If you are looking at homes for sale in South Barrington IL, it’s likely you are looking for an upscale country style neighborhood to live. This community was incorporated in 1959 and is located in Cook County Illinois, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The Village came from rural roots and stills maintains its pastoral feel amidst the growth and development of recent years, providing a serene setting for neighborhoods and situated near convenient office complexes, restaurants, entertainment, hospitals and retail.
With a high median price of nearly $1 million for single family properties, the area attracts business owners, physicians and other high income earners. The small village is made up of small to medium sized neighborhoods some of which are gated. Many neighborhoods have ponds, there are some larger lakes with waterfront locations. There is limited new construction and available vacant land available to build your dream. There is one luxury active adult community which is gated with a clubhouse. Many of the subdivisions offer luxury choices and expansive square footage.
Gallery of Homes for Sale in South Barrington IL
This country suburban village has small to medium size subdivisions. Most buyers do not seek by neighborhood alone, although at the top price points there are subdivisions that stand out for the upper tier home buyers. Lot sizes are typically 1-2 acres. There are no condos or townhomes in the village.
- Hidden Lakes – View Hidden Lakes.
- Village Enclave – View Village Enclave.
- Magnolia Pointe – View Magnolia Pointe.
- The Glen – View The Glen.
- Crabtree Trails
- Eastings Mere
- Hunters Ridge
- Lakeshore Estates
- South Barrington Lakes
- Sunset Ridge Farms
- The Coves
New Construction Neighborhoods
- The Woods of South Barrington
- The Woods Regency – Active Adult Neighborhood
- Ballagh Estates
- Barrington Homestead Estates
- Cotswold Manor
- Cutters Run
- Falcon Lakes
- Farmington Ridge
- Forest Knoll
- Grey Cliffe
- Meadow Lakes
- Pheasant Ridge
- South Barrington Green
- Spring Creek
- Terra Vita Estates
- The Ponds
- The Preserve
- Willow Bay
Luxury Real Estate
- Country Suburban Character
- Luxury Lifestyle
- 1 to 2 Acre Lot Sizes
- Waterfront Locations
- Gated Communities
- Active Adult Neighborhood
- Limited New Construction
- All styles including Ranches, Traditional, Colonial, Contemporary.
- Brick, stone, EIFS and Stucco exteriors are often used at the higher end.
- Vacant Lots Available For Custom Builds
- Low Crime Rate
- 220 School District
- An Hours Commute to Chicago
- 30 Minutes to O’Hare Airport
- Quick Access to I-90
- Close To Hospitals
The Local Real Estate Market
This is something all buyers and sellers want to know. Here are two important graphs which are in real time, showing the median sales price and the average days on market. This is for all residential real estate and encompasses all prices.
Median Sales Price
This chart will always update and show the last 3 years median price.
Average Time on Market
This chart will always update and show the last 3 years average marketing time. Longer marketing times should be expected for the higher price range.
If you need more specific information about the real estate market in your neighborhood, please ask.
Commuters and Travel Transportation
With Chicago’s airport about 30 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 a Metra train station in Barrington village center for a commute from South Barrington IL to Chicago; it has a very large parking lot. Alternatively Palatine station may be closer. It takes about an hour to the city. I-90 is accessible and within only 5 minutes from South Barrington.
The village and it’s neighborhoods are served by three school districts, the majority of children attend 220 Community School District
- Barbara Rose and Countryside Elementary Schools.
- Both Middle Schools – Prairie and Station.
- Barrington High School.
Palatine-Schaumburg Township High School District 211
The school District 220 web site has comprehensive information about all its schools. You can search by school names but always double check with the administration office which boundaries apply to any property you might be thinking of buying.
Leisure & Nature
This small village is home to Pinstripes and IPic Theaters in The Arboretum which offer local entertainment or you can head to the IMax theater on Studio Drive. There are plenty of bowling alleys in the area. You can also head to downtown Chicago, The Allstate Arena or United Center for baseball games, football and ice hockey or many of the theaters.
If you love wildlife you’ll want to visit The Stillman Nature Center. It’s a private, non profit, educational center on 80 acres of land that was donated by Alexander Stillman. You’ll be able to enjoy natural grasses, critters, mammals, birds. The center has events and public programs, and school outings. It’s open daily all seasons but does not have an indoor visitors center. All outdoor here!
In The Coves neighborhood the large 85 acre lake is home to hundreds of birds. Binoculars needed! Residents have the right to use the lake for leisure, no powered boats though.
Shopping & Eating
The Arboretum is the newest location for shopping, it’s an upscale outdoors shopping mall located on Higgins Rd and Route 59. You’ll find many known brand name stores, cafes and restaurants. There’s also fitness and sports as well as regular events held at the mall.
Daily grocery needs are plentiful in many of the surrounding villages including Palatine and Hoffman Estates. Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg is only 15 minutes away, one of our largest indoor shopping malls with big names like Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears.
Realtor® Corinne Guest of Barrington Realty Company
There’s no lack of real estate agents that can help you buy or sell in this luxury suburban community. We suggest you always interview before selecting an agent. All real estate agents offer a different level of service. We are independent so have much greater flexibility than corporate companies in the services we offer and the brokerage fees we charge. Of course buyers are not charged, REALTORS® are compensated by the sellers. Find real estate agents near you that offer what you need to achieve your goals. Dedicated buyers agents or discount brokers are available. Connect with us for either, we are ready to serve.
We have been serving local residents for 15 years and have the top level of license available. Corinne has been the Managing Broker and Owner of Barrington Realty Company for the last 10 years. Experience and dedication made it work in one of the toughest times in real estate in Illinois.