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443 Apartments for rent in Buffalo Grove, IL

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Windbrooke Crossing
1160 Windbrooke Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,250
818 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
954 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
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3 Units Available
301 Riverwalk Place
301 N Riverwalk Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1382 sqft
Last updated November 20 at 03:56 PM
Experience the splendor of solitude and nature! 301 Riverwalk Place offers elegance, style and palatial apartment living! Enjoy your fully equipped oversized kitchen and smartly designed guest and master baths.
1 Unit Available
256 Appletree Court
256 Appletree Court
Buffalo Grove, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
931 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Spacious and accessible freshly painted first floor condo with 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bath. The larger king sized bedroom also has a walk-in closet. It's located in the highly desirable Stevenson high school and district 96.
1 Unit Available
2508 WATERBURY Lane
2508 Waterbury Lane
Buffalo Grove, IL | Waterbury Place
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
2813 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath luxury townhouse available for rent. Top school districts: 103 (Laura Sprague Elementary School & Daniel Wright Middle School) and 125 (Stevenson High School). Gleaming hardwood floors throughout first and second floors.
1 Unit Available
6 Villa Verde Drive
6 Villa Verde Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,200
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY !!! Big, bright and clean 2nd floor condo. Recently painted and newer carpet in bedroom. Subway back splash in kitchen, counter top and kitchen stove/oven new in 2018. Laundry Room is just down the hall.
1 Unit Available
244 WOODSTONE Circle
244 Woodstone Circle
Buffalo Grove, IL | Woodstone Townhomes
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
1982 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
HUGE CONTEMPORARY TOWNHOME, LARGE ROOMS, MAIN FLOOR MASTER, GAS LOG FIREPLACE, HARDWOOD FLOORS THRUOUT, VAULTED CEILING, PRIVATE PATIO. NEWER KITCHEN CABINETS, ALL NEWER APPLIANCES INCLUDED, ALL BATHS REMODELED. LARGE LOFT. ATTACHED GARAGE.
1 Unit Available
3 Oak Creek Drive
3 Oak Creek Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
900 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 3 Oak Creek Drive in Buffalo Grove. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
313 Satinwood Terrace
313 Satinwood Terrace
Buffalo Grove, IL | The Woodlands at Fiore
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
1600 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Very bright and spacious end unit in a highly desirable golf community location that's in an award-winning school district featuring Stevenson High School.
1 Unit Available
2405 MADIERA Court
2405 Madiera Court
Buffalo Grove, IL
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1596 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. THE TWO STORY FOYER LEADS YOU INSIDE THIS LIGHT, BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL OPEN FLOOR PLAN. MAIN FLOOR INCLUDES COMBINATION LIVING/DINING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE AND SLIDING DOORS OPEN TO PRIVATE PATIO.
1 Unit Available
753 Patton Drive
753 Patton Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
2500 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Exceptional thoroughly remodeled home on quiet street with great location. Newly painted, plush neutral carpeting, newer familyroom flooring, maple cabinet kitchen with maple island, granite countertops, newer stove, dishwasher and refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
515 Lyon Drive
515 Lyon Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL | The Villas of Buffalo Creek
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1243 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
This 3-bedroom home will receive a New Roof during the next few weeks. It is also being fitted with New Washer & Dryer units. The home is immaculate with a full kitchen w/island and extra cabinetry & pendant lighting.
1 Unit Available
112 Windwood Court
112 Windwood Court
Buffalo Grove, IL | Highland Grove North
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1035 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Rarely available, this first floor unit condo/townhome with 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bath at Hidden Lakes in Buffalo Grove, will exceed all your expectations and provide a spacious and comfortable environment for you and your family.
1 Unit Available
1080 COURTLAND Drive
1080 Courtland Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL | Devonshire
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1393 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOME. GREAT FLOOR PLAN. FRESHLY PAINTED. NEWER LAMINATED FLOORS THROUGHOUT. TWO MASTER BEDROOMS ON THE SECOND FLOOR, THIRD BDR/DEN ON THE FIRST FLOOR. UPDATED KITCHEN WITH SS APPLIANCES & RECESSED LIGHTS. VAULTED CEILING & FIREPLACE.
1 Unit Available
3220 Indian Creek Drive
3220 Indian Creek Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL | Indian Creek of Buffalo Grove
4 Bedrooms
$3,700
6518 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
