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All About

Living in Buffalo Grove, IL

The town of Buffalo Grove, Illinois is home to approximately 41,000 people. With an average age of just under 41, the city's population is a bit older than other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Only 21% of residents rent in Buffalo Grove, as home ownership is common in the area. With an average rent of $1,543/month, exceeding the state average by $491 a month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Averaging about 32 minutes, Buffalo Grove's commute time is longer than nearly 70% of cities in Illinois. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 46% of commuters, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Buffalo Grove has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 17% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 26% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Buffalo Grove. The four most common are scientific, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 30% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Buffalo Grove workers earn an average annual income of just over $115K, more than the state average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Buffalo Grove

Nothing is unique. It's boring and average. It's safe though. I like going to Giordanos a local pizza place close by.

It is safe. There are many parks. There are many community activities. The people that live here are nice

Our village center is being redone. They are adding new Condos, restaurants and various merchants to the center.

People are always nearby either in their houses or offices, walking or driving by if you suddenly need assistance of any kind. Favorite places are Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Walgreens, CVS, Mariano's, nail and haircut salons all nearby. Like going to the parks, walk on paths, biking, movie theater

Train station nearby. Restaurants and grocery store close by. Parks and Fitness center in the area. Sal & Tony Restaurant.

I grew up in a place where homes are really nice and kept up. We are near movie theaters, about 15 minutes away, grocery shops are nearby -. Maintenance are up to date with sidwalks, streets are maintained. Schools are rated very high. No too many restaurants nearby, but that's ok.

Who Lives Here

Buffalo Grove Demographics

Education

High School

10%

Associate's

14%

Bachelor's

25%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

41%

3 people

24%

4 people

26%

5 people

7%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

20%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

21%

150-200k

13%

200k+

22%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

13%

20-45

29%

45-65

30%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Buffalo Grove?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Sep '23$1950$1987$2945-
Aug '23$2100$1987$2945-
Jul '23$2030$1987$2845-
Jun '23$2030$1987$2845-
May '23$1960$1987$2845-
Apr '23$1876$1987$2845-
Mar '23$1820$1885$2290-
Feb '23$1732$1870$2290-
Jan '23$1650$1600$1995-
Dec '22$1770$1600$1995-
Nov '22$1950$1600$1995-
Oct '22$1950$1600$1995-
Sep '22$2100$1600$1995-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

16%

15-30 Mins

36%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

15%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3737

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 24 of 43 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 34 of 43 renters

Percentage: 6161

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 33 of 43 renters

Top Scores: Health, Pet, Art

Things To Do In Buffalo Grove

Top Score

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Buffalo Grove scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 100% fewer gyms than average
  3. 100% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Buffalo Grove is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 63% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 7% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Buffalo Grove has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 62% fewer parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Buffalo Grove serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 87% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 45% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Buffalo Grove is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 100% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 100% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 100% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Buffalo Grove Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 42 of 43 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 42 of 43 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 41 of 43 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 37 of 43 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 36 of 43 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 36 of 43 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 35 of 43 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 34 of 43 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 34 of 43 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 33 of 43 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 32 of 43 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 32 of 43 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 32 of 43 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 30 of 43 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 30 of 43 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 26 of 43 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 30 of 43 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 31 of 43 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 35 of 43 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 36 of 43 renters

Buffalo Grove Education

Schools

Percentage: 5/55/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Buffalo Grove

6/10

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

NRNo Rating

Pritchett Elementary School

Grades K-3 • Public

3/10

Eugene Field Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

7/10

Tripp Elementary School

Grades K-3 • Public

10/10
6/10
Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in Buffalo Grove, IL

The town of Buffalo Grove, Illinois is home to approximately 41,000 people. With an average age of just under 41, the city's population is a bit older than other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 38. Only 21% of residents rent in Buffalo Grove, as home ownership is common in the area. With an average rent of $1,543/month, exceeding the state average by $491 a month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Averaging about 32 minutes, Buffalo Grove's commute time is longer than nearly 70% of cities in Illinois. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 46% of commuters, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Buffalo Grove has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 17% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 26% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Buffalo Grove. The four most common are scientific, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 30% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Buffalo Grove workers earn an average annual income of just over $115K, more than the state average. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).