South Barrington IL was incorporated in 1959 and is located in Cook County Illinois, south of Barrington. The Village of South Barrington is an upscale suburb of Chicago. The population as of 2013 is 4713. 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, and retail.
With a high median price of nearly $1 million the homes in South Barrington attract business owners, physicians and other high income earners. South Barrington is made up of small neighborhoods but in general all homes can be considered luxury. The is a luxury active adult community in South Barrington, gated with a clubhouse.
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Life in South Barrington Illinois
- Country Suburban Homes
- Luxury Lifestyle
- 1 to 2 Acre Lot Sizes
- Waterfront Homes
- Gated Communities – The Glen, Nathans Glen, Hidden Lakes
- Only Barrington area Active Adult Homes Community
- Limited New Construction
- Vacant Lots Available For Custom Home Builds
- Low Crime Rate
- Barrington 220 School District
- An Hours Commute to Chicago
- 30 Minutes to O’Hare Airport
- Quick Access to I-90
- Close To Hospitals
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 South Barrington residents to commute to Chicago; 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.
Schools for South Barrington IL
South Barrington IL is served by three school districts, the majority of children attend Barrington 220.
- Barbara Rose and Countryside Elementary Schools.
- Both Middle Schools – Prairie and Station.
- Barrington High School.
Reading past and present report cards helps when it comes to academics. The Barrington District 220 web site has comprehensive information about all its schools. Check out the Barrington for the answer about which Barrington schools your children will attend for any home you are interested in. You can also search homes by school names but always double check with the administration office as things do change.
Leisure & Nature
South Barrington is home to Pinstripes and IPic Theaters in The Arboretum which offer local entertainment or you can head to the IMax theater in South Barrington 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, not for 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!
Shopping & Eating
The Arboretum is the newest location for shopping, it’s an upscale outdoors shopping mall on the doorstep of South Barrington residents. You’ll find many known brand name stores, cafes and restaurants. Daily grocery needs are plentiful either in Palatine, Barrington or 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.