Located near the Alabama-Georgia border, LaGrange is one of the Peach State's most beautiful communities. Home to an award-winning school system, high quality of life and loads of recreation available to residents year round, it should come as no surprise that so many Georgia residents are calling LaGrange apartments for rent home. According to information from City-Data, the area has experienced a 14 percent jump in population from 2000 to 2010, a clear indication that this fantastic community is showing no signs of slowing down.
According to the New Georgia Encyclopedia, the city is named after Marquis de Lafayette's private home in Paris. The French aristocrat and Revolutionary War hero passed through the area in 1825, commenting on the beauty of the city and similarity to his home, resulting in a statue in the downtown square that honors him to this day. Today, LaGrange is partly a college town, being the home of many area universities, but it is also a very family-friendly community that offers amenities not usually found in small towns, including its own ballet company, symphony orchestra, opera company, airport and television station. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town is home to more than 29,900 residents based on a 2011 estimate.
The city is known for its popular community gatherings, some of the most popular being the Azalea Storytelling Festival held annually and the Hydrangea Festival, a three-day event held every summer that honors this popular southern bloom. Teaming up with the American Hydrangea Society, the festival is complete with an old-fashioned garden party, wine tastings, fresh food vendors, French cuisine, a cycling race, a live musical concert and many family-friendly events.
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