Welcome to Barrington
Idyllic tree-lined Chicago-area suburb — featuring excellent schools and gorgeous outdoor spaces
Peaceful and quaint, Barrington is a picturesque suburban community. Situated 38 miles northwest of Chicago, this coveted village is nestled away from the busyness of city life. Barrington is part of both Cook County and Lake County, and is home to a population of 10,290 individuals. Around town, locals have access to highly-rated schools, a charming downtown area, and serene parks.
Residents enjoy tranquil neighborhoods that are immaculately landscaped, tree-lined, and brimming with breathtaking homes. Nearly all properties provide ample square footage, top-tier interior and exterior features, and spacious lots. For being located in such a desirable spot, home prices are lower than what one might expect.
What to Love
- Cozy, peaceful, and upscale suburban neighborhoods
- Top-rated schools
- Awe-inspiring outdoor spaces
- Charming downtown area
Life in Barrington feels like a dream. Picture perfect homes and lawns line each undisturbed residential road. Getting to know your neighbors is easy, as the village is both community-centric and family-friendly. Looking to unwind during your leisure time? Spend your days at one of Barrington’s parks, nature preserves, or on Baker Lake. Seeking an adventure in the city? A day of sightseeing, shopping, and exceptional dining await a reasonable drive away in Downtown Chicago.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Head to Barrington’s downtown area to discover the best shopping and dining establishments the village has to offer. Lined with vintage storefronts, this part of Barrington gives off a distinct small-town vibe.
Things to Do
Among all of its superb qualities, one of the best things about Barrington is its outdoor spaces. Head out on the lake, soak in the natural beauty of a nearby nature preserve, or take the whole family to a community park for a picnic.
On the northern end of town, 781-acre Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve provides a serene escape for hikers, bicyclists, or anyone wanting to get some fresh air. The preserve is also dog-friendly and has spots for observing wildlife. To the south, Baker's Lake Nature Preserve and Deer Grove Forest Preserve are two other not-to-miss destinations.
Searching for a place to book your next tee time? Makray Memorial Golf Club provides pristine golfing greens for novice and avid players alike. While checking out all that downtown has to offer, be sure to stop into the Barrington History Museum, where you can learn about the history of this lovely village.
Those with school-aged children will be pleased to learn that Barrington is acclaimed for its quality public schools.