Ranch homes in Barrington Hills do not really refer to the type of property but more the type of house. Here are the definitions:
- Noun – Ranch – a large farm, especially in the western US and Canada, where cattle or other animals are bred and raised. This would apply to California, Colorado, Utah etc but is not our real estate.
- Noun – Ranch House – a single-story, sometimes split-level, house, typically with a low-pitched roof. This is more applicable to use in the midwest and east of North America.
When talking about ranches in Barrington Hills I am referring to a single story home. Single story homes, ranches, are very popular for a number of reasons. Ranch homes have no stairs to go up to the bedrooms, and while there maybe stairs to go down to the basement, the square footage in a basement is often large, a close replica of the main level. Basements can also be walk-out, making the living space very similar in feel to that on the main level. In Barrington Hills ranches are for the most part located on 5 acre lots and are zoned for horses too. The age range of ranches in Barrington Hills ranges back to the 1960’s. Ranches built then were much smaller than they are today. It’s not common to find new construction ranch homes, probably because the newer homes are larger and a two story home build is more suitable for larger square footage. The choice of ranches in Barrington Hills is quite diverse in size, age and style.
Located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago yet within an hours commute of the city and 40 minutes to O’Hare airport, Barrington Hills is also part of the revered Barrington School District 220. All of these make Barrington Hills a desirable location to live of you are looking for larger lot sizes and ranches are available.
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