La Grange – A Bike-Able Metra Town

  As a town situated on the BNSF Railway Metra train line to Chicago and only about 18 miles from downtown Chicago, you can get to the city from La Grange via express train(s) in only 18 minutes from two centrally located stops at the La Grange Road and Stone Ave stations. For many La Grange residents, the train stops are walkable and/or bikeable, which has made bike commuting very popular, even during winter months. Add to that an increasingly environmentally conscious population, biking to the train has become an attractive alternative to driving. While there is often a waiting… Read More

Acres of Public Green Space in La Grange!

La Grange boasts more than 74 acres of park space and recreation centers. With 12 parks, including playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds, tot lots, walking tracks and lush green spaces, you can find a park typically within just a short distance of your home. Whether you are moving to La Grange from Chicago or from another suburb, you and your family will enjoy the variety of parks – from small to large – all over town. These parks are in addition to the walking and biking trails, picnic areas, park space, ponds, lakes and rivers of the Cook… Read More

2018 Marks More Than Two Decades of Market Leadership

For more than two decades, Smothers Realty Group retained a leadership position in La Grange. In 2018, that includes Cathy Bier, Shannon Kutchek and Helen LaLonde as three of the Top 10 Brokers in La Grange. The brokerage, founded by Managing Broker/owner Joan Smothers in 1996 and now with about 30 full-time Brokers, has consistently held leading market share positions over the competition, including national and global real estate offices in the same trading area who, in some cases, have more than four times as many Brokers. Smothers attributes the long-term success of the brokerage to the community connections, partnerships… Read More