We’ve assembled some resources for our readers who are ready to find out more about Barrington Illinois. We are here to help you learn whether Barrington is the place for your new home. Bookmark this page and come back as often as needed. Links will open in new windows for your convenience.
Barrington Village Hall
Find out what’s going on in Barrington’s government, review meetings, see what’s developing like the new commercial and residential buildings going up. Learn about the upcoming events, how to open a business, where to shop, dine and enjoy in Barrington. This is for the village of Barrington and not the surrounding villages because they have their own village halls. However it relates to what’s going on in the center of Barrington, the biggest of our villages and the place many of us go for many things. Barrington Village Hall.
Barrington Chamber of Commerce
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce serves the following villages: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington,South Barrington, Tower Lakes. When we moved into the area and bought our home in Deer Park, I was welcomed by the Chambers Welcome Neighbor program. For me this was a special touch I never expected and a meeting in my home when I could ask questions. They do so much more as well. They have information about retail units, businesses and so much more.
The Chamber is at:
190 E. James Street
Barrington, IL 60010 Tel: (847) 381-2525
Barrington Area Library
Centrally located in the village of Barrington and used by the surrounding villages, Barrington area library is found at:
505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010 • 847.382.1300
M-F: 9 AM-9 PM | Sat: 9 AM-5 PM |
Sun: 1 PM-5 PM
Barrington’s library is more than just books. There are magazines, videos, meeting rooms, business cubicles, exam prep rooms, computers, newsletters, learning courses and more. Barrington Area Library is geographically the largest library district in Illinois. Come to learn or have fun and get involved in our fabulous community!
Barrington Park District
Aquatics, preschool, fitness, kids enrichment, rentals, arts and crafts showcase, of yes and don’t forget the parks! Barrington park district has a very full calendar of events for all ages throughout the year. You can learn more at their detailed Barrington Park District website.
- P: (847) 381-0687
- 235 Lions Drive , Barrington, IL 60010
Parents of children moving to a new location always have schools on their mind. Known as Barrington School District 220 the schools have well documented report cards. Whether or not Barrington schools are right for parents and their children is something no REALTOR should ever answer and no other parent or child either. We all have different perspectives and desires. Report cards can give parents the academic perspective, the rest is something you and only you should decide. Barrington schools has a comprehensive website, visit them or connect with their administration.
- Barrington 220 School District
- 310 E. James St., Barrington, IL 60010
Barrington Area Sports Facilities
Along with the programs offered by our schools, we recognize that not everyone is a student. The park district fills a lot of the wants and needs for programs but we have a few more for Barrington residents to consider for sporting and fitness needs. While not in the center of Barrington proper they are located in our zip code of 60010. Click our links to learn more.
- Lake Barrington Canlan Sportsplex
- The South Barrington Club
- Barrington Hills Polo Club
- Barrington Hills Riding Club
- Wynstone Golf Club North Barrington
- Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club
- Makray Memorial Golf Club Inverness
- Stonehenge Golf Club Barrington
About Barrington Area – The Nature and Outdoors
The beauty of living in country suburban Barrington is our outdoors. If you’re like me and like the fresh air, country suburban Barrington has some awesome places to explore. I am a country girl at heart, off duty it’s jeans, flannel shirts, fleece vests and boots, with a couple of Golden Retrievers at my heels.
We have some wonderful hiking trails in Lake Barrington, North Barrington and Deer Park. There are conservation areas, forest preserves, nature centers.
- Grassy Lake Forest Preserve
- Fox River Forest Preserve
- Cuba Marsh
- Stilman Nature Center
- Crabtree Nature Center
- Bakers Lake Heron Rookery & Preserve for bird watching fans
Living in the country suburban areas of Barrington also allow you to watch our varied bird like including Sand Hill Cranes, Herons, all sorts of small birds and owls. We have White Tailed Deer among the many species of small outside mammals. See our cranes and deer together in this winter photo.
Barrington Illinois Hospital
Although Barrington is a medium town we do have a major hospital, Good Shepherd Hospital located in the north part of town. Good Shepherd belongs to the Advocate Health Care Group. In 2017 there were some renovations to the hospital and a large addition to create more beds. This is a life-flight and acute care hospital.
Transportation to From Barrington and Chicago To The World
When you move to a new home and don’t know the area it’s good to know some basics for travel and commuting. Barrington is about an hour from the city of Chicago. Commuters use both I-90 and Metra. We’re also about 40 minutes from O’Hare international airport. Local residents need to consider Barrington as one thing, a car needed location.
We all want to know different things relating to the demographics of a town. Crime, weather, population, median home prices, income levels and lots of demographic information. So where’s the best information source for all of that? I’ve always used city-data when exploring other locations, you can search by state, city and zip. Check out Barrington here. If you want to know more about the real estate market conditions you can find those here, we’ve got a section for each year, just use the navigation bar above for the current year and all market reports here.
We hope these resources help you learn more what’s available in Barrington. If you decide relocating here is the right choice for you, let us know how we can help find you the right property too. Call Corinne 847-363-3686.