Named for Miami Chief Le Gris, history emanates from the quiet streets of Lagro like a moment caught in time. From the earnest brick walls of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, founded in 1836, to its many historic homes along the banks of the Wabash, there is something eminently appealing about this town that will capture your heart the moment you set foot in it. If you're looking for the small town life, you'll find few better places to set up roots and few better neighbors than the community of this close-knit town.
Just south of the Hoosier Heartland Highway and resting beside the county seat of Wabash, Lagro is ideally situated for those looking for easy access to larger communities. If you're ready to explore houses for sale in this quaint riverside town, a Tucker realtor can help to answer the questions you need to know in order to successfully navigate the housing market.
Due to its long past, cozy older homes abound in Lagro. You'll be able to peruse a number of architectural styles that have been popular in Indiana throughout its history. For those who crave a small town charm yet have more modern preferences, there are more contemporary domiciles that can be found here, too. All it takes is someone with a deep understanding of the community and its housing market to find your dream home, and Tucker's real estate network in this area is perfectly situated to get the job done.
In a pinch Lagro residents can find in-town options for picking up a few basic essentials or enjoying a quick meal out. However, there are few local options when it comes to big national brand stores, malls, or more varied eateries. Then again, that's part of the town's charm, and anyone owning a home in Lagro need only drive a few miles away to the neighboring towns and much larger city of Wabash for all the amenities the town may lack. There you will find Wabash Village and Central Shoppers Mart, two popular local malls as well as a picturesque downtown area that offers numerous specialty shops and various restaurants including several ethnic options.
For more even more robust options, Fort Wayne isn't far away thanks to the Hoosier Heartland Highway, and it offers more high-end options and exclusive eateries as one might expect in a city of its size.
Despite its small size, Lagro offers a number of historical landmarks that are popular with its townsfolk. For example, St. Patrick's Catholic Church has stood its grounds since 1836. Older still is the Hanging Rock, designated a National Natural Landmark. This mythical outcrop is known as the spot of a lovelorn duel between two Native American warriors vying for the hand of a maiden and her subsequent demise as she dove off of the rock following the fight's outcome. Also popular are the ruins of Kerr Lock, part of the influential yet short-lived Wabash-Erie Canal, which brought prosperity to the area during the mid-19th century before the arrival of the railroad.
For nature lovers Salamonie State Forest and Lake are just to the southeast of Lagro, offering plenty of hiking and recreational options for water sports lovers. Golfers need to head to Wabash a few miles away, which is the home of the Honeywell Golf Course, designed by world renowned course architect, Arthur Hills. Wabash also features a bowling alley and several athletic fields and parks. And for those hot summer months, Wabash's 1906 movie theater offers first-run films and live events.
More diverse cultural opportunities can be found in nearby Fort Wayne. Lagro residents can catch a game thanks to the city's three minor league sports franchises including a baseball team, hockey team, and NBA development team. You'll also find one of the most highly lauded zoos in the nation, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and a sprawling botanical conservatory. Or, you can catch a show at the Embassy Theater, a large performance arts venue that hosts concert tours, Broadway shows, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
Like much of Indiana's rural heartland, jobs in agriculture are common sources of employment for those living in Lagro. But just because you're living in small town Indiana, doesn't mean you need to live your life around the farmland. Wabash County in general features numerous positions in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, leisure and hospitality, and even technologies. Many of those who own homes in Lagro elect to drive to nearby Wabash for work, which is an easy commute, and as the Wabash County seat and its commercial hub, offers more diverse economic opportunities.
For those with more enterprising ambitions who don't want to give up the dream of living in Lagro, Fort Wayne is a manageable commute. As a growing city with a strong academic presence, jobs in emerging technologies and healthcare are prevalent. Manufacturing has long served as the backbone of Fort Wayne's prosperity; however, that remains true even as it serves as an important industrial center for the defense industry.
School-aged children of homeowners in Lagro are able to enroll in the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County. MSDWC is centered in the town of Wabash and consists of students from five different townships. This school district brings students from wholesome, rural communities together into a collaborative learning environment. The school facilities offer modern conveniences essential to a contemporary education including networking for audio, data, and video communications. Prospective homeowners with children will also be pleased to know that the schools in this system consistently surpass averages in standardized testing, which has contributed to many past Four Star school awards bestowed by the state's educational board.
For those parents looking outside of the public school system, they will find that Wabash County offers many private schools easily accessible to homeowners in Lagro. Your Tucker realtor can help you explore these possibilities in more depth.