"A great place to live, work, and play!"
Founded in 1865 and located 32 miles Northwest of Chicago, the Village of Barrington boasts a rich tradition of exquisite architecture, safe neighborhoods, and close proximity to shopping, fine dining and transportation. In an effort to preserve the areas landmark features, downtown Barrington has established its very own “Architectural Review Commission” which serves as the Historical District’s autonomous overseeing body.
Although Barrington offers a wide range of discounted and affordable properties, it is also home to an impressive collection of majestic estates situated on sprawling grounds. The concentration of wealth in this area has quietly pushed the 60010 Zip Code into the top 7 of the Nation among cities with 20,000 or more.
Barrington is part of the “Gold Standard” 220 Community School District. According to the College Board, Barrington High School ranks in the top 1% of more than 14,350 high schools both nationally and internationally for the number of AP exams taken by students. District 220 has received the 2004 Bright A+ award for academic excellence from SchoolSearch. Barrington schools rank in the top 5% of Illinois districts, and SchoolMatch has selected District 220 as being among the top 16% of the nation's public school districts being recognized through their Educational Effectiveness Audits.
Barrington is home to a variety of well-established businesses ranging from small family owned establishments to large corporations including over 25 banks and more than 30 Restaurants.
The Barrington Police Department does a stellar job of keeping the community extremely safe. Barrington currently carries a Crime Risk Index of 43, compared to Chicago’s 238. (Lower number indicates less risk.)
In addition to its close proximity to I-90, Downtown Barrington is also ideally situated near the Union Pacific Northwest Metra Train stop where commuters are a mere 50 minute train ride from Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center.
The recent housing bubble has been the catalyst for a select few foreclosures in this area, but as the economy has picked up - so too has the pace and tenacity of value investors., making this an ideal time to find your diamond or your move-in ready dream home.