This contemporary house with brick front and a walkout backyard is spacious and bright. There are 4bedrooms ,two and half bathrooms. There is convenient office on the first floor. Skylights and French doors make a cozy feeling in the family room .
1 Unit Available
3261 Indian Creek Drive
3261 Indian Creek Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL | Indian Creek of Buffalo Grove
5 Bedrooms
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6 Bedrooms
$3,900
3045 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Available now! This rental has it all; top to bottom brand new paint throughout. Shiny Hardwood floors and 9ft ceilings 1st floor. 2-story entry, dining & living rooms. Granite on maple cabinets.
1 Unit Available
125 North Buffalo Grove Road
125 Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
1 Bedroom
$1,600
1046 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
PRICE IMPROVEMENT! This is the rental you have been waiting for! Beautiful 1 bedroom 1.5 bathroom condo unit in the heart of Buffalo Grove. All new hardwood floors, new stainless steel appliances, new light fixtures, updated bathroom vanities.
1 Unit Available
1271 Ranchview Court
1271 Ranch View Ct
Buffalo Grove, IL | Devonshire
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1154 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
First floor with East/South exposure, very end unit with kind of private 2 patios overlooking green space, living room with fire place and big bay window, not traditionally separated with one step down from the rest of the unit, nice size dining
1 Unit Available
890 Stonebridge Lane
890 Stonebridge Lane
Buffalo Grove, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,400
2736 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
This Wonderful Well-Maintained & Cared For Home Is Located In Desirable Mill Creek Subdivision & Available 12/20/2020. Welcoming Foyer Leads To The Sun-Filled Living & Dining Rooms With Hardwood Floors & Vaulted Ceilings.
1 Unit Available
490 Burnt Ember Lane
490 Burnt Ember Lane
Buffalo Grove, IL | Buffalo Grove
3 Bedrooms
$1,975
1200 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
1 LEVEL LIVING! 3 BEDROOM 2 FULL BATHS! NEWER WINDOWS! NEWER CARPET, KITCHEN FLOORING! NICE SIZE YARD!! TOP RATED SCHOOLS! EXCELLENT LOCATION TO EVERYTHING!
1 Unit Available
175 East MORNINGSIDE Lane
175 Morningside Ln E
Buffalo Grove, IL | Highland Grove North
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1800 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:15 AM
Hidden Lake! Rarely available corner unit. Bright and spacious end unit. Two story home with cathedral ceilings and open sky light. Eat in kitchen area. Spacious living room. Master bedroom suite with full attached bathroom featuring a double vanity.
1 Unit Available
340 Weidner Road
340 Weidner Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
2086 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Buffalo Grove Home for Rent! - Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Home in the Strathmore subdivision in Buffalo Grove! This home boasts 4 spacious bedroom with 3 bathrooms and a large 2 car garage.
1 Unit Available
473 Saint Marys Pkwy
473 St Mary S Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
1300 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 08:30 AM
Beautifully remodeled house for rent. 4 bedroom 2 baths. Master bedroom have full bath and walk in closet. Newer windows, new furnace, new water heater. huge yard. BEST SCHOOLS in ILLINOIS.
1 Unit Available
104 Steeple Drive
104 Steeple Drive
Buffalo Grove, IL
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1028 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:04 AM
Amazing 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom house in Buffalo Grove. Amenities included: balcony, central air, central heat, dishwasher, storage, and laundry in building. Utilities included: water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Dec 1st 2020.
1 Unit Available
1161 RUSSELLWOOD Court
1161 Russellwood Court
Buffalo Grove, IL | Old Farm Village
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1017 sqft
Last updated June 3 at 04:25 AM
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! RENTAL AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. LIGHT, BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING POND. OLD FARM VILLAGE BLOCKS TO SHOPPING, PARKS AND TRAIN. NEW CARPET, FRESHLY PAINTED AND UPDATED.
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How much is rent in Buffalo Grove?
Apartment Rentals in Buffalo Grove start at $1,250/month.
How much is rent in Buffalo Grove?
Apartment Rentals in Buffalo Grove start at $1,250/month.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Buffalo Grove?
You can filter cheap apartments in Buffalo Grove by price: under $1,300, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Buffalo Grove by price: under $1,300, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Buffalo Grove apartments that allow pets.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Buffalo Grove properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Buffalo Grove properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Buffalo Grove.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Buffalo Grove. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Wheaton College, William Rainey Harper College, Northwestern University, and Oakton Community College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Buffalo Grove?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Buffalo Grove. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Wheaton College, William Rainey Harper College, Northwestern University, and Oakton Community College.

