A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$294,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129
    525
  • Theft
    414
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,098
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Buffalo Grove Reviews

89 reviews
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This place is amazing! The people and the location are awesome. Good public schools, good food, and lots of fun activities to do! I really recommend this area for a nice little family to settle in to the Chicago land scene.
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Buffalo Grove is the perfect place to raise a family. This town has a great school system and very safe neighborhoods. Aside from being family friendly, it also has great places to eat. One of my favorites would have to be Countyline Tavern. The restaurant has fantastic food and a grand variety of drinks. This town is also pretty close to major roads and express ways, which makes far distance travel easier.
There are dozens of workout facilities scattered throughout my town. From extremely extravagent and fancy fitness centers, to more affordable smaller facilities, finding a workout facility is easy! People are pretty active in the area, wherever you go you will (most likely) see someone going on a run, walking with friends, or riding a bike. There are a couple hospital facilities within a 10 mile range from each other. I stay active by biking and using my high school's workout facilities.