Buffalo Grove may hold a perfect home for you and your family

If you're looking to leave your downtown Chicago home and invest in real estate just outside of the city, you may want to consider the community of Buffalo Grove. Houses for sale in Chicago, IL, are being purchased more regularly, so it may be a good time to consider selling your property. What's more, the town of Buffalo Grove is only 33 miles outside of the Windy City, so commuting in for work and entertainment is easy.

The first pioneers came to Buffalo Grove from New England around 1834, and many of them received land grants from the government to develop the area, the town's official website reports. Early land records show a mix of English, French and Scottish settlers entered the region, and the cultural influences were what made Buffalo Grove unique.

Today, the median family income is approximately $101,576, ZipDataMaps reports. The affluent community is only 10 square miles, so getting across town is easy. In addition, the median home sales price is $258,108, so you can find a great deal on a home in an area with school systems that churn out excellent test scores and offer two unique golf clubs to local residents.