355 SOUTH CENTER STREET
LAGRANGE, OHIO 44050
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 Keystone schools are located on a new campus on Opportunity Way. the High School (opened in 2006), the Middle School (opened in 2013), and the Elementary School (opened in the fall of 2015) and a new athletic facility are all contiguous. 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 “Vets Hall” building in Veterans 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. 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 information.
RECREATION: Opportunities abound with the development of a 90-acre community park underway and the Lorain County Metro parks nearby. 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 Veterans 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. Apartments, duplexes, condominiums and single-family homes are all available throughout the Village.
INFRASTRUCTURE: The Village of LaGrange its $2.3 million wastewater disposal plant and will soon be handling wastewater from the Pheasant Run subdivision of LaGrange Township. This brings the Village in line with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines and increases our capacity for future growth. 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.