Are you relocating to Barrington Illinois in the near future? Is it part of a job move or maybe you’re coming home to be near family? Whatever the reason, we are here to help. As a real estate agent in Barrington Illinois and the owner of Barrington Realty Company I am also a long time resident of the Barrington area.
My personal background of national and international relocation, means I have a unique perspective of relocation and all that it entails. I have been in your shoes and understand relocation from the inside, not from a book. Over the years I’ve helped many families find their perfect home in the Barrington area. I am also Relocation Certified as your accredited buyers agent.
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Learn About Barrington IL
Barrington IL encompasses over 90 square miles of real estate with a population of about 40,000. Residents live in – The Village of Barrington – Barrington Hills – Lake Barrington – Lake Barrington Shores – North Barrington – South Barrington – Deer Park – Tower Lakes – Inverness.
You may be moving out to the suburbs from Chicago or relocating to Barrington Illinois from another state or even country. The Village of Barrington is where it all started and the center point of what we call “The Barrington’s”. Each village has it’s own village hall and is responsible for policing the residents of their respective villages. We also have Townships that are responsible for a variety of community services.
Our area is green open countryside around a small village. Barrington IL has a well established infrastructure providing residents with homes, recreation and businesses. Barrington IL is also synonymous with Horses and Equine breeding. If you want space there’s plenty of acreage available in this country suburban area.
Barrington is home to a few major employers but many residents commute to Chicago or business areas like Schaumburg or Libertyville. Notable employers in Barrington IL are GE Healthcare Systems, Good Shepherd Hospital part of the Advocate Group, Quaker Oats Company. Nearby large corporations include Motorola, Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International, United Airlines, Zebra Technologies, Walgreens.
Leisure Time in Barrington Illinois
Our park district includes: swimming pools – tennis courts – soccer and baseball fields – picnic and play areas. Many of the subdivisions also have their own play areas for kids and tennis courts. There are also walking paths in some of the forest preserves – dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed and you clean up – motorized vehicles are forbidden as are bikes and skateboards as they are specifically for walking in a natural environment. You will see an abundance of birds and the deer will not be far away.
Barrington Illinois has 15 churches representing 11 denominations. Willow Creek is a non denominational community church in South Barrington and every weekend over 20,000 will attend services there from Barrington and many of the surrounding areas.
In the Village of Barrington you’ll find our library with nearly 200,000 volumes. There are always events going on for all ages and it is open every day – excluding holidays.
Lake Barrington Field House is the new, not for profit sports center located off Pepper Road and behind the subdivision of Savannah Lake Barrington. Programs include athletic training, adult fitness, Pilates, Adult sports, high school sports, youth sports, tot sports and birthday parties. You cannot take in your own food and drink. Water is allowed and a cafe is provided – the profits help to support The Field House.
For Golf we have 1 public course and 5 membership courses. Makray is the public course and used to be called Thunderbird until redesigned in 1999. The others are located in Barrington Hills Country Club, Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club, Wynstone Golf Club, Stonehenge Golf Course Lake Barrington and Biltmore Country Club.
Feeling hungry? Barrington is home to some very fine dining. Try The Barrington Country Bistro, The Millrose Restaurant and Brewery, or Biaggi’s in Deer Park. Of course for less formal occasions there are small cafe’s and eateries like The Onion Pub and The Canteen as well as all the brand name chains.
Worried about the Weather in Barrington Illinois
Believe me it’s really not that bad. We do get about 34 inches of precipitation every year. January is our coldest month with an average temperature of 24.5F, August the warmest at 74.8F. Our summers do have hotter days and the winter can get colder but these extreme spells usually do not last long. Yes we get plenty of snow and it can be a headache when commuting home in new snowfall, but generally speaking our community plow services are quick to respond to accumulating snow falls. On average our snow falls yield about 6 to 7 inches, every now and then we get a 24 inch storm, but that is not often. On bad days the schools will close and make up the day at the end of the year. Winter wind can be biting at times. 2013/14 was a year we had 80+ inches of snow.
Relocating to Barrington IL – General Information
Many residents of Chicago will select Barrington when making the move to the “burbs” based on the award winning school district of Barrington Illinois. When selecting real estate in Barrington close attention should be paid to schools if this is important to you. Why? Simply because not all residents in our zip code of 60010 will attend the Barrington 220 School District. Some of the out lying areas attend 4 other school districts – Palatine – Lake Zurich – Dundee – Wauconda. Barrington has 1 high school, 2 middle schools and 9 elementary schools. There is 1 parochial elementary school. If you need more information about schools visit the Barrington school score web site.
If you like shopping there are choices in Barrington Illinois. Choose the village for quaint little stores and boutiques offering everything from a cup of coffee to a custom embellished gift. For larger chain stores The Arboretum of South Barrington is the place to go. They also have a multi screen Theater or stay in the village and go to The Catlow which has a single screen. In the summer Barrington has a Sidewalk Day, where local store owners and other service providers come out onto the sidewalk to showcase there goods. Some of the villages only have local strip malls, Barrington village has a Jewel Osco grocery store and Pharmacy. There are plenty of national and local banks to choose from.
If you like to keep up with local news in Barrington Illinois our local paper is called The Barrington Courier and is available for delivery every Thursday or at most grocery and pharmacy stores. Barrington also has a new monthly magazine called Quintessential Barrington.
Transport – For commuting to Chicago – The Metra Line runs through the Village of Barrington IL with extra trains during rush hour. It takes about an hour and parking is available. Commuters that live in Lake Barrington use the station at Fox River Grove which is the next stop – it is closer and parking is not as hard to find. The senior living communities have a bus service for their residents but other than that you will need a car.
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is a full service hospital located in Lake Barrington with a level II trauma center with a life flight helipad.
Commonwealth Edison provides Barrington Illinois with electricity service – Nicor Gas for gas – Comcast for cable TV, phones and internet – water depends on where in Barrington you live. Much of the areas homes are on 1 or more acres and therefore each property will have it’s own well and septic system – trash is decided on by each village and commonly is Waste Removal
Barrington IL Real Estate
How do you choose where to live? I suggest starting with reading about each community. Each will give you an overview of the community and the real estate found there. You can search for homes in each community with the quick links we provided on each page. Or start your search by price with our general home search. You’ll find a variety of topics on the right under categories. Of course you may have questions and need answers, just send us an email, we are happy to answer any questions if you’re relocating to Barrington Illinois.
If you are interested in the real estate market in Barrington you might find our market reports beneficial to see average marketing times and median prices.