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Overview of Buffalo Grove

Nestled in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Buffalo Grove is a family-friendly village with many community-centered activities. The official website says “Everyone here is family. Everyone is welcome!” which is a testament to the 41,000 friendly residents who call the city home. With quiet neighborhoods and green spaces, Buffalo Grove is a diverse, accepting environment that has something to offer to people from all backgrounds and religions. Look for Buffalo Grove apartments for rent, and find a unique community in the Midwest.

Living in Buffalo Grove, IL

The first settlers to the area migrated west from New England in 1834 after the Ojibwe, Ottawa and Potawatomi Native Americans ceded their land to the United States in the Treaty of Chicago. Many of the initial settlers received land grants from the government, which they sold a short time later to German immigrants fleeing their homeland in the 1840s.These new residents were pleased with the cheap, fertile land in Illinois. The village received its name from the buffalo that used to graze in northeastern Illinois at the time that the area was settled.

Today, Buffalo Grove is distinguished by its outstanding public schools, parks and recreational programs for people of all ages. The city features a unique business community with numerous shopping centers, business parks and easy Metra Rail access to downtown Chicago. As one of the area’s most highly acclaimed suburbs, Buffalo Grove apartments are sure to please.

Buffalo Grove Work and Study

The College of Lake County is joined by a wealth of educational opportunity 33 miles away in Chicago. Northwestern University and the University of Chicago are the most prestigious, but they are just two of many. Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University, Lake Forest College, Northeastern Illinois University, Columbia College Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago State University, Robert Morris University, Roosevelt University, among others, are also located downtown and offer students the most diverse education in the Midwest.

Most Buffalo Grove residents seeking work commute to Chicago, which is one of the most lucrative cities in the United States. The Chicago metropolitan area is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Boeing, United Continental Holdings, Allstate, McDonald’s, Exelon, Baxter International, Sara Lee, Aon, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Motorola Solutions, Dover, CF Industries Holdings, Telephone & Data Systems and United Stationers, among others. Chicago’s economy is fueled by a diverse range of industry, including manufacturing, printing and publishing, finance and insurance, and food processing. With the third-largest gross metropolitan product in the United States, workers here are sure to find opportunities in fields across the professional spectrum.

Rentals in Buffalo Grove, IL and Cost of Living

There are many attractive aspects of the Midwestern lifestyle, which unfortunately drives rent prices up in Buffalo Grove. United States Census Bureau statistics indicate that the standard apartment here costs $1,208 a month, which is $300 more than the city of Chicago. Although rent prices are expensive, living in here is still pretty affordable. Buffalo Grove’s cost of living index is a 106.9, which is only slightly more than the national average of 100. Residents here enjoy the best perks of suburban living with the conveniences of a big city nearby, making Buffalo Grove apartments very popular.

Buffalo Grove Attractions and Special Events

The largest celebration of Buffalo Grove is Buffalo Grove Days, when members of the local community come together for a multi-day event featuring live entertainment, a pancake breakfast, arts and crafts and fireworks. People here also travel to Chicago to enjoy some of the best attractions in the Midwest, including Lollapalooza, the African Caribbean International Festival of Life, Grant Park Music Festival, the Taste of Chicago, Windy City Ribfest, Ginza Holiday Fest and Chicago SummerDance, among others.

To find a Buffalo Grove apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

The Wheatlands - Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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(11)

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

$1230 - $1930

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Buffalo Grove, IL (The Wheatland)

(11)

$1230 - $1930

352 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Apartments at Windbrooke Crossing - Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
29
(15)

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

$1399 - $1699

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Green at Chevy Chase - Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
26

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

$1100 - $1785

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Buffalo Grove, IL


$1100 - $1785

592 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

301 Riverwalk Place - Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
20

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

$1425 - $2285

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Buffalo Grove, IL


$1425 - $2285

90 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

One Arlington - Arlington Heights, IL 60005
19

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

$1114 - $4400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington Heights, IL


$1114 - $4400

214 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Valley Lo Towers II - Glenview, IL 60025
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Glenview, IL 60025

$1555 - $2970

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Glenview, IL (Valley Lo)


$1555 - $2970

112 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Foxboro - Wheeling, IL 60090
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(26)

Wheeling, IL 60090

$1029 - $1286

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Wheeling, IL (Milwaukee Avenue)

(26)

$1029 - $1286

402 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Americana Apartments - Highland Park, IL 60035
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(5)

Highland Park, IL 60035

$1625 - $2825

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Highland Park, IL

(5)

$1625 - $2825

108 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woodview Apartments - Deerfield, IL 60015
3

Deerfield, IL 60015

$1390 - $3437

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Willow Bend Apartments - Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
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(782)

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

$993 - $4156

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Rolling Meadows, IL

(782)

$993 - $4156

328 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Eagles Apartment Homes - Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
30
(11)

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

$1115 - $1725

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Elk Grove Village, IL

(11)

$1115 - $1725

192 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Huntington Square - Mount Prospect, IL 60056
21

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

$983 - $1525

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mount Prospect, IL


$983 - $1525

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AMLI Deerfield - Deerfield, IL 60015
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Deerfield, IL 60015

$1328 - $3342

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Deerfield, IL


$1328 - $3342

240 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Clover Ridge East - Palatine, IL 60074
14
(26)

Palatine, IL 60074

$1193 - $2154

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Palatine, IL (Rand and Dundee)

(26)

$1193 - $2154

276 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Midtown Square Apartments - Glenview, IL 60025
17

Glenview, IL 60025

$1590 - $3467

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Glenview, IL (Downtown Glenview)


$1590 - $3467

138 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Dunton Tower - Arlington Heights, IL 60005
17

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

$1292 - $2481

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington Heights, IL (Central Business District)


$1292 - $2481

216 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Versailles On The Lakes - Schaumburg, IL 60173
29
(20)

Schaumburg, IL 60173

$985 - $1855

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arbor Lakes - Arlington Heights, IL 60004
20
(29)

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

$1124 - $3589

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington Heights, IL (Rand and Dundee)

(29)

$1124 - $3589

379 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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