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Welcome to the Barrington IL Real Estate and Community Information Blog. Here we highlight homes for sale in Barrington Illinois and it's neighboring villages as well as tips and advice for home buyers in our luxury homes communities. As your Barrington Luxury Homes expert I am here to help you find your dream home. My service area focuses on; Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Deer Park, Inverness and Tower Lakes. These are the villages of 60010 and our primary real estate service area.

We are your Barrington Country Homes on Acreage Experts!

Are you looking to buy a home in the Barrington area with a decent sized lot too? Perfect, it's what we do best. Whether you want to be closer to the town center and have a half acre, be in the surrounding villages where 1 to 2 acres are common or even look for 5 or more acres, we have all the available listings here on this website. It goes without saying we specialize in single family homes, from ranches to new construction, colonials to contemporary, luxury to budget friendly, waterfront or equestrian, if it's got acreage, we love it!

Corinne’s Barrington IL Real Estate Blog

They Hired The Other Agent For The Higher List Price


About two years ago I was interviewed to sell a horse property here in the Barrington area. The tough discussion was, as it always is, pricing. I arrived with all the proof in the world that the property would sell at a price in a set range. I won't … [Read More...]

Are There Any Homes For Sale At The Enclave of Heritage Estates


The answer to the question is yes but we warned they are selling fast. The lot map below shows that The Enclave has 32 parcels of land for building, but there were already three homes constructed, leaving 29. You can see by all the sold stickers that … [Read More...]

Homes with Acreage for sale in Northern Illinois

long grove million dollar homes

As the expert in matching buyers with the homes with acreage for sale in Northern Illinois, you likely know by our name that we sell real estate in Barrington Illinois. That said some of our buyers don't find their dream in Barrington so we wanted to … [Read More...]

Barrington Market Reports

Barrington Hills Illinois Real Estate Sales – July 2014


Time to look at Barrington Hills Illinois real estate sales for the second quarter of the year. Barrington Hills, a small village in the 60010 zip code is well known for it’s luxury homes and properties with acreage. It’s Barrington horse country too, they go hand in hand. The higher prices here create a somewhat different […]

Deer Park IL Homes – Market Report July 2014

Deer Park Village

How are Deer Park IL home sales fairing in the second quarter of 2014? Let’s look at sales in April, May and June 2014. We’ll compare to the same time last year. Total Deer Park IL homes sold for this three month period was 16 Single Family homes sold – 15 Town Homes sold – […]

Barrington IL 60010 – Market Report June 2014


We are half way through the year which is always a good place to take a look at the real estate sales in Barrington IL 60010. This being the first report of the last quarter I want to break down the market into the four quarters to see what’s rocking and rolling and what’s dragging. […]

Barrington Illinois Real Estate Information

Living in Barrington IL

Barrington’s motto is “A great place to live, work and play”.

Barrington Illinois is a country suburban community of villages where you’ll find initiatives to maintain the vast amounts of open space we have, horse properties and equestrian trails, parks and wildlife, miles of forestry walking trails, a quaint village center with Victorian and Craftsman Architecture, a revered school district and so much more.

barrington real estate luxury homesFamilies looking to buy real estate here may have selected the Barrington area but need guidance to select the village perfect for their new home. The zip code of 60010 has just under 45,000 residents living in this country suburban location, which is found in the counties of Cook, Lake, McHenry and Kane. Our school district of 220 is sought after by buyers from near and far. Our climate is typical for the Midwest, we have nice warm summers, a lot of snow in winter and our spring and fall seasons are usually quite short as we transition from cold to hot and back again.

Barrington's housing stock is well established. There's not a lot of new construction, most of the new homes are custom built homes. Property ages are as old as 100 years or more, acreage ranges from quarter acres in town to 5 or more acres in Barrington Hills. Homes on 1 to 2 acre lots are the most common. We offer waterfront homes, equestrian properties, luxury estate homes, gated communities, golf communities, great family neighborhoods and a diverse choice in home styles and sizes. Condos and Town homes are limited but luxury choices are available. Lastly we do have vacant lots for sale should you be ready to build your new home.

For New Residents: Things To Do In Barrington

Colonial homes for sale in Barrington ILOur small historic village offers plenty of quaint shops with over 117  specialty retailers, and 40 restaurants featuring a variety of apparel, antiques, gifts, home furnishings and more.  Stop by the Historical Society to learn about the history of the Barrington area. In the evening, take in a movie at the historic Catlow Theater. Dining includes casual and formal in a variety of new and old locations.

The Barrington Park district has several parks, an aquatics center, fitness facilities, as well as year round programs for all ages. Each Barrington Village has a Village Hall and they too offer residents more choices in each country suburban location. From the Barrington Hills Polo Club, Lake Barrington's long winding walking trails, Citizens for conservation program, there's no shortage of outdoor activities.

In addition to the parks you'll find a large indoor sports facility, an ice skate rink, several nature preserves and wildlife centers, golf courses and clubs, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. We have an annual art festival, sidewalk days retailers sale, a farmers market, 4th of July festival and more. We're also about an hour away from the city of Chicago for all that it offers and we've several well known sports teams to visit in their Chicago parks or the Allstate Arena which also offers concerts.

Barrington Illinois Economy

Barrington has a high standard of living at 107% of the USA average. With a median family earning $125,000 purchasing power is strong, unemployment is low. A high proportion of workers are either in management, finance or business ownership. Barrington has some employment opportunities but the majority commute to Chicago or some of the locations with large employers in the tech sector, i.e. Schaumburg, Libertyville and other towns along the Interstate corridors.

Barrington Schools

Barrington School District 220 is where the majority of children living in 60010 attend. There are a few outlying areas that cross over into other school boundaries. If moving to Barrington is priarily for the schools, be sure you work with a Barrington Realtor that knows where not to look! We have 6 elementary schools, 2 junior high schools and one high school. A school bus service is provided. Schools are well funded, and achieve good score reports, the reason many buyers are attracted to Barrington.

College education is available nearby, there are several 4 year colleges in Schaumburg and Chicago. Lake County and McHenry County have community colleges as does Palatine just a few miles away.

Finding Your New Barrington Home

luxury barrington homesAre you a family looking to relocate to the Barrington area? Does our quality of life and country suburban living appeal to you? We have an active real estate market with hundreds of homes for sale.

You can learn more about each of our Barrington Villages and the homes in each area by visiting our community pages.

As an experienced Realtor® and owner of Barrington Realty Company, your local independent real estate broker; Corinne Guest has provided luxury home buyers the best in home matching for 10 years. Corinne also serves the similar neighboring communities of Palatine, Lake Zurich, Kildeer, Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove, Wauconda and Fox River Grove. Each offers similar homes to parts of Barrington or shares the school district.

If you’re relocating to Barrington or any of it's surrounding communities, let Corinne match you with the perfect home.