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Lake and North Barrington

The area is well-known for its lovely outdoor spaces including several lakes and rivers.

Welcome to Lake and North Barrington

Affluent and peaceful communities — surrounded by lush scenery and top conveniences
Connected by more than just a border, Lake Barrington and North Barrington are two communities that share a multitude of amazing qualities. Located about 42 miles northwest of Chicago, the area is well-known for its lovely outdoor spaces (including several lakes and rivers), exclusive country clubs, tranquil residential neighborhoods, and convenient shopping and dining.
Much like nearby towns, Lake Barrington and North Barrington are home to stately and luxurious residences. Properties are tucked along private roads and driveways that are seldom traveled by anyone other than locals. Houses in Lake Barrington are especially grand, delivering an abundance of interior and exterior square footage.

What to Love

  • Breathtaking, high-end homes in serene neighborhoods
  • Scenic outdoor locales
  • Golf and country clubs
  • Convenient access to stores and restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Lake Barrington and North Barrington are similar, yet distinct, towns in northern Illinois. Boasting exceptional amenities, both are a pleasure to live in. North Barrington — the easternmost of the two — rests along Highway 12. Featuring easy-to-access shopping, several country clubs (including the prestigious Biltmore Country Club), and gorgeous community parks, the area could be described as all-encompassing. Lake Barrington offers much of the same, with several key distinctions. One of the most significant differences is that it encompasses numerous nature preserves and outdoor spaces, as well as lakes and rivers.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Upon relocating to either town, enjoy favorite establishments for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Within minutes, locals can easily reach a fantastic collection of highly-rated destinations.
In Lake Barrington, you’ll find the majority of the area’s dining and shopping along Highway 14. Run errands at stores such as Jewel-Osco grocery store, Leader Ace Hardware, and Midwest Grooming Supplies & Service. Along this same stretch of road, check out the menu offerings at restaurants such as La Pizza Via, Brunch Cafe, Domanico's Steakhouse, Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets, and Kelsey Road House. Other top eateries include Lake Barrington Shores Country Club Restaurant and No Wake Bar and Grill.
Those who reside in North Barrington also have plenty of spots for shopping and dining. Although considered part of Lake Zurich, nearby Rand Road features restaurants such as Franco's Pescheria, Bacchus Nibbles Restaurant and Bar, D&J Bistro, Tacos El Norte, Zin GastroPub, and BBQ'd Productions Bar & Grill. At Rand Road and Main Street, shop for everything you need at T.J. Maxx, Trader Joe’s, Petco, Jewel-Osco, and more.

Things to Do

Outdoor enthusiasts are guaranteed to fall head over heels for both Lake Barrington and North Barrington. Between the illustrious country clubs and nature preserves, enjoying the area to the fullest is no trouble at all.
As you may have already guessed, Lake Barrington is located along the lake that shares its name. The Commons Recreation Park provides public access to this stunning body of water. Take in even more sights of the water at Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club and at the Lake Barrington Shores Recreation Center. Away from the lake, make plans to visit Tower Lakes Fen Nature Preserve, Lake Barrington Countryside Park District, Grassy Lake Forest Preserve, and Farm Trails North Nature Preserve.

Shifting to North Barrington, locals love spending their days at the Biltmore Country Club. Featuring tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, a beach club, and a myriad of other amenities, this is the premier club to join. The Club at Wynstone is another top-rated membership club that is a favorite among area residents.
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Overview for Lake and North Barrington, IL

2,814 people live in Lake and North Barrington, where the median age is 49.1 and the average individual income is $109,590. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lake and North Barrington, IL

Lake and North Barrington has 992 households, with an average household size of 2.84. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake and North Barrington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,814 people call Lake and North Barrington home. The population density is 595.57 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.88 / 48.12%

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