Living in Barrington

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

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.

Whether you’re a current resident or are planning to move to the Village, you can access all the information you need from our website. Below are some helpful links to various sections you may find helpful: