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Ranked by Money Magazine as top 50 towns to live in 2013, Buffalo Grove IL has proven to be a great place to live. Buffalo Grove is located within the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, a region that also includes towns such as Long Grove, Lake Zurich, Barrington and Arlington Heights. The town lines of Buffalo Grove fall in both Lake and Cook County. Since its incorporation in 1958, Buffalo Grove has been one of the fasted growing communities in the Northwest suburbs. Unlike so many other communities, Buffalo Grove has been able to retain the characteristics which attracted its earliest residents as it remains to be a community of tree-lined streets and well-maintained homes and neighborhoods.
Buffalo Grove gives its residents best of both worlds.While residents can enjoy the amenities of a country environment, they can also easily access the culture and entertainment of Chicago. Buffalo Grove was included as one of “Fifty Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family.”
As of 2010, the population was 41,496 plus people. Owner-occupied homes in Buffalo Grove are 78.56% and rental occupied are 16.58%. The town is primarily residential with some shopping areas including Buffalo Grove Town Center Shopping area.
Buffalo Grove is also home to the Raupp Memorial Museum. A museum that was first proposed by the Raupp brothers who then agreed to deed two lots of land at the site of their farmhouse to the Village of Buffalo Grove in 1964. The museum is stronger and more vibrant than ever. In 2002, the museum added a new wing, a lower gallery, and collection storage area. In 2013, the museum received a major grant that allowed the gallery to be completely gutted and to be replaced The Crossroads.The Crossroads offers the visitor an experience of what it was like to be a resident in Buffalo Grove during the good old days!
Buffalo Grove is well known for their park districts and its myriad of facilities. The Buffalo Grove Park district offers a wide variety of programming such as early childhood development programs, athletics and senior activities. The Buffalo Grove Park District runs the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center, a nationally recognized facility that offers over 10,000 square feet of cardiovascular machines, weights, pool, sauna, spa and track options.
The Buffalo Grove Park District also runs the Willow Stream pool and park which consists of a giant lap pool with diving boards, water slide and kiddie pool. Willow Stream is also home to multiple soccer fields, giant playground, and nationally recognized frisbee golf course.
Buffalo Grove is also home to several eating institutions such as Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, a Chicago Pizzaria icon known for some of the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. Buffalo grove residents also get to enjoy Walker Brothers Pancake House, which offers some of the most delicious breakfasts on this side of the Mississippi. Deerfield’s Bakery is also a very well known institution known for their incredible baked goods.
With so much to offer, Buffalo grove is a great place to live, buy a home and raise a family!
Buffalo Grove IL Real Estate
If you’re in the market to buy Real Estate in Buffalo Grove IL, you will find that this community has much to offer.
Whether you are looking for a contemporary luxury home, traditional single family home, affordable townhouse, or a short sale, I am a Buffalo Grove IL Realtor that will guide you in finding whatever you are looking for.
In the recent years, Buffalo Grove has attracted many young families that have moved from the city looking for more space and excellent schools. Buffalo Grove turns out to be an ideal spot for many because Buffalo Grove homes offer many high-end amenities at a very affordable price.
Buffalo Grove also offers several townhome and condominium options. These townhomes and condominiums often attract buyers that are looking to downsize or buyers looking for a more carefree lifestyle. Most of these condos and townhomes have been built in the past 20 years.
You will find that Buffalo Grove has an excellent mix of older homes built in the 70’s to homes and communities that are under construction. Prices for most traditional detached homes in Buffalo Grove range from the mid $300,000-$500,000. Buffalo Grove also has several high-end luxury communities including East Haven and Sterling Green.
Buffalo Grove is a great community with excellent schools and very reasonably priced homes. With a metro stop and easy commute to downtown Chicago, Realtors in Buffalo Grove IL will tell you that Buffalo Grove is the perfect place to raise a family.
Housing & Population Statistics
The Median home value in Buffalo Grove is Approximately $340,000 (as of September 2104).
Mean prices in 2011 in Buffalo Grove IL: All housing units: $325,274; Detached houses: $389,523; Townhouses or other attached units: $253,046; In 2-unit structures: $285,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $293,600; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $174,370
For population 25 years and over in Buffalo Grove:
- High school or higher: 96.3%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 60.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 25.0%
- Unemployed: 5.8%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
As of 2012, the estimated average household income was $92,666, compared to the Illinois average of $55,713. The median age is 41.9 compared to the Illinois median of 39.6. 63.1% of people living in Buffalo Grove are married and 8.5% of Buffalo grove residents are divorced.
Geography and Climate
According to the United States Census Bureau, Buffalo Grove has a total area of 9.5 square miles. Buffalo Grove is bordered by Long Grove on the northwest; Vernon Hills on the North; Lincolnshire and Riverwoods on the east; Arlington Heights on the south; Wheeling on the southwest on the southeast.
