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South Barrington is a small village in the Barrington 60010 area. It’s well known locally as the village offering the highest value of homes in the zip code, per square foot and some of the most expensive homes. If you are looking at our homes for sale in South Barrington IL, the chances are you are looking for luxury and maybe a country suburban lifestyle. Located in Cook Country this village was incorporated in 1959.
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. It’s also very close to I-90 making commuting easy and only 30 minutes from O’Hare airport.
Real estate in the community is primarily residential and is made up of small to medium sized neighborhoods. Buyers can choose from a variety of single family houses including waterfront homes, active adult homes, luxury homes, new construction and buying a vacant lot to build your dream home.
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Gallery of Homes for Sale in South Barrington IL
Subdivisions in South Barrington
This country suburban village has small to medium size subdivisions also known as planned unit developments. Most of the land of South Barrington has now been developed. There is a small area of commercial office type real estate, as well as shopping malls and strip malls including the well established Arboretum of South Barrington. There is some room for a few small new subdivisions. Buyers can also buy a single lot and build a dream home in an existing neighborhood. Lot sizes in South Barrington are typically 1-2 acres although some are as big as 4 acres. There are no condos or townhomes in the village. Use our links below to see whats for sale in these featured subdivisions.
- Crabtree Trails
- Eastings Mere
- Hunters Ridge
- Lakeshore Estates
- South Barrington Lakes
- Sunset Ridge Farms
- The Coves
New Construction Neighborhoods
The Current South Barrington 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, reach out and we’ll answer your questions.
What Does South Barrington Offer
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.