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South Barrington

Some of the most peaceful residential areas in the region, life here is blissful.

Welcome to South Barrington

Upscale Chicago-area suburb offering tranquil communities and unparalleled convenience
Peaceful and regal, South Barrington is one of northern Illinois’s hidden gems. Surrounded by awe-inspiring nature preserves on every side, and boasting some of the most peaceful residential areas in the region, life here is blissful. Close to Interstate 90, a hub for dining and shopping, and encompassing multiple attractions, locals also get to enjoy exceptional conveniences. The area is home to a modest population of under 5,000 and is located about 34 miles northwest of Chicago.
Picturesque suburban homes adorn each curve of South Barrington’s lovely residential roads. Sprawling lawns, grand homes, and an enhanced level of privacy are the norm in this coveted village. What many individuals do not know is that South Barrington is the location of the largest homes in all of Illinois.

What to Love

  • High-end Chicago-area suburb
  • Breathtaking residential areas
  • Close to shopping and dining establishments
  • Surrounded by nature preserves
  • Borders Interstate 90

Local Lifestyle

Luxury suburban living doesn’t get much better than in South Barrington. Get comfortable in your spacious home, which features every amenity you could possibly desire. Stately architecture, impressive pool decks, and a host of other features make these estates some of the most sought-after in the entire state. For those seeking a truly remarkable piece of real estate, South Barrington is the obvious choice.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Wherever you choose to settle down in South Barrington, easy-to-access shopping and dining await. Upscale boutiques and top-tier eateries are all located minutes from anywhere in town.
The Arboretum of South Barrington is a top destination for both high-quality stores and restaurants. Here, endless choices await. Browse what’s new at L.L. Bean, Bath & Body Works, Azar Jewelers, Soft Surroundings, EVEREVE, and Kriser's Natural Pet. When you’re feeling hungry, head over to acclaimed eateries such as The Hampton Social, Eggology Cafe, Calibrè Coffee, Incontro A Tavola, Wok n Fire, Mago Grill & Cantina, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, and Georgio's Chicago Pizzeria & Pub.
South Barrington encompasses a number of other quality places to shop and dine. Indulge in a menu of wild-caught seafood that has been skillfully prepared at Frank's Chicago Shrimp House. Bistro Wasabi, DiBenedetto Trattoria, and Lucky Monk are several additional must-visit restaurants. Also, on the border of South Barrington, you’ll find favorite retailers such as Target, T.J. Maxx, PetSmart, and Old Navy.

Things to Do

Residents of South Barrington celebrate the area for its abundance of outdoor recreation. Everywhere you look, there are parks and nature preserves waiting to be explored.
Seeking a relaxed morning or afternoon outside? There are several nearby places that you’ll want to visit. Stillman Park, Coves Peninsula, South Barrington Lakes Community Beach, Stillman Nature Center, New Community Park, and Marvin Dunteman Park all provide ways to have a great time. From sports to wildlife watching, you’re guaranteed to find an experience that is right for you.

Bordering the entire community, you’ll discover sprawling nature preserves that offer a wide array of activities. Must-see locales include Spring Lake Forest Preserve, Paul Douglas Preserve, Arthur L. Janura Preserve, and Shoe Factory Road Prairie Nature Preserve. Close by, play your next game of golf at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club or at Hilldale Golf Club.
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Overview for South Barrington, IL

5,012 people live in South Barrington, where the median age is 49.9 and the average individual income is $80,334. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.9 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for South Barrington, IL

South Barrington has 1,661 households, with an average household size of 3.02. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Barrington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,012 people call South Barrington home. The population density is 674.8 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

51 / 49%

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75+ Years

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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0 to 14 Minutes
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60+ Minutes

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