Barrington is a village that is full of life! The area consists of horse trails, parks, and is a country-suburban area that is the seventh wealthiest zip code in the country. With its location being only 32 miles from downtown Chicago, it is worth the travel to come and check out what the great area of Barrington has to offer.
Barrington is located 32 miles northwest of Chicago. Barrington is near Interstate 59. The area is surrounded by Barrington Hills, Port Barrington, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, South Barrington, North Barrington, and Tower Lakes.
Barrington is the seventh wealthiest Zip code in the country.
Kristin Cavallari, actress on MTV's The Hills, was once a resident of Barrington, IL.
Colleen Zenk Pinter from As The World Turns, was born in Barrington, IL.
Population (2000) - Total 10,327
Density 2,211.7 / sq mi (854 / km²)
Median income $83,085
Barrington's roots can be traced to the end of the the Black Hawk War when Chief Blackhawk of the Pottawatomi and Mascouten Indians signed a treaty for Indians to migrate west of the Mississippi River, which opened up large amount for early settlers.
Pioneers traveled from Vermont, upstate New York and Massachusetts, and settled in Miller Grove, which was later renamed Barrington Center. The settlement was near the intersection of Illinois Route 68 and Sutton Road, centered around Algonquin Road and Higgins Road.
In 1865, the state of Illinois approved the charter for the Village of Barrington.
Barrington will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2015.
Barrington homes and condos are valued at a median value of $602,235. There are about 3,860 homes in Barrington, 2,911 owner occupied, and 807 renter occupied. Median price for vacant homes for sale is $280,050. Median rent for vacant units is $936. The housing density is about 840 houses and condos per square mile.
Barrington is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Interstates 90 and 294 are close by which provides easy access to downtown Chicago and the airports. Public transportation is available by the Metra rail. View the Union Pacific Northwest Line schedule.
Barrington serves 72 square-miles of the Barrington 220 Community Unit School District.
Barrington High Schools
Barrington High School 616 West Main Street (847) 381-1400
Barrington Middle Schools
Station Campus 215 Eastern Ave. (847) 756-6400
Prairie Campus 40 E. Dundee Rd. (847) 304-3990
Barrington Elementary Schools
Barbara Rose 61 West Penny Rd. (847) 844-1200
Countryside 205 W County Line Rd. (847) 381-1162
Grove Avenue 900 South Grove Avenue (847) 381-1888
Hough Street 310 South Hough Street (847) 381-1108
Arnett Lines 217 John Snow Ave. (847) 381-7850
North Barrington 310 North Northwest Highway (847) 381-4340
Roslyn Road 224 Roslyn Road (847) 381-4148
Sunny Hill 2500 Helm Road (847) 426-4232
Barrington Village Center, located in downtown Barrington, has over 117 retail stores and over 40 dining choices. Located in the Village Center, is the Barrington Historic Tour. This tour visits ten sites that teach you about the history of Barrington. View the Barrington walking tour map.
Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway, Golf Shop (847) 381-6500, Banquet Sales - Oak Terrace Grille, (847) 381-6501, is the only golf course that is located within city limits. This 18-hole course is 7,000 yards.
Barrington Country Bistro, 718 W Northwest Hwy, restaurant/reservations: (847) 842-1300 administration/bookkeeping: (847) 815-9737, rated Zagat survey's top bistro restaurant in Chicago. Offers more than what your normal “Bistro” would have, with a wide variety of choices. Offers great service and outdoor seating.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 100 W Higgins Road, Suite U-1, (847) 551-3730, excellent food, great service, and reasonably priced. Offers valet parking, patio seating, private rooms, bar/lounge, and much more.
Egg Harbor Café, 210 South Cook Street, (847) 304-4033, everything from freshly squeezed juices, to great soups, wraps and salads. This American cuisine specializes in gourmet breakfast and lunch.
The Barrington Park District, features playgrounds, tennis courts indoor/outdoor basketball parks, and Aqualusion, which is a family fun water park, and much more. The district consists of Citizens Park, Langendorf Park, Miller Park, and Ron Beese Park.