City Guide

Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove has an unusual number of parks for a town of this size: there are nearly 50 parks in the immediate area.
Buffalo Grove has an unusual number of parks for a town of this size: there are nearly 50 parks in the immediate area.

Buffalo Grove, aptly named for its once heavy existence of bison and dairy farms, is now known for its strong economic stability and presence. Over 90 percent of its residents are employed in either computer or math-related occupations Just 35 miles north of Chicago, this village carries on the American dream of suburban living with white picket fences. Coming in at just over 40,000 residents, Buffalo Grove makes Money Magazine's list of best places to live at ###46. It boasts a large amount of forest, parks, and trails. It’s also a great place to work on your golf swing, if that’s your thing. While it’s slightly more expensive than the average American town to live here, the multitude of employment options, like Panasonic and Kraft Foods, make this suburban oasis accessible. Of course, true to the Midwest, you should be ready to bundle up in the winter and strip down in the summer. Average temperatures range from a more than nippy below-0 F and 92 F. If youre ready for that, let’s find an apartment that suits you.

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Finding an Apartment in Buffalo Grove

Its certainly a tad pricier than some of its neighboring cities, but finding a place in Buffalo Grove isn’t too hard. You just need to know where to look. The commute time in the area is more than normal. That means 30-plus minutes to work is just the starting point. But, the city has that covered too: public transportation is available and widely used to make the trek to work.

Getting the renting ball rolling isn't difficult. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, you might want to include references from your landlord and proof of income, but as long as your past financial issues don't include not paying your rent, it shouldn't be a problem. There are usually enough vacancies that a less-than-stellar credit report isn't a problem. In some areas with low vacancy rates you will want to be ready to move quickly.

If you can stomach it, and you will need a strong stomach, go for the brutal winter months. Not many people want to move when it’s close to below zero and you can pull an icicle from the moving truck to cool your cocoa. This is going to be your best chance to find a place and negotiate a lower rent.

Expect to pay someplace between a moan and a scream. It's not on-the-coast expensive, but it is close. If you have ever considered downsizing and taking up a minimalist lifestyle, this would be a good time. You will also want to seriously consider whether you want to pay for an extra bedroom year-round or just foot a hotel bill for mom when she comes to visit; the hotel will be less expensive.

Finding an Apartment in Buffalo Grove
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Its certainly a tad pricier than some of its neighboring cities, but finding a place in Buffalo Grove isn’t too hard. You just need to know where to look. The commute time in the area is more than normal. That means 30-plus minutes to work is just the starting point. But, the city has that covered too: public transportation is available and widely used to make the trek to work.

Getting the renting ball rolling isn't difficult. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, you might want to include references from your landlord and proof of income, but as long as your past financial issues don't include not paying your rent, it shouldn't be a problem. There are usually enough vacancies that a less-than-stellar credit report isn't a problem. In some areas with low vacancy rates you will want to be ready to move quickly.

If you can stomach it, and you will need a strong stomach, go for the brutal winter months. Not many people want to move when it’s close to below zero and you can pull an icicle from the moving truck to cool your cocoa. This is going to be your best chance to find a place and negotiate a lower rent.

Expect to pay someplace between a moan and a scream. It's not on-the-coast expensive, but it is close. If you have ever considered downsizing and taking up a minimalist lifestyle, this would be a good time. You will also want to seriously consider whether you want to pay for an extra bedroom year-round or just foot a hotel bill for mom when she comes to visit; the hotel will be less expensive.

Neighborhoods

There are several pronounced neighborhoods and their designation is, as is the norm in cities of this size, primarily a real estate designation. In the case of Buffalo Grove, this also has to do with local zoning ordinances that force business to locate away from residential areas. While it makes for quieter residential streets, it also makes for a longer trek to buy groceries or hang out with friends in a pub.

Buffalo Grove Road: One of the most expensive neighborhoods is also the one with the most vacancies: go figure. There are some great homes in this area, which have jacked up the cost of many rental properties. You will find doctors, lawyers, and executive types that are well established in their professions living here. There are also a fair number of university professors living in this area.

