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BUFFALO GROVE AT A GLANCE


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 43,000.


Today, Buffalo Grove is one of the finest and fastest growing communities


in Illinois with a perfect blend of residential, retail and business. Spread throughout the community are 400 acres of parks featuring playgrounds, sports fields and picnic areas. The business parks and office centers maintain Buffalo Grove’s country charm with their beautifully landscaped grounds. Its diversified retail community contains twenty intimate shopping centers offering a wide variety of stores, shops and eating establishments.


For those interested in more detailed information on the history of the Village,


a trip to the newly renovated Buffalo Grove Park District’s Raupp Museum is recommended. The museum’s programs, exhibits and displays cover a variety of topics and historical subject matter from specifics about Buffalo Grove, its people and places to a general overview of life in the past. The museum is located at 901 Dunham Lane in Buffalo Grove. Hours of operation are Monday- Thursday from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. For further information, phone 847-459-2318.


Population: 41,496 (2010 Census) White .....83.2 % Black ......1.1 % Asian . . . . .10.8 % Hispanic . .5.1 %


Median Age: 39.7 Residents 65+: 9.5% Land Area: 9.3 square miles Counties: Cook/Lake Government: Council – Manager Form of Government Incorporation Date: March 7, 1958 Average Home Value: Single Family Attached . . . . . . . . . $270,832 (2008 Village Real Estate Single Family Detached. . . . . . . . . $403,385 Multiple Family ................. $161,266


Transfer Tax Data)


Median Apartment Rent: $1,220 Median Income: $84,086 (2008 ESRI) Sales Tax:


Cook County ...9.5 % Lake County . . .8%


Unemployment Rate: - 5.3% (December 2008 IDES) Housing:


8,869 single family detached homes 3,812 single family attached homes 4,187 multiple family units


Land Ratios: Residential ..............57.3% Office/Commercial . . . . . .6.2% Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.7% Parks/Open Space .......13.8% Misc. Use/Vacant . . . . . . . .12.0%


Police Protection: 69 sworn personnel, 31 civilian personnel, 26 police vehicles Internationally accredited since 1987 from CALEA


Annual Crime Rate: 1.341% (2008)


Fire Protection: 3 fire stations, 62 sworn personnel, 4 civilian personnel, 12 fire vehicles


Fire Insurance Rating: ISO Class 2 Schools:


3 high schools, 4 elementary school districts, 1 Catholic elementary school, 2 community colleges


Houses of Worship: 7 churches, 6 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


Weather: Winter - 25/39˚, Summer - 62/80˚ Annual Precipitation - 38” Annual Snowfall - 38.5” (48” 2009)


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