Welcome to Barrington
Boasting a population of just over 10,000 residents, the village of Barrington is a charming suburb of Chicago where residents can truly live, work, and play. Here, you'll find a historic downtown district with a charming main thoroughfare, countless new and existing homes, as well as top-notch schools and plenty of things to do. Barrington is also known for its impressive selection of parks, nature preserves, and greenways.
If you're considering a move to Barrington, we'd love to help you explore the area!
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At a Glance
Major roads: US-14, US-20, I-290
Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 27 minutes
Chicago: 45 minutes
Barrington Hills: 8 minutes
County: Cook & Lake
Zip codes: 60010 & 60011
Median home value: $466,000
Spotlights of Barrington
Historic Downtown Barrington serves as the community's central gathering place and commercial hub. Here, you'll encounter a variety of locally owned businesses, including Egg Harbor Cafe and Anderson's Candy Shop. You'll also find plenty of residents catching the latest flick at the Tudor Revival-style Catlow Arts Center or having some fun at Barrington's White House.
Deer Grove Forest Preserve
Want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Deer Grove Forest Preserve is like a breath of fresh air in the heart of suburbia, making it ideal for anyone looking to get out and enjoy nature. The Preserve offers a variety of facilities and activities, including spots for wildlife viewing, hiking trails, a model airplane flying field, and lake fishing.
Barrington Art Festival
For the last 12 years, the Barrington Art Festival has celebrated the nation's most talented creators. This annual event draws thousands of visitors and vendors thanks to its artisan market, competitions, and delicious bites from local restaurants. All forms of art—like paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and ceramics—are welcome!
What You'll LOVE in Barrington
As one of Chicago's most popular suburbs, Barrington is one-of-a-kind community with so much to offer. Here are a few more things you'll love about living here.
Prime shopping and dining
Need to run some errands or pick up a delicious lunch? You'll never have to leave Barrington for any of your everyday conveniences—everything you could need is right in town! The Ice House Mall & Village Shops showcase an array of boutiques, restaurants, and even a brewery. Barrington also has a good mix of larger chains and shopping centers, and it's also close to the iconic Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
Top-notch job opportunities
Whether you're looking to advance your career or start fresh, you'll uncover plenty of job opportunities right here in the Barrington area. Many residents commute into Chicago via I-290 or take the Metra Rail from the Barrington Station. However, if you'd rather work closer to home, the local school district, PepsiCo, Motor Werks, Pepper Construction, and Jewel Food Store provide thousands of jobs for Barrington residents.
A+ public schools
Even if you don't have children, it's worth taking public schools into consideration when moving to a new area. Luckily, students living in Barrington attend Barrington Community Unit School District 220. In total, the district operates eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Grove Avenue, Arnett C. Lines, and Hough Street Elementary have all been nationally recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools.
Find Your Niche in Barrington
If Barrington sounds like the right community for you, we'd love to help you find a home that checks all your boxes! Contact the Morrison Home Team today to start your search—we're always here to lend a helping hand!
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