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Although it is known that the Potowatomie Indians once lived in the Buffalo Grove area, the first recorded history begins with the German immigrants from the Alsace-Lorraine region who came to farm this land in the mid 1840s. Descendants of these early settlers remain in the area today. The present St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Village's most prominent landmark, was built by the families of these early settlers in 1899.

Throughout the early 1900s, Buffalo Grove was a dairy farming community supplying the Chicago area with fresh dairy products. Farmers took their milk to G.B. Weidner's cheese factory in Buffalo Grove or to the train station in Wheeling for the seven o'clock milk run to Chicago. Although the first concrete road (Dundee Road) was built around 1930, the residential development of the Village did not begin until the late 1950s. On March 7, 1958, the Village of Buffalo Grove, consisting of 42 homes and 164 people, was incorporated. From a population of 670 in 1960, Buffalo Grove has since grown to a current population of over 42,000.




The Village of Buffalo Grove is located 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and overlaps Cook and Lake Counties. Buffalo Grove's adjacent Cook County neighbors include the Villages of Arlington Heights and Wheeling. In Lake County, adjacent communities include Long Grove, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire and Riverwoods.

Buffalo Grove has been one of the fastest growing communities in the Northwest suburbs since its incorporation in 1958 when, on March 27th, the first Village officials were elected. The Village's Comprehensive Plan projects that the Village will ultimately reach 7,202 acres, over 100 times its original size. The Plan also estimates an eventual population of approximately 48,000 residents. At its beginning in 1958, the Village had 164.

As it has throughout its history, the Village will continue to meet the challenges associated with growth through sound management and planning. Unlike many other suburban communities which exhibit the problems and characteristics of rapid urbanization, Buffalo Grove has retained the characteristics which attracted its earliest residents. It remains a community of tree lined streets and well maintained homes, of neighbors and neighborhoods. Buffalo Grove provides both the amenities of a country atmosphere and the convenient access to the cultural, entertainment, and business centers of Chicago. Buffalo Grove was included as one of "Fifty Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family" in a nationally published book by that title.





43,205 (Estimated 1998)

Land Area:

8.98 square miles




Board of Trustees - Village Manager

Incorporation Date:

March 7, 1958

Median Income:

$70,000 (Estimated 1996)

Sales Tax:

Cook County - 8-1/4%

Lake County - 7%


8,467 single family detached homes

3,614 single family attached homes

3,804 multiple family units

Police Protection:

76 sworn personnel, 30 civilian personnel

33 police vehicles

Fire Protection:

3 fire stations, 61 sworn personnel,

5 civilian personnel, 20 fire vehicles

Fire insurance Rating:

ISO Class 2


3 high schools, 4 elementary districts,

1 Catholic elementary school,

2 community colleges

Houses of Worship:

9 churches, 9 synagogues

Water System:

Source -- Lake Michigan

Supplies -- Northwest Water Commission

System -- Municipal


Sewage Treatment:

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago;

Lake County Public Works Department



Buffalo Grove Park District was incorporated in 1969 as a special taxing district located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The park district brings parks and recreation programs and services to its 43,000 residents




Prairie Elementary School

1530 Brandywyn Lane

Buffalo Grove IL 60089

Phone: 847-634-3144

Principal: Mr. Louis

Enrollment: approx 370


Twin Groves Middle School

2600 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.

Buffalo Grove IL 60089

Phone: 847-821-8946

Principal: Mr. Thompson

Stevenson High School

1 Stevenson Drive

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: (847) 634-4000

Principal: Dan Galloway

Enrollment: approx 4,300




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