Introduction to Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, in Lake county, is 5 miles NE of Palatine, Illinois (center to center) and 26 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 42,909 people lived in Buffalo Grove.
Buffalo Grove History
Buffalo Grove was first settled in after the Treaty of Chicago was signed in 1833. The early settlers arrived around 1834. The place was named Buffalo Grove after a large number of buffalo bones were discovered in this area. A number of dairy farms and cheese producers flourished in Buffalo Grove throughout the first half of the 1900s. On March 7, 1958, the area was incorporated as a village. A free-standing post office was established in Buffalo Grove by the United States Postal Service in 1992.
Buffalo Grove and nearby Attractions
- Raupp Memorial Museum
- Deerfield Historic Village
- Six Flags Great America
- Santa's Village - Illinois
- Friendship Park Conservator
- Volo Bog State Natural Area
Things To Do In Buffalo Grove
While staying in Buffalo Grove you can visit the Raupp Memorial Museum. Also worth visiting are the Emmerich Park, Greenfield Park, Winfield Park, Prairie Park, Lions Park, and Old Farm Park. You can enjoy shopping at the Plaza Verde Shopping Center, Dundee Point Shopping Center, Country Court Shopping Center, and Chase Plaza Shopping Center. You can also enjoy a day trip to the theme park called Six Flags Great America.
Buffalo Grove Transportation
International air transportation is available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Buffalo Grove Higher Education
Trinity International University, Oakton Community College, and William Rainey Harper College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.