Criswell’s who were in the confectionery business owned a large portion of the land in Lake Barrington a small village in Lake County Illinois. It was sold to Robert Bartlett in 1946, including a parcel which is now known as the Lake Barrington Shores development. Bartlett’s death ultimately led to the sale of the land that is now Lake Barrington Shores, he was resistant to the idea but his heirs were not. This condo and townhome development was built from the mid 1970’s to late 1990’s.
The remaining land space is a mixture of planned unit neighborhoods, conservation and wetland areas, and a small commercial area home to a new Canlan Sportsplex center and some water space including the same named lake itself.
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????What’s It Like Living in Lake Barrington Illinois
If you enjoy green open spaces with plenty of outdoor recreation, want miles of walking trails to hike, Lake Barrington is for you! Enjoy the outdoors or participate in the conservation areas, even help maintain them. This dedicated tree city is home to 4,970 residents.
- Country Suburban Lifestyle
- Low Crime Rate
- Revered School District
- Beautiful Walking Trails
- Citizens For Conservation
- Just Over an Hours Commute to Chicago
- 50 Minutes to O’Hare Airport
- Close to Good Shepherd Hospital
- New Construction Available
?What Are Lake Barrington Homes Like?
Lake Barrington offers single family homes in planned unit neighborhoods. Each is on 1 to 2 acres.
Our home styles are Colonial, Traditional, Ranches, Contemporary, and Georgian. This is one of the few areas of Barrington that has undeveloped land large enough for new subdivisions to be built. Both Enclave at Heritage Estates and Tallgrass have new homes and vacant lots to buy.
There are very limited waterfront homes but the premium location aside The Fox River may well be worth waiting for! Although not known as equestrian land the odd horse property pops up for sale.
?What Schools Do Lake Barrington Students Attend?
Our village is served by Barrington Community School District 220. Elementary children will attend Countryside, North Barrington or Roslyn Rd Schools. The middle schools are Station and Prairie Campuses and Barrington High School for seniors.
There is one subdivision that falls in Wauconda School District and that is Lakeland Estates. In addition homes on Anderson Rd that are in the Barrington Zip code of 60010 attend Wauconda school district 118.
The Barrington District 220 web site has comprehensive information about all it’s schools. You can also search homes by school names but always double check with the administration office as things do change.
?Walking Trails & Leisure in Lake Barrington
Lake Barrington is home to The Canlan Sportsplex. Offering baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, tot programs, fitness and more, it’s the best location for indoor sports, open year round in the Barrington area.
If you like walking, the walking trails down by Flint Creek and The Village Hall is the place to go. You can walk, take the dog and feel like you are in the countryside with nothing but nature around you. Watch for all sorts of birds as well as White Tailed Deer and critters. Late in the day or early evening, you might hear the owls.
Citizens For Conservation are located off Route 22 across from the hospital. They offer volunteer learning experiences for all ages.
?Shopping & Eating in Lake Barrington
The best known eatery in Lake Barrington is the Onion Pub and brewery, located in the Pepper Rd Park. There is a new retail strip mall opening in the same area which is offering new places to eat. The majority of places to eat are in nearby Barrington or Fox River Grove.
Barrington and Fox River Grove are also the best places to go for grocery shopping, gas, pharmacy, a post office and your daily needs. For larger big box stores Lake Zurich, Palatine, Wauconda, South Barrington all have the big box brand name stores.
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