Horatio Gardens: The housing market is tight here for rentals. With few vacancies, the monthly rents are kept high. Most of the residents have lived here for at least five years, so the neighborhood is pretty stable.

Village Center: Good luck finding a place here as they are almost nonexistent. Virtually every place here is occupied by the owner. It's friendly though, and if you manage to score a place here you can expect to get to know your neighbors. It's also a stable neighborhood, so you can form long-lasting friendships with your neighbors.

Thompson: This area of Buffalo Grove is primarily owner-occupied homes. It's a more reasonably priced neighborhood. It's also one of the neighborhoods with almost no vacancies due to the lack of apartment buildings and rental properties. Bummer.

Checker: There are few vacancies in this neighborhood, so if you find one, grab it immediately.

Lake Cook: This is a great little area.. It's a quiet neighborhood, and you should be able to find a nice place at a good price here. Normally there are vacancies but not so many that you can negotiate.

Dundee: If you manage to find a place, grab it fast. Fast as in, hand them cash to hold while you write the check! There are virtually no rentals here, so if you find one, be ready to strike!

Neighborhoods
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There are several pronounced neighborhoods and their designation is, as is the norm in cities of this size, primarily a real estate designation. In the case of Buffalo Grove, this also has to do with local zoning ordinances that force business to locate away from residential areas. While it makes for quieter residential streets, it also makes for a longer trek to buy groceries or hang out with friends in a pub.

Buffalo Grove Road: One of the most expensive neighborhoods is also the one with the most vacancies: go figure. There are some great homes in this area, which have jacked up the cost of many rental properties. You will find doctors, lawyers, and executive types that are well established in their professions living here. There are also a fair number of university professors living in this area.

Horatio Gardens: The housing market is tight here for rentals. With few vacancies, the monthly rents are kept high. Most of the residents have lived here for at least five years, so the neighborhood is pretty stable.

Village Center: Good luck finding a place here as they are almost nonexistent. Virtually every place here is occupied by the owner. It's friendly though, and if you manage to score a place here you can expect to get to know your neighbors. It's also a stable neighborhood, so you can form long-lasting friendships with your neighbors.

Thompson: This area of Buffalo Grove is primarily owner-occupied homes. It's a more reasonably priced neighborhood. It's also one of the neighborhoods with almost no vacancies due to the lack of apartment buildings and rental properties. Bummer.

Checker: There are few vacancies in this neighborhood, so if you find one, grab it immediately.

Lake Cook: This is a great little area.. It's a quiet neighborhood, and you should be able to find a nice place at a good price here. Normally there are vacancies but not so many that you can negotiate.

Dundee: If you manage to find a place, grab it fast. Fast as in, hand them cash to hold while you write the check! There are virtually no rentals here, so if you find one, be ready to strike!

Living in Buffalo Grove

You found a place to live and have moved to Buffalo Grove -- great! Welcome to the community. Now you might be asking yourself what is there to do here other than stare at the walls of your new place. Luckily, there is a lot to do here, so let's go!

If you are a history buff, you can start at the Raupp Museum. That's the museum of the history of Buffalo Grove. There are also a couple of really great old buildings including St. Mary's Church, which is the oldest building in town.

Are you a fan of fair food and festivals? Well the town hosts two festivals every summer. There is the International Fine Arts Festival in the middle of July, as well as the Buffalo Grove Days Festival. This is a festival that starts with a parade and ends with a bang, literally. The festival closes each year with a huge fireworks display.

You can find some really great restaurants in Buffalo Grove, but a few stand out from the crowd. Of course, you can find the chain places, but it's the local ones that are really impressive here. If Mexican food is your passion, you have to visit Mi Mexico on Milwaukee Ave. Their cheese enchiladas are fantastic, as are their fajitas.

If your favorite is Asian, pay a visit to Yen Yen on Buffalo Grove Road. Their Happy Family specialty is outstanding, but be sure to try their Marco Polo as well. As most people know, the true test of a good Chinese restaurant is in the egg rolls and Crab Rangoon; both are superb here. The food is great and the prices are reasonable.

If you are looking for food, specifically pizza, you have to visit Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on Buffalo Grove Road. Not only is this the best pizza in the area, but there is also a full bar, making it a great place to hang out with friends. The pizzeria itself is located in the second oldest building in Buffalo Grove. In addition to pizza, there is a huge menu featuring Italian favorites from pasta to the single best Italian beef sandwiches you will ever find. They even have chocolate chip pizza for dessert.

