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 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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Country Suburban Lifestyle
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 the community, much of it is zoned for horses; buyers can choose from an older home or spend the highest dollar amount in our zip code of 60010. There are 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 coach houses exist 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
- Close to Village for Shopping
- An Hours Commute to Chicago & 45 Mins. to O’Hare Airport
- Some Agricultural Zoning
Pricing & Types
Homes in Barrington Hills IL have a wide range of prices. Buy an older small property 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.
The best deals are on foreclosed homes in Barrington Hills IL; however there are not many of them now. You might find some estate sale homes. There are not many more luxury foreclosed homes for sale in South Barrington IL to choose from either. The cheapest homes will be older ranches that were built back in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
The community is all single family with one exception, a neighborhood that has a few townhomes in Paganica subdivision, but they are rarely available.In the early 2000’s builders were adding mansions that are not as sought after now. Building new homes has taken a more reserved attitude. Estate sized properties are the most common size of home here, some mansions exist on very large parcels of land.
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.
Average homes in Barrington Hills IL are around 5,000 square feet on 5 acres. Homes reach as high as 30,000 square feet on 70 acres.
What Schools do Students Attend?
This village 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 in the far west of the village 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. Information on listing sheets is not guaranteed.
Many buyers come to the area to move their children into our 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.
New Construction Options
Ready 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 here. Prices currently range from $100,000 to a smaller lot upwards of $7 million for substantial acreage. Typically new homes 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 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.
If you have a big budget one of the largest properties on 70 acres is Hidden Ponds Estate, Barrington Hills. Also 207 Woodhaven Barrington Hills offers a very Colorado type house and experience, nestled inside tall evergreens. You can certainly escape to tranquility if you desire. A 22,000 square foot property at 344 Old Sutton Rd was built on 14.5 acres with a helipad but has not sold. Hill and Dale farm is one of the largest equestrian estates.
Can I Have Fences Here For Pets?
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.
Transportation & Commuting
With Chicago’s O’Hare 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 I-90 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.
Closeby there are several shopping malls and areas. The Arboretum of South Barrington and Deer Park Shopping Mall offer high end boutique style stores. While the village does not have a shopping area there’s no lack of nearby towns with grocery stores, big box brand names, restaurants and fast food outlets. Most are no more than 10 minutes away but a car is necessary.
Horse riding and golf are two popular pastimes for local residents. With a riding center, Polo Club and golf course, residents don’t have to go far. There is a park district with a full size basket ball court built in 2016. There are 6 tennis courts at Countryside School maintained by the school district with tennis instruction is available. Residents also make use of the Canlan Sports Center in neighboring Lake Barrington.
If walking is your pleasure there are miles and miles of trails in the Spring Lake Forest preserve and Crabtree Forest Preserve.
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