The Village of Barrington may have the largest residential historic district in the state, but it’s definitely not living in the past.
Many of the beautifully-restored Victorian, Gothic, and Queen Anne homes that line the village’s main streets have been repurposed as unique shops and businesses. Meanwhile, homeowners have rehabbed and restored many historic homes back to their former glory with the addition of modern amenities. The village’s historic theater opened in 1927 and still operates today.
Barrington also thrives when it comes to recreation. Citizens Park is one of the area’s gems, offering wide-open spaces as well as tennis and basketball courts, cross-country ski trails, biking and hiking paths, an events pavilion, and a tree house.
The village’s downtown center is filled with shoppers, diners, and residents enjoying one of the area’s special events, whether it’s an art festival, wine walk, or a farmers market. The nearby Barrington Metra station provides a convenient commute to downtown Chicago.
Barrington homes range from Victorians and Colonials to stunning new construction and sprawling mansions with large lots and water views.