The Village of Buffalo Grove extends into both Cook and Lake counties. The first settlers arrived in the area around 1834 from New England, with many of them receiving land grants from the government. Students can attend elementary and middle school in School Districts 96, 102, and 21, and High Schools include Buffalo Grove High School in District 214 and Stevenson High School in District 125. Operating since 1969, the Buffalo Grove Park District today includes 51 park sites, spanning over 417 acres that encompasses the Raupp Museum, community arts center, golf dome, outdoor pool, fitness center, and playing fields.