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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B
Buffalo Grove is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 41,551. Buffalo Grove is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Buffalo Grove offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Buffalo Grove there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Buffalo Grove and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Buffalo Grove are highly rated.
About Buffalo Grove...
Population
41,551

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$314,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Buffalo Grove Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    9.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    469.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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As a teenager growing up in Buffalo Grove, the majority of my plans with friends involve eating out with friends at one of the numerous restaurants around the area. There are so many amazing options for food in and around Buffalo Grove that include cuisine from almost anything you could think of. In the summer, I bike ride constantly around the area, and I never feel worried about my safety in Buffalo Grove. In order to explore some activities beyond food and dessert, you may need to venture into nearby suburbs. However, you don't need to travel far to experience pedal boating at Independence Grove, indoor skydiving and outlet malls at Rosemont, and other awesome options to do with friends or family. I've been lucky to attend Stevenson High School, which has given me the ability to meet so many people in a diverse atmosphere. Through my AP classes and the rigor of the school, I know I will be prepare to take on college and beyond. Happy to grow up here!
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Buffalo Grove is a small suburb of Chicago holding approximately 41226 community members. What I love about this town is how caring the people who live here are. You will never not want to interact with the people of this town! Another thing I love about Buffalo Grove are the school districts. The public schools in this town are above excellent at fostering growth and education for the students. One thing I wish was different about this town would be the accessibility. In order to engage in activities around town, you need a car. Even with this drawback, Buffalo Grove is still an excellent town!
This is a great town with great people. The schools are fantastic and there is always something to do, whether it be go downtown, hang out at the forest preserves around, go see live music somewhere, go shopping, or anything else you could ever imagine. There are some awesome restaurants all around the area, and the houses are spacious. The people are incredible, and you’re always in close proximity to friends. The opportunities for employment are expansive, and you can work everything from retail to a fast food restaurant, to a camp counselor. In general, it is a great place to be.