Living in Barrington

Barrington is a Great Place to "Live, Work, and Play"
 

Barrington and its surrounding areas have a rich history dating back to the Blackhawk War of 1832. Until that time, the area that now includes Barrington had for centuries been the home to tribes of Pottawatomi and Mascouten Indians. Late that year, under the terms of a treaty signed by Chief Blackhawk, the migration of the Indians across the Mississippi River began, thus opening up vast tracts of land along the Fox River to early settlers who began moving to the area in 1834.


A beautiful, historic suburb just 40 miles northwest of Chicago, Barrington’s 10,168 residents pride themselves on the Village’s hometown charm and small-town heritage.

The Village of Barrington serves as the hub of activity for the 90-square-mile Barrington area, which consists of 7 independent villages and more than 43,000 residents. The Metra train stops right in the Village Center, easily connecting Barrington to the city of Chicago.

There is much to do in Barrington. You can visit our Historical Society, library, parks, and the historic Catlow Theatre. You can stroll our Village Center, which is surrounded by the largest residential historic district in the state of Illinois, while stopping to eat at our fine restaurants or shop in our quaint stores. You can also attend a wide variety of family-oriented events throughout the year, from a week-long Fourth of July Festival to weekly Farmers’ Markets and Cruise Nights.

Barrington District 220 schools are consistently among the top in state and national rankings. The Barrington area’s unique access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation in the form of parks, forest preserves, and horse and hiking trails makes its location second to none.
 

 

 

Moving to Barrington?

 

Planning a move to the Village of Barrington? We’d like to welcome you to our community.

Our residents, business owners, village government, and civic leaders work hard to make Barrington a great place to live, work, and play! Our schools are consistently among the top in state and national rankings. Our area’s location just 40 miles from one of the world’s finest cities is complemented by our unique access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation in the form of parks, forest preserves, and horse and hiking trails. The scenic beauty here can’t be beat for anyone seeking a charming village environment so close to the hustle and bustle of the city of Chicago.

As you plan for your move, we are always willing to assist you in any way. You may contact Diana Matichyn directly at 224-500-6491.