LaGrange, Town of

Sights, sounds, and tastes of LaGrange

With a rural feel, family-centered communities and big-city access, LaGrange in Dutchess County has been rated as one of the best places to live in New York State.

Residents say that, like television’s Mayberry, LaGrange is a small, quiet town that offers beautiful homes, a supportive community. The 39-acre, 15,000-resident town also features plenty of parks, award-winning public schools that is served by three districts, and library programs, such as the LaGrange Library’s recent hosting of author Bruce G. Hallenbeck, whose presentation of his book "Monsters of New York" featured sightings and stories from the Hudson Valley, including UFOs and Bigfoot.

LaGrange has long-term agriculture at its core, as evidenced in its farm-to-table eateries, such as Zoe's Ice Cream Barn whose treats go from “cow-to-cone in 36 hours.

Among the town’s enrichment programs are its Math Physics Explore Center that aims to help parents, students get a better understanding of math and science, and provides guidance for children participating in science fairs.

Additionally, during the summer, Red Cross-trained lifeguards attend to swimmers at LaGrange's largest park, Freedom Park, which includes a concession stand and pavilion also. Nearby Stringham Park offers a complex of soccer fields and the James Baird State Park—which is located off the Taconic State Parkway, a regular commuter line to New York City located 61 miles to the south—offers a golf course, playground, picnic areas, sports fields, and hiking and cycling trails.

The town was formed in 1821 to gain freedom from nearby Beekman and Fishkill and got its name after the ancestral home of the wife of Marquis de Lafayette, who played a significant role in our Revolutionary War.

Population: 15,680
Median Home Value: $297,100

County: Dutchess, NY
Latitude: 41.64499189
Longitude: -73.80053303

120 Stringham Rd.
LaGrange, NY 12540

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