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La Grange is Oldham County’s largest city (by population), located on the eastern edge of the county near the Oldham/Henry county line. Named for the French country estate of Gilbert du Motier, the Château de la Grange-Bléneau, La Grange was founded as the county seat of Oldham County in 1827, briefly taking the status from Westport for a year before the latter regained the title in 1828. The city once again became the county seat in 1838, and was formally incorporated by the Kentucky legislature in 1840.
New residents to La Grange will love the city for its history local shops and attractions, and small-town warmth. Home and lot prices fall anywhere from the low $100s, to all the way into the seven-figure range for the most palatial of locations.
Around 8,500 call La Grange their old Kentucky home, a home which has seen immense growth over the past decade thanks to demand from homeowners seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Louisville Metro area. Residents who do make their living in Louisville will spend around 27.3 minutes commuting between La Grange and Louisville, the mean travel time according to Zip Atlas. Transit service is minimal, with a single express commuter route managed by TARC connecting the two downtowns via I-71, and an hourly local service operating within La Grange Monday through Friday, managed by Oldham Public Bus.
La Grange is generally bounded by nearby Buckner to the west, the Oldham/Henry county line to the east, and unincorporated areas to the north and south. KY 53, 146, and 712 are the major state roads running through the city, while I-71 cuts into the heart to link residents to Louisville in the southwest, and Cincinnati, Ohio to the northeast.
La Grange is unique among all cities and towns in the United States, as drivers share Main Street with the railroad passing directly through it. As many as 30 trains traverse the 0.3 miles surrounding the intersection of Main and 1st every day, crawling along at 10 mph. This alone draws many visitors and local onlookers day in and day out, through every season.
This unique feature occurs within La Grange’s historic downtown district, which hosts a wide selection of restaurants, art galleries, and shops, as well as a farmers market open from the middle of May to late October every year. From clothing boutiques as far as the eye can see, and antiques ready for a new home, to arts and crafts, and as many different restaurants as you can imagine, Main Street has it all for residents and visitors.
Golfers moving into La Grange will find a new home at Eagle Creek Golf Course. The city-owned public course features 18 holes draped in Bermuda fairways, all surrounded by lush wooded areas. Eagle Creek is open seven days a week throughout the year, and green fees are light on the wallet.
La Grange’s largest event of the year is the Oldham County Fair, held at the Oldham County Fairgrounds to the northwest of the city from late July through early August. The fair has been going strong since the darkest days of the Great Depression, when the first fair was held in 1933. Other events held at the fairgrounds include tractor pulls, demolition derbies, community yard sales, and races.
If bluegrass and trains are more of your jam, the Railroad & Bluegrass Festival should be music (of both kinds) to your ears. The annual festival is held in the historic downtown district in early October, with bluegrass performances open to anyone with a lawn chair and an instrument, and tons of railroad history to absorb.
New residents who possess an artistic spirit will love Arts on the Green. Held every June at the La Grange Courthouse square, over 150 artists and craftspeople come together to display their wares, while food and music fill the rest of the senses.
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