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

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%

Buffalo Grove Rankings

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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%
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Buffalo Grove was the town I grew up in ever since I was born all the way until I graduated high school. All of my memories are here. The schooling is amazing, the people here are extremely friendly, the parks are great, and it's extremely safe. This is a perfect place to raise a family and have a great life. The only problem is there isn't a downtown area, and you might get bored since there aren't that many places to go out. Other than that, Buffalo Grove is great!
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Buffalo Grove is a great suburb. The education is amazing. The high school is nationally ranked with a great staff and tons of opportunities for kids. Junior high and early education is great too. As a resident, I've always felt very safe. It's also not a bad commute to the city. Highly recommend!
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.