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, also 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 walking 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 farmer’s 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.
The Barrington 220 School District includes Barrington High School, ranked by Newsweek as one of the best public schools in America.