Buffalo Grove is one of the finest and fastest growing communities in Illinois. The community has many wonderful benefits.. quiet, suburban living surrounded by country charm and the serinity of nature. It's sense of family is revealed through its excellent schools, numerous parks and play areas, extensive youth sports program, and full array of leisure activities and services for young and old alike. Buffalo Grove is also extremely proud of its strong and diversified retail community. Spread throughout the village are over twenty shopping centers offering a wide variety of stores, shops, eating establishments and fine dining. The community is also home to many banking institutions, lawyers, accountants, medical professionals, industires and corporate offices. No wonder Buffalo Grove was named one of the "50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family", a book by Lee & Saralee Rosenberg.

Our Chamber membership represents all aspects of the business community. We are committed to strengthening and promoting our business community while enhancing the living quality and lifestyle of our residents. If you are intersted in becoming an active part of our growing Chamber family, please call us at (630) 541-7799 or stop by our office at the Village Hall.

It is our hope that you will find this map and the enclosed information about our community very useful. We have included a list of our Chamber members and hope that you will "Shop Buffalo Grove First" and discover all the wonderful products and services it has to offer for you.

Although it is known that the Potowatomic 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 over 40,000 people by mid-1994.

For those interested in more detailed information on the history of the Village, a trip to the Raupp Memorial Museum is recommended. This facility is owned by the Buffalo Grove Park District and operated by the Buffalo Grove Historical Society.

The museum's collection of artifacts commemorates the American Indians and the early settlers of Buffalo Grove in three period rooms and the main exhibit gallery, which contains 26 display cases. admission is free. For further information, phone 630-459-5700.

The Village of Buffalo Grove is 29 miles northwest of the City of Chicago and is located in the northern part of suburban Cook County and the southwestern part of Lake county. It is primarily a residential suburb. The nearby communities are the Village of Wheeling on the east , the Village of Lincolnshire on the north and northeast, the Village of Long Grove on the northwest, and the Village of Arlington Heights on the south and southwest.

Buffalo Grove residents of today may be pleased to find themselves still "out in the sticks". Families can go for a drive in the country, stop to picnic in nearby forest preserves or buy fresh produce from a local farm stand. there are also many live theater productions, concert fare, leisure activities, well-known restaurants, and the best in shopping right at their fingertips.


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