The village of Barrington is known by its motto of "a great place to live, work, and play!". It is located approximately 32 miles northwest of Chicago and the area features wetlands, forest preserves, walking and biking trails, parks, and horse trails in a country-suburban setting. Barrington has an approximate population of 20,000 people. Residents enjoy many local attractions including a variety of excellent restaurants, shopping right in town or at the Deer Park shopping center, or seeing a movie at the historic Catlow theatre.
Annual celebrations and events in Barrington include the Memorial Day parade, a Fourth of July parade and evening fireworks display, Concours d'Elegance (an auto show), and a Homecoming parade associated with Barrington High School. In addition, the village hosts the "Barrington Brew Fest", a mid-summer event showcasing Midwest microbrewers and local entertainment, as well as the "Great Taste Fest of Barrington", a food festival exhibiting fare from local restaurants.
Barrington School District 220 offers several amazing private and public educational opportunities including the nationally recognized Barrington High School, the St. Anne School, Barrington Middle School Prairie and Station campuses, and the Hough Street School. Conveniently located just 3 miles from the town center, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is one of the top-rated facilities in the state.
Residential choices include rentals, condos, townhomes, and single-family homes with a median price of approximately $427,500. There are a variety of different architectural features to Barrington residences including many beautiful Victorian homes. The village is located along the Union-Pacific Northwest Metra train line and is only short ride away from the city.
NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.
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