Port Barrington

Welcome to Port Barrington

Originally known as Fox River Valley Gardens, the quaint riverfront village of Port Barrington offers a luxurious resort-caliber lifestyle to its 1,488 residents. Here, time seems to slow down as you relish in quaint views of the Fox River, indulge in a round of golf, or spend time hiking the community's vast network of parks and trails. As if that isn't enough, Port Barrington is also zoned for highly rated schools and is near all the conveniences of the big city...without the hustle and bustle.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: Roberts Road, State Road, Barrington Road, US-12
Barrington: 19 minutes
Crystal Lake: 20 minutes
Chicago: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Population: 1,488
County: Lake & McHenry
Zip codes: 60010
Median home value: $349,500

Spotlights of Port Barrington

The Broken Oar

The Broken Oar is something of a Port Barrington legend, and there's no better place to relax, get to know your neighbors, and take in the stunning views of Fox River. This one-of-a-kind restaurant hosts local bands, holiday parties, and a unique event called Dine with Your Dog. And to top it all off, you can dock your boat at The Broken Oar's private marina while you enjoy a meal!

Fox River Preserve

Boasting its own marina, trails, and pavilions, Fox River Preserve is the ultimate spot for outdoor fun. Here, you can take part in countless outdoor activities all year-round, including hiking and snowmobiling. Visitors can even hone their fishing skills (the river is stocked with muskie, walleye, and largemouth bass) or stay overnight for a riverfront camping excursion.

Annual events

Though Port Barrington might not be a sprawling suburb, it certainly has a huge personality! Here, it's not uncommon to get to know your neighbors at the plethora of village events, which provide fun for all ages. Trick-or-treating on the Sunday before Halloween has become a local tradition, while summer brings much-anticipated movie nights at Hermann Park and Kids' Splash Day.

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What You'll LOVE in Port Barrington

Though it may be a smaller village, Port Barrington is the ideal place for anyone looking for a little rest and relaxation. Here are a few more perks that come with living in this stellar community.

Nearby shopping and dining

Port Barrington has all the everyday conveniences you need, including grocery stores, gas stations, and restaurants. Favorites include the Broken Oar and Hermann's Rest a While, a combination tavern and recreational facility for ice fishing and boating. If you're looking for more big-box stores, you'll find plenty of options along Barrington Road and US-12.

Parks and recreation

Port Barrington's waterfront location and rural vibe create the perfect opportunity to get outdoors. Many residents dock their boats in the nearby marinas, which dot the Fox River coastline all around Port Barrington. The community also has a number of parks, including Fox River Preserve, Highlands Park, and the Silver Creek Conservation Area. During winter, you'll find plenty of spots to ice fish, ski, and snowmobile.

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 Port Barrington attend Wauconda Community Unit School District 118. In total, the district operates three elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Currently, Port Barrington is zoned for Cotton Creek School, Matthews Middle, and Wauconda High.

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