Restaurants The Village of Buffalo Grove is an excellent, deliciously exciting place to call home. The food found in Chicago’s diverse suburbs is some of the best in the country and Buffalo Grove is no different. From mouth-watering rib joints, sizzling steak houses and fresh fish markets to Italian trattorias, French bistros and spicy Mexican cantinas, the village’s diverse selection of restaurants ensures that no appetite will go unsatisfied. After dinner and on weekends, the village comes alive with enthusiastic entertainment, ranging from professional theatrical performances at the nearby civic center to local bands playing live music in the many pubs and bars scattered throughout the area.
Events The community’s social calendar is busy throughout the entire year, providing ample opportunity for families and friends to partake in fun, safe activities. The paintings, sculptures, woodwork and photography of over 150 jury-selected artists are displayed at the Annual Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival, held in July. A Taste of the Fest occurs at the same time, allowing attendees to sample foods from across the world while live music fills the air from the festival’s main stage. The fun does not stop here. Seasonal and holiday carnivals and celebrations take place year-round, ensuring that residents and visitors of all ages will find something fun to do on any given weekend. Such community spirit is intoxicating and residents take pride in supporting their village by attending these events.
Employment In addition to the many recreational activities available, Buffalo Grove also boasts a thriving economy and a wide range of employment opportunities. Some of the area’s largest employers are the Department of the Navy, Abbott Laboratories, Hewitt Associates, Motorola, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Six Flags Great America. All of these companies are located within Lake County limits and make for short commutes for Buffalo Grove residents. Furthermore, the bustling city of Chicago is less than an hour’s drive away and naturally, is filled to the brim with employment opportunities in a broad range of industries.
Quality of Life With such a diverse combination of employment, housing, recreation, social and entertainment options, it is no wonder why the Village of Buffalo Grove was included as one of “Fifty Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family” in a book of the same name. So, come find out for yourself why locals cannot stop bragging about the tremendous lifestyle they enjoy in Buffalo Grove!
Schools Students enrolled in K-8 attend the prestigious award winning districts 102-Aptakisic-T ripp and District 96 Kildeer Countryside. Kindergarten children in district 102 have the opportunity to extend to full day kindergarten at Stevenson High School. This award winning school system feeds into Stevenson High School. The United States Department of Education has described Stevenson High School as one of the most recognized and celebrated high schools in America. Stevenson is one of 17 schools in the nation to receive the USDE's New American High Schools Award, and the first public high school in the state to earn the department's Excellence in Education (Blue Ribbon Schools) Award three times. Stevenson was also the first school district to earn the Illinois State Board of Education's Excellence Award for Learning Communities. In fact, Newsweek, U.S. News and Work Report, and Redbook magazines have honored Stevenson as one of the top 100 high schools in the United States. Ninety-five percent of Stevenson graduates go on to college!