Speaking of bars, you have to have a place where you can relax after work with friends over a beer or two. Sky Box Bar and Grill over on Hastings is just what you need. It's a great place to hang out with friends, where you can have a real conversation.

Living in Buffalo Grove
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You found a place to live and have moved to Buffalo Grove -- great! Welcome to the community. Now you might be asking yourself what is there to do here other than stare at the walls of your new place. Luckily, there is a lot to do here, so let's go!

If you are a history buff, you can start at the Raupp Museum. That's the museum of the history of Buffalo Grove. There are also a couple of really great old buildings including St. Mary's Church, which is the oldest building in town.

Are you a fan of fair food and festivals? Well the town hosts two festivals every summer. There is the International Fine Arts Festival in the middle of July, as well as the Buffalo Grove Days Festival. This is a festival that starts with a parade and ends with a bang, literally. The festival closes each year with a huge fireworks display.

You can find some really great restaurants in Buffalo Grove, but a few stand out from the crowd. Of course, you can find the chain places, but it's the local ones that are really impressive here. If Mexican food is your passion, you have to visit Mi Mexico on Milwaukee Ave. Their cheese enchiladas are fantastic, as are their fajitas.

If your favorite is Asian, pay a visit to Yen Yen on Buffalo Grove Road. Their Happy Family specialty is outstanding, but be sure to try their Marco Polo as well. As most people know, the true test of a good Chinese restaurant is in the egg rolls and Crab Rangoon; both are superb here. The food is great and the prices are reasonable.

If you are looking for food, specifically pizza, you have to visit Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on Buffalo Grove Road. Not only is this the best pizza in the area, but there is also a full bar, making it a great place to hang out with friends. The pizzeria itself is located in the second oldest building in Buffalo Grove. In addition to pizza, there is a huge menu featuring Italian favorites from pasta to the single best Italian beef sandwiches you will ever find. They even have chocolate chip pizza for dessert.

Speaking of bars, you have to have a place where you can relax after work with friends over a beer or two. Sky Box Bar and Grill over on Hastings is just what you need. It's a great place to hang out with friends, where you can have a real conversation.

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Buffalo Grove
Buffalo Grove has an unusual number of parks for a town of this size: there are nearly 50 parks in the immediate area.
Buffalo Grove has an unusual number of parks for a town of this size: there are nearly 50 parks in the immediate area.

Buffalo Grove, aptly named for its once heavy existence of bison and dairy farms, is now known for its strong economic stability and presence. Over 90 percent of its residents are employed in either computer or math-related occupations Just 35 miles north of Chicago, this village carries on the American dream of suburban living with white picket fences. Coming in at just over 40,000 residents, Buffalo Grove makes Money Magazine's list of best places to live at ###46. It boasts a large amount of forest, parks, and trails. It’s also a great place to work on your golf swing, if that’s your thing. While it’s slightly more expensive than the average American town to live here, the multitude of employment options, like Panasonic and Kraft Foods, make this suburban oasis accessible. Of course, true to the Midwest, you should be ready to bundle up in the winter and strip down in the summer. Average temperatures range from a more than nippy below-0 F and 92 F. If youre ready for that, let’s find an apartment that suits you.

Having trouble with Craigslist Buffalo Grove? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Finding an Apartment in Buffalo Grove

Its certainly a tad pricier than some of its neighboring cities, but finding a place in Buffalo Grove isn’t too hard. You just need to know where to look. The commute time in the area is more than normal. That means 30-plus minutes to work is just the starting point. But, the city has that covered too: public transportation is available and widely used to make the trek to work.

Getting the renting ball rolling isn't difficult. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, you might want to include references from your landlord and proof of income, but as long as your past financial issues don't include not paying your rent, it shouldn't be a problem. There are usually enough vacancies that a less-than-stellar credit report isn't a problem. In some areas with low vacancy rates you will want to be ready to move quickly.

If you can stomach it, and you will need a strong stomach, go for the brutal winter months. Not many people want to move when it’s close to below zero and you can pull an icicle from the moving truck to cool your cocoa. This is going to be your best chance to find a place and negotiate a lower rent.

