Welcome to Barrington Hills
Nestled among the rolling countryside of Illinois, Barrington Hills is a serene village located just an hour away from Chicago. Here, residents enjoy a slower pace of life on private farms and estates, all without sacrificing any everyday conveniences. In fact, almost all parcels of land in Barrington Hills are five acres or larger, making it an ideal spot for anyone looking to escape from it all.
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At a Glance
Major roads: US-14, US-20, I-290, I-90
Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 24 minutes
Chicago: 45 minutes
Barrington: 8 minutes
County: Cook, Cane, Lake & McHenry
Zip codes: 60010, 60021 & 60102
Median home value: $753,000
Spotlights of Barrington Hills
Crabtree Nature Center
The Crabtree Nature Center is home to more than 1,000 acres of protected green space, as well as an exhibit center with ample year-round programming. The preserve's glacier-formed landscape provides plenty of opportunities for rugged outdoor exploration through three self-guided trails. Local bird-watchers also flock to the Crabtree Nature Center to spot local fauna.
Spring Lake Forest Preserve
Located in the northwestern corner of Cook County, the Spring Lake Forest Preserve offers countless opportunities for some real outdoor exploration. Trek over rolling hills and valleys, explore more than 4,000 acres of forestland and 45 miles of unpaved trails, or just relax while taking in pristine views of Spring Lake.
Residents of Barrington Hills love giving back to their local community through year-round charitable events. Many annual get-togethers support the Barrington Area Conservation Trust, which keeps Barrington Hills looking its best. The community also hosts the annual Barrington Honor Ride & Run, which features a 20-, 30-, or 50-mile bike ride, in addition to a 5k and 10k run.
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What You'll LOVE in Barrington Hills
As the area's premier rural equestrian community, Barrington Hills offers sophisticated country living that you won't find in any other Chicago suburb. Here are a few more things you'll love about the area.
Top shopping and dining
Though Barrington Hills doesn't have many shops or restaurants of its own, it's just a stone's throw away from the opportunities of Barrington. The Arboretum of South Barrington is the area's premier retail destination, and you'll find everything from goat yoga studios to pizzerias to popular chain stores. And when you've worked up an appetite, be sure to sample local cuisine from Region Kitchen & Bar or Kelsey Road House.
Wondering what makes Barrington Hills such a special place to live? In an effort to preserve the community's upscale ranch feel, all new homes must be built on a minimum of five acres or more. The village also has a distinct equestrian heritage, and all residents are allowed to farm or keep horses on their property. To top it all off, Barrington Hills remains committed to preserving the environment through various conservation initiatives.
A+ public and private schools
Students living in the Barrington Hills area primarily attend Barrington Community Unit School District 220, which operates one high school, two middle schools, eight elementary schools, and one early childhood education center. A few portions of the village are also served by Community Unit School District 300 or Community High School District 155. Many parents in Barrington Hills choose to send their children to Elgin Academy, a private college preparatory school.
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