Welcome to South Barrington
Located just over an hour west of Chicago, South Barrington is an upscale suburb that features ample shopping, dining, and educational opportunities. Although South Barrington is packed with plenty of top-notch amenities, this peaceful village still maintains its own unique rural charm you can't find anywhere else. And if you're looking for prime luxury real estate, you've come to the right place.
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At a Glance
Major roads: I-90, Highway 72, Highway 58
Chicago O'Hare International Airport: 38 minutes
Chicago: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Elgin: 20 minutes
Zip codes: 60010
Median home value: $813,000
Spotlights of South Barrington
Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Farm
Open from July through October, Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch and Farm is a seasonal destination that's a must-visit for any South Barrington local. Here, guests can go for pony rides, pick up some freshly grown produce, or head into the fields for a you-pick extravaganza. Depending on the season, you'll be able to harvest your own assorted vegetables, pumpkins, and even apples.
Paul Douglas Preserve
Paul Douglas Preserve is truly a bird-watcher's paradise—and it's also an ideal destination for anyone who really wants to get in touch with nature. This 1,800-acre natural oasis is home to countless bird species, as well as a 7.2-mile paved trail loop for hiking, bike rides, and more. Paul Douglas Preserve also has wide-open grasslands, restored wetlands, and a heron rookery.
The Arboretum of South Barrington
Arguably the crown jewel of South Barrington, The Arboretum is a 600,000-square foot lifestyle shopping center with various retailers, restaurants, and a movie theater. As of 2021, The Arboretum has 48 shops and eateries, including L.L. Bean, Panera Bread, Goat Yoga Chicago, and Arhaus. This shopping center even puts on year-round events, concerts, and festivals for visitors.
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What You'll LOVE in South Barrington
South Barrington offers a mix of quiet, almost rural residential life, as well as big-city shopping and dining opportunities. Here are a few more perks that come with living in this unique suburb.
Top-notch shopping and dining
In addition to The Arboretum, South Barrington has a diverse mix of shops, restaurants, and commercial hubs. Most locals get their shopping done at Poplar Prairie Stone Crossing or Barrington Square Mall Shopping Center. And when you're feeling hungry, be sure to sample the area's prime selection of eateries. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Incontro A Tavola, and Pinstripes are just a few highlights.
There are plenty of jobs to be found in and around South Barrington. The Arboretum serves as a hub for employment, and the town is also close to Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, various hospitals, and the city of Chicago. In fact, many residents choose to commute into the city for work—major employers in the Chicago area include Advocate Aurora Health, the US government, Cook County, and the University of Chicago.
Unbeatable public schools
Even if you don't have children, it's worth taking public schools into consideration when moving to a new area. Most students living in South Barrington attend Barrington Community Unit School District 220, and a few are zoned for District 54, District 300, or Township High School District 211. BCUSD 220 is the ninth best district in all of Illinois according to Niche.com, and some graduates go on to attend Loyola University, Northwestern University, or the University of Chicago.
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If South 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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