La Grove is a close-knit community of the well-traveled and socially conscious. It has extensive green cover, hundreds of fully grown trees and hosts a variety of birds – owls, parakeets, kites and cuckoos, something that you would be surprised to find in the heart of a high-tech suburb. With a composting and garbage segregation program in place, it is practically a zero-waste community. Installed is an extensive groundwater recovery, recharge and recycle system. It is served by a loyal staff, with housing association management committed to their welfare, e.g., all the staff have insurance cover, despite their belonging to an “informal” sector. The residents are committed to the upkeep of the parks and the roads, and also committed to a balance between individuality and tasteful uniformity.