Incorporated in 1957, the Village of Barrington Hills Illinois is located about 40 miles northwest of Chicago and covers approximately 29 square miles. The village is located in the wealthy zip code of 60010. Located in Cook and Lake County Illinois, with a small amount of real estate in Kane and McHenry Counties, the community is an affluent country suburban village and a luxury homes community in the northwest suburbs of Chicago Illinois.
The rural location blends contemporary living with the charm of gentleman farms in a lovely old world, country setting. Preservation of vast open spaces and natural wildlife distinguish the community and its residents. Many affluent residents live here on large estates within commuting distance of Chicago.
For horse enthusiasts there are miles and miles of horse riding trails as well as the Horse Riding Club & polo field. Only open to members, the polo club has one public event every year. There is a private golf club and 18 hole golf course.There are also several forest preserves in the village boundaries just adding to that country life atmosphere.
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Life in Barrington Hills
Simply it’s like living in the country. Wide open spaces yet you’ll be very close to the amenities of larger towns and Barrington within minutes. It’s the best of both worlds for anyone needing peace, quiet, tranquility but wants shops, schools and more just a step away.
With 5 acres or more representing the majority of property, much of it zoned for horses, buyers can choose from an older home or spend the highest dollar amount in our zip code of 60010. Barrington Hills has sprawling ranch homes, traditional two story estate homes, contemporary masterpieces, some original farmhouses, Colonial homes, waterfront and custom new construction options to build your own.
Some of the larger estate homes have coach houses for guests on site, indoor swimming pools, cellars for wine collections, large family theater rooms, private lakes, separate living areas for in-laws and nannies or both, outbuildings for car collections, stables and barns for horses, and expansive lawns and landscaping.
- Country Suburban & Private Lifestyle
- Low Crime Rate
- Revered School District
- Horse Properties & Trails
- Luxury Real Estate & Mansions
- Close to Village for Shopping
- An Hours Commute to Chicago & 45 Mins. to O’Hare Airport
- Some Agricultural Zoning
Houses in Barrington Hills have the widest range of prices. Buy an older small home for $300,000 if you’re lucky enough to find one, or spend upwards of $20 Million. The median price is about $1 Million. It’s rare that any of the big horse farms come up for sale. The average acreage is 5 or thereabouts. You can also buy a lot and build a dream home, imagination only limited by your budget. Read on for information on new construction.
How Big Are Homes in Barrington Hills Illinois?
Barrington Hills is not really a starter home location. Entry level homes here are available but as the original country location for businesses executives, they are not your typical first time buyer homes. That said if you want the acreage you can find older homes with as little as 1,500 square feet. A home with 2,500 to 3,000 is more common here which provides a 3 or 4 bedroom home under a half million. Barrington Hills does have a few townhomes in Paganica subdivision but they are rarely available.
An average home in barrington Hills is around 5,000 square feet on 5 acres. Homes reach as high as 30,000 square feet on 70 acres. If pricing is not a problem you can buy a very large home in Barrington Hills.
New Construction in Barrington Hills
Barrington Hills offers the ability to build a dream home on acreage. Whether you just want a large lot, space for horses, or room to play on the 4 wheelers, there are plenty of vacant lots in Barrington Hills. Prices currently range from $100,000 to a smaller lot upwards of $7 million for substantial acreage. Typically new homes in Barrington Hills are custom built to your specifications. You’ll need to find a builder, talk with the village about permits, maybe find an architect to draw your plans. Allow plenty of time from lot purchase to completion. Winter weather can delay breaking ground. We always suggest local Barrington Hills builders, those with knowledge of how the village works. You will need to have a septic system and for water a well needs to be drilled. Barrington Hills is not connected to mains water and sewer systems.
With Chicago’s airport about 30 to 40 minutes away, travel for business or pleasure is easy. You’ll always be able to find direct flights to almost anywhere in the world. There’s also a Metra train station should you need to commute to downtown Chicago, it takes about an hour and there is a large parking lot. We also have I90 closeby to get east and west, to downtown Chicago or Rockford.
Most people need to travel by car for their daily transport needs. Children are bused to the schools.What Schools do Barrington Hills Students Attend?
Barrington Hills IL is primarily served by Community School District 220. Elementary children may attend either Countryside or Sunny Hill. The middle schools are Station and Prairie Campuses and we have a centrally located High School for seniors.
A small area to the far west of Barrington Hills falls in Algonquin School District 300. If attending district 220 schools is a primary reason for buying here, please call the administrative offices to verify.
Many buyers come to the area to move their children into the revered School District. Parents need to make informed decisions before moving into any school district. Reading past and present report cards helps when it comes to academics. The School District 220 web site has comprehensive information about all its schools. You can also search homes by school names but always double check with the administration office as things do change.
Can I Have Fences in Barrington Hills
For dogs you can usually have a small fenced area close to the home for those outdoor visits, aka dog run. Fencing is allowed for properties with horses. Entrance gates and fencing are allowed but the building code for Barrington Hills is extensive and we suggest you always contact the village with all your fencing and gate questions. The majority of residences here are not fenced unless there are horses or equestrian facilities.
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