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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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,399
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    10
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    63
    500
  • Theft
    400
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,376
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    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!
Buffalo Grove is a very family friendly place, and people are always looking to create a small town feel in a large suburb. Buffalo Grove is close enough to downtown Chicago that it never feels out of reach, yet it is far enough that the suburb is not bombarded with tourists. Overall the public school system is incredible with multiple blue ribbon schools, and a nationally recognized high school.