Located 35 miles northwest of Chicago, the Village of Barrington is a popular place to live for those who seek a suburban, yet country-like atmosphere with large areas of natural habitat and green space. Residents enjoy a high standard of living with an outstanding school system, numerous forest preserves and parks, and easy access to all the amenities and opportunities of the larger metropolitan area.
Many major highways in the area provide easy access to Chicago and nearby suburbs. O'Hare International Airport is just 23 miles away via the Northwest Tollway (I-90). Lake in the Hills Airport, a public facility serving charter and business passengers, is about 8 miles away. Area public transportation options include Pace Suburban Bus running along the Barrington Road Corridor, and the Metra train with daily service to Chicago.
Barrington and its surrounding villages offer a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences, from the historic downtown district to the award-winning Deer Park Town Center. The Arboretum, in nearby South Barrington, is a $200 million development featuring the Village Roadshow Gold Class theater and the combination winery and "white tablecloth" restaurant, Cooper's Hawks. This brand new lifestyle center also offers upscale retailers and services plus a nationally recognized kids' play area. Another popular shopping destination is the Foundry - an outdoor mall with a strong base of locally owned and operated stores.
The Barrington Park District boasts a complete recreational area, swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness center, soccer and baseball fields, picnic and play areas. There is a public golf course, plus 5 private courses. You will also find more than 100 organizations and associations which represent civic, professional, social business and hobby interests.