Expect to pay someplace between a moan and a scream. It's not on-the-coast expensive, but it is close. If you have ever considered downsizing and taking up a minimalist lifestyle, this would be a good time. You will also want to seriously consider whether you want to pay for an extra bedroom year-round or just foot a hotel bill for mom when she comes to visit; the hotel will be less expensive.

Finding an Apartment in Buffalo Grove
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Its certainly a tad pricier than some of its neighboring cities, but finding a place in Buffalo Grove isn’t too hard. You just need to know where to look. The commute time in the area is more than normal. That means 30-plus minutes to work is just the starting point. But, the city has that covered too: public transportation is available and widely used to make the trek to work.

Getting the renting ball rolling isn't difficult. You will fill out a basic rental application, and the landlord will run a credit check. If you have a few issues on your credit file, you might want to include references from your landlord and proof of income, but as long as your past financial issues don't include not paying your rent, it shouldn't be a problem. There are usually enough vacancies that a less-than-stellar credit report isn't a problem. In some areas with low vacancy rates you will want to be ready to move quickly.

If you can stomach it, and you will need a strong stomach, go for the brutal winter months. Not many people want to move when it’s close to below zero and you can pull an icicle from the moving truck to cool your cocoa. This is going to be your best chance to find a place and negotiate a lower rent.

Expect to pay someplace between a moan and a scream. It's not on-the-coast expensive, but it is close. If you have ever considered downsizing and taking up a minimalist lifestyle, this would be a good time. You will also want to seriously consider whether you want to pay for an extra bedroom year-round or just foot a hotel bill for mom when she comes to visit; the hotel will be less expensive.

Neighborhoods

There are several pronounced neighborhoods and their designation is, as is the norm in cities of this size, primarily a real estate designation. In the case of Buffalo Grove, this also has to do with local zoning ordinances that force business to locate away from residential areas. While it makes for quieter residential streets, it also makes for a longer trek to buy groceries or hang out with friends in a pub.

Buffalo Grove Road: One of the most expensive neighborhoods is also the one with the most vacancies: go figure. There are some great homes in this area, which have jacked up the cost of many rental properties. You will find doctors, lawyers, and executive types that are well established in their professions living here. There are also a fair number of university professors living in this area.

Horatio Gardens: The housing market is tight here for rentals. With few vacancies, the monthly rents are kept high. Most of the residents have lived here for at least five years, so the neighborhood is pretty stable.

Village Center: Good luck finding a place here as they are almost nonexistent. Virtually every place here is occupied by the owner. It's friendly though, and if you manage to score a place here you can expect to get to know your neighbors. It's also a stable neighborhood, so you can form long-lasting friendships with your neighbors.

Thompson: This area of Buffalo Grove is primarily owner-occupied homes. It's a more reasonably priced neighborhood. It's also one of the neighborhoods with almost no vacancies due to the lack of apartment buildings and rental properties. Bummer.

Checker: There are few vacancies in this neighborhood, so if you find one, grab it immediately.

Lake Cook: This is a great little area.. It's a quiet neighborhood, and you should be able to find a nice place at a good price here. Normally there are vacancies but not so many that you can negotiate.

Dundee: If you manage to find a place, grab it fast. Fast as in, hand them cash to hold while you write the check! There are virtually no rentals here, so if you find one, be ready to strike!

Neighborhoods
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There are several pronounced neighborhoods and their designation is, as is the norm in cities of this size, primarily a real estate designation. In the case of Buffalo Grove, this also has to do with local zoning ordinances that force business to locate away from residential areas. While it makes for quieter residential streets, it also makes for a longer trek to buy groceries or hang out with friends in a pub.

Buffalo Grove Road: One of the most expensive neighborhoods is also the one with the most vacancies: go figure. There are some great homes in this area, which have jacked up the cost of many rental properties. You will find doctors, lawyers, and executive types that are well established in their professions living here. There are also a fair number of university professors living in this area.

Horatio Gardens: The housing market is tight here for rentals. With few vacancies, the monthly rents are kept high. Most of the residents have lived here for at least five years, so the neighborhood is pretty stable.

Village Center: Good luck finding a place here as they are almost nonexistent. Virtually every place here is occupied by the owner. It's friendly though, and if you manage to score a place here you can expect to get to know your neighbors. It's also a stable neighborhood, so you can form long-lasting friendships with your neighbors.