The climate in town is classic midwest climate. Summers are warm and humid with average summer temperatures in the 80’s. Winters are typically cold, with low temperatures going into the teens. Snowfall peaks in December and January with occasional blizzards. Buffalo Grove IL gets around 36 inches of rain per year. On average, Buffalo Grove residents receive clear weather 52% of the time.
The village of Buffalo Grove has great economic stability and a wide range of employment options nearby including major employers like Kraft Foods, Siemens Industry’s U.S. headquarters and CVS corporate. The unemployment rate in is 7.8% with job growth of 3.74%. The sales tax rate is 9.00% and income tax is 5%. The median family income is $105230, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $88,645.
Buffalo Grove, IL Schools
Most Buffalo Grove Realtors will report that majority of their clients want to move to Buffalo Grove IL because of the superior schools. The school most highly noted is Adlai E Stevenson High school (located in Lincolnshire but serves all students residing on the Lake County side of Buffalo Grove). Stevenson High School in District 125 is highly decorated with years of honors and awards, most notably Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report regularly have included Stevenson in their lists of America’s best public high schools. These publications have regularly listed Stevenson High School as the top open-enrollment public high school in the state. In Addition, in the September 27, 2011 edition of U.S. News, Stevenson High school was listed as having the top-ranked mathematics and science program in Illinois among open-enrollment public high schools.
Buffalo Grove High School is the High School that serves Buffalo Grove students in the Cook County side of Buffalo Grove IL. Buffalo Grove High School is recognized as a Blue Ribbon High School by the U. S. Department of Education and was named one of the top high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek magazines. In addition, Chicago magazine most recently named Buffalo Grove as one of the top 20 high schools in Cook County in the state of Illinois.
Elemtary Schools in Buffalo Grove IL
|Middle Schools/Junior Highs in Buffalo Grove IL
Colleges/Universities with over 2000 Students Nearby Buffalo Grove, IL
While there are 74 Colleges and Universities within 30 miles of Buffalo Grove IL, Buffalo Grove residents can enjoy direct access to several post secondary schools nearby.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buffalo Grove:
- Harper College
- Oakton Community College
- College of Lake County
- American InterContinental University-Online
- Northwestern University
- City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College
- Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc
- 2 yr College Graduates 7.42%
- 4 yr College Graduates 28.57%
- Graduate Degrees 23.20%
- High School Graduates 96.60%
- Mike Rylko Commnuity Park
- Willow Stream Park/Pool
- Green Knolls Park
- Alcott Center & Park
Hospitals/Medical Centers Nearby Buffalo Grove IL
- Northshore Medical Center
- Northwest Community Center
Transportation and Commute
The Buffalo Grove Metra is located 32 miles from Chicago’s Union Station taking an hour to get into the heart of the city. The commute time from Buffalo Grove to Chicago ranges from 35 minutes (off hours) to 1 hour + (rush hour).
Buffalo Grove IL Restaurants
This is simply a starter list of some of the excellent dining options in Buffalo Grove IL.
- Walker Brothers Pancake House – Offers an incredible breakfast
- Lou Malnati’s Pizzaria – Home of the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
- Hakuya Sushi
- Brunswick’s – Bowling and high end American cuisine
- Fuji Thai – Excellent Thai restaurant and take out
Places in Buffalo Grove That Make it Unique
- Buffalo Grove Park District– Offers a remarkable variety of programs and recreational activities
- Buffalo Grove Health and Fitness Center – The gold standard of health clubs located in town
- Indoor Golf and Sports Center – One of the top indoor golf learning facilities in the country
- Farmers Market – Fresh food available in Buffalo grove
- Happy Tails Dog Park – Great facility for our 4 legged friends
- Willow Stream Pool/Park – Playing fields, paths, pool and more
- Spray n’ Play – Huge water fun facility
Buffalo Grove Illinois Realtor
With over 30 years of Real Estate experience, we have consistently been in the top 2% of all Chicagoland agents. We specialize in guiding buyers and sellers through the home buying and selling process. We also help families relocate from all across the globe.
In Real Estate, it is important for our clients to have a team of agents that are knowledgeable and talented. The Kaplan Team works exceptionally hard for our clients and success and client satisfaction is the result. Our clients get our undivided attention. We create comprehensive marketing plans that fit their individual needs. The Kaplan Team provides up to date print and Internet marketing using SEO and Social Media outlets to ensure that our clients’ homes get top notch online exposure. Our number one goal is to go above and beyond the needs of our clients and to put in 100% of effort in every transaction.
After all these years, we still embrace all of the challenges and victories that Real Estate brings. We have been fortunate to win numerous local and national sales awards, but the biggest reward is when a client tells me how happy they are in their new home.
Please feel free to contact us, Anne at 847-401-7904 | Anne.Kaplan@cbexchange.com or Lindsey 415-215-0077 | Lindsey.Kaplan@cbexchange.com to put over 30 years of experience to work for you. See all Buffalo Grove IL homes for sale at the link provided below.
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