Unique to the area, Lake Barrington Shores is a large complex of townhouses and condos. It is set in a forested area, the large lake, and the 18 hole golf course. Occupying 514 acres of land there are 1317 units in the complex. There are 70+ different home models. Building started in the 1970s and finished in the 1990s.
Models include 1st and 2nd level condos, coach-houses, ranch townhouses, and 2 story townhouses, many with basements, some lookout and walkout. Waterfront units have a premium view by the lakeside and attract a higher price.
There are 13 homeowners associations, each formed after about 100 units had been built. There is a master association to oversee it all. Lake Barrington Shores association fees vary by size of the unit and each association within the community. The HOA takes care of your landscaping and snow removal except for sidewalks. They take care of the exteriors of every unit, owners take care of the interiors.
This is a gated subdivision with 24-hour guard. Residents have electronic passes and can use any of the 4 entrance or exit gates. Visitors must report to the main gate off route 59. Lake Barrington Shores zip code is 60010 and is located in Lake County Illinois.
This is NOT an active adult community but Lake Barrington Shores real estate is sought after by buyers looking to downsize their home and find something that’s maintenance-free.
Gallery of Lake Barrington Shores Homes for Sale
Condo & Townhome Features
The smallest home is a studio apartment with around 1,000 square feet. Lake Barrington Shores townhomes are as large as 4,000 square feet on 3 levels with a walkout basement. Units have 1 or 2 car garages. Some of the housing stock here is now 40+ years old and if not already done will need to be renovated. New kitchens and bathrooms, new carpets and windows become necessary especially for re-sale.
All Lake Barrington Shores condos and townhouses conform in color and materials to blend into the extensive landscaping and natural scenery of the neighborhood. There are additional ponds providing more waterfront locations. With so many styles to choose from your budget can be low or high, the median falls around $250,000.
Walk along the 3-mile path around the lake, doggies on leashes are allowed, just pick up. The lake provides the ability to canoe, row, and fish. Some fish can be removed and fried up for dinner, others must be returned but the lake is well stocked. Or take a ride on the pontoon which does tours of the lake for you, family and friends. Birdlife and wildlife are seen from owls to herons, critters to deer.
There’s a beach with a swimming area in the lake allowed during summer months. There are several beach areas and grills for outdoor barbecues.
The clubhouse at Lake Barrington Shores Barrington IL was recently renovated. Residents have the use of the facilities as part of their ownership and HOA monthly assessment. There’s an indoor and outdoor pool, gym facilities, and equipment, spaces to meet local friends for coffee and large areas to host parties or even a family wedding. There are also outdoor tennis courts and a game area.
Golfers are going to love the 18 hole course, more information at the Golf Club. The undulating topography of the course makes it interesting and the views of homes nestled alongside the course in the established landscaping with towering trees provide separation from residents. There are small ponds around the course providing more visual appeal. It’s not a difficult course to play, at least so I am told by golfers there, but it is a fun course. There is a pro golf shop and restaurant.
You do not have to be a resident of the neighborhood to play but club membership is required. The cost is reasonable compared to other private courses in the area.
Living in The Village of Lake Barrington
Living in this village is like living in the country. With plenty of green space yet close to all amenities, Lake Barrington is a beautiful suburb to consider. The Lake Barrington IL zip code is 60010, sharing it with our other Barrington communities. Lake Barrington village hall takes care of our community needs and the helpful staff is there to help you.
Traveling from Lake Barrington IL to Chicago takes about an hour by the Metra train, a little longer by road. There are two train stations, one in Barrington but a nearer stop is in Fox River Grove. Most workers living in the community have an average of 30-minute commute.
The village is also home to the Canlan Sportsplex Center which offers a variety of sports programs for all ages, fitness and summer camps.
Located in the center of the village is Good Shepherd Hospital. Located just 5 miles for the neighborhood it’s conveniently located. Its presence means there’s no lack of Doctor’s offices, Dentists and specialist care in the area.
Schools for Children Living in Lake Barrington Shores:
- North Barrington Elementary
- Barrington Middle School Prairie Campus
- Barrington High School
Residents can do daily shopping in Lake Zurich, Barrington or Wauconda. The Rand Rd corridor of these towns with Deer park and Palatine have all the big brand names and box stores you could need. In nearby villages, you’ll find coffee shops, restaurants, banks, theaters and more. The library is in Barrington village about 5 miles away.
Lifestyles – Find Yours
The beauty of living in this gated neighborhood is the lifestyle it offers and the choices of the home location you can choose. Whether you want a waterfront home, golf course adjacent home or prefer the forested areas, you’ll find it here.
If a gated neighborhood with activities is the lifestyle you want, contact Corinne for help finding the perfect unit for your family. Corinne has been selling in Lake Barrington Shores for 12+ years. Call her at 847-363-3686 or fill in the easy form below and she’ll get in touch.
Selling Your Condo or Townhouse
We are a full-service brokerage. Your property will get a lot of exposure from the buyers we get looking to buy in your neighborhood. Our specialty is internet marketing and getting eyes on your home.
The well presented and correctly priced properties will sell much faster than those that are looking dated. Pricing is always an issue because there is an emotional element to your decision. We are looking for sellers who understand that overpriced attempts will fail. It’s not just about location and size. You have to present something buyers want, which are updated condos and townhomes in the best locations within the neighborhood.
We are more than happy to visit with you and your home to discuss a game plan to sell, whether now or in a few months time. Let’s talk about the right price and the right sellers commission rate for you. We’ll discuss staging and photos, and preparation we suggest you do, the best time for you to sell based on your moving goal.
Contact us for a sellers consultation today. Email below or call 847-363-3686.
More Local Real Estate Listings
We do not show Lake Barrington Shores for sale by owner listings. Only Lake Barrington Shores homes for sale listed with REALTORS®.
Where is Lake Barrington Shores?
The Neighborhood is located in the Village of Lake Barrington, north of Miller Rd.
Can I Go and Look at LBS Homes?
LBS is a gated community, therefore you cannot drive around and browse.
What Types of Homes are in LBS?
All homes are attached. Condos, Townhomes, Villas are available.
What is the Price Range of Homes in Lake Barrington Shores
2019 – Prices range from $170,000 to $550,000