Thompson: This area of Buffalo Grove is primarily owner-occupied homes. It's a more reasonably priced neighborhood. It's also one of the neighborhoods with almost no vacancies due to the lack of apartment buildings and rental properties. Bummer.

Checker: There are few vacancies in this neighborhood, so if you find one, grab it immediately.

Lake Cook: This is a great little area.. It's a quiet neighborhood, and you should be able to find a nice place at a good price here. Normally there are vacancies but not so many that you can negotiate.

Dundee: If you manage to find a place, grab it fast. Fast as in, hand them cash to hold while you write the check! There are virtually no rentals here, so if you find one, be ready to strike!

Living in Buffalo Grove

You found a place to live and have moved to Buffalo Grove -- great! Welcome to the community. Now you might be asking yourself what is there to do here other than stare at the walls of your new place. Luckily, there is a lot to do here, so let's go!

If you are a history buff, you can start at the Raupp Museum. That's the museum of the history of Buffalo Grove. There are also a couple of really great old buildings including St. Mary's Church, which is the oldest building in town.

Are you a fan of fair food and festivals? Well the town hosts two festivals every summer. There is the International Fine Arts Festival in the middle of July, as well as the Buffalo Grove Days Festival. This is a festival that starts with a parade and ends with a bang, literally. The festival closes each year with a huge fireworks display.

You can find some really great restaurants in Buffalo Grove, but a few stand out from the crowd. Of course, you can find the chain places, but it's the local ones that are really impressive here. If Mexican food is your passion, you have to visit Mi Mexico on Milwaukee Ave. Their cheese enchiladas are fantastic, as are their fajitas.

If your favorite is Asian, pay a visit to Yen Yen on Buffalo Grove Road. Their Happy Family specialty is outstanding, but be sure to try their Marco Polo as well. As most people know, the true test of a good Chinese restaurant is in the egg rolls and Crab Rangoon; both are superb here. The food is great and the prices are reasonable.

If you are looking for food, specifically pizza, you have to visit Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on Buffalo Grove Road. Not only is this the best pizza in the area, but there is also a full bar, making it a great place to hang out with friends. The pizzeria itself is located in the second oldest building in Buffalo Grove. In addition to pizza, there is a huge menu featuring Italian favorites from pasta to the single best Italian beef sandwiches you will ever find. They even have chocolate chip pizza for dessert.

Speaking of bars, you have to have a place where you can relax after work with friends over a beer or two. Sky Box Bar and Grill over on Hastings is just what you need. It's a great place to hang out with friends, where you can have a real conversation.

Living in Buffalo Grove
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You found a place to live and have moved to Buffalo Grove -- great! Welcome to the community. Now you might be asking yourself what is there to do here other than stare at the walls of your new place. Luckily, there is a lot to do here, so let's go!

If you are a history buff, you can start at the Raupp Museum. That's the museum of the history of Buffalo Grove. There are also a couple of really great old buildings including St. Mary's Church, which is the oldest building in town.

Are you a fan of fair food and festivals? Well the town hosts two festivals every summer. There is the International Fine Arts Festival in the middle of July, as well as the Buffalo Grove Days Festival. This is a festival that starts with a parade and ends with a bang, literally. The festival closes each year with a huge fireworks display.

You can find some really great restaurants in Buffalo Grove, but a few stand out from the crowd. Of course, you can find the chain places, but it's the local ones that are really impressive here. If Mexican food is your passion, you have to visit Mi Mexico on Milwaukee Ave. Their cheese enchiladas are fantastic, as are their fajitas.

If your favorite is Asian, pay a visit to Yen Yen on Buffalo Grove Road. Their Happy Family specialty is outstanding, but be sure to try their Marco Polo as well. As most people know, the true test of a good Chinese restaurant is in the egg rolls and Crab Rangoon; both are superb here. The food is great and the prices are reasonable.

If you are looking for food, specifically pizza, you have to visit Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on Buffalo Grove Road. Not only is this the best pizza in the area, but there is also a full bar, making it a great place to hang out with friends. The pizzeria itself is located in the second oldest building in Buffalo Grove. In addition to pizza, there is a huge menu featuring Italian favorites from pasta to the single best Italian beef sandwiches you will ever find. They even have chocolate chip pizza for dessert.

Speaking of bars, you have to have a place where you can relax after work with friends over a beer or two. Sky Box Bar and Grill over on Hastings is just what you need. It's a great place to hang out with friends, where you can have a real conversation.