About Barrington Area
Neighborhood — Located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, Barrington is a charming village with a rich history. The town features tree-lined streets, historic sites, and a vibrant downtown with many shops and acclaimed restaurants, including Barrington Country Bistro and Francesca’s. The Barrington 220 School District consists of eight elementary schools, two middle schools and Barrington High School, which has been ranked by Newsweek as one the best public schools in America.
Housing — Barrington boasts the largest residential historic district in the state of Illinois. The town is noted for its late 19th century architectural styles, including Victorian, Victorian Gothic and Queen-Anne . Housing product within the town ranges from condominiums and townhomes to single-family homesand stately mansions.
Lifestyle —The Village of Barrington offers many unique recreation opportunities thanks to its numerous parks, gardens and nature preserves. Citizens Park, one of Barrington Park District’s newest and most prized parks, features biking and walking paths, cross-country ski trails, tennis and basketball courts, the Jewel Tea Pavilion and more. Barrington residents also enjoy a number of community events that take place throughout the year, such as Farmer’s Markets and the Barrington Art Festival. Transportation is convenient for residents and visitors with the Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line providing service to downtown Chicago.