is "Durham Ridge", in conjunction with the "Grey Hawk" golf course. Lots are
also available in the "Union Station" housing development and "LaGrange Junction" is in the planning
stages at the end of Dill Court. Apartments, duplexes, condominiums and single family homes are all
available throughout the Village.
INFRASTRUCTURE: The Village of LaGrange has completed the construction of its $2.3 million
wastewater disposal plant. This brings the Village in line with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines
and increases our capacity for future growth.
The village has also constructed a new water tower located between Factory Street and North Main
Street, behind the Methodist Church and the new fire station. Click Here to View Old Tower Demolition.
The Village continues an aggressive schedule to resurface streets and replace old water lines
simultaneously. Most of the older streets and water lines in town have been completed. Plans for a third
lane (turning lane) on the north side of the Village continue to move along and should be started in the next few years.
SO WELCOME TO LAGRANGE, OHIO...Many challenges await us, but we will strive
to retain the rural flavor of our community. After all "LaGrange" means "The Farm" in French. If you have
any questions or suggestions for Village Officials, contact us at Village@LaGrangeOhio.net.