Information about Barrington IL

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Barrington Illinois real estate area is located 35 miles Northwest of Downtown Chicago.   It consists of 8 Northern Illinois villages :   Barrington Village, Barrington Hills, South Barrington, North Barrington, Lake Barrington, Deer Park, Tower Lakes and Inverness.   Barrington IL real estate is located in 4 counties, Lake County, Cook County, Kane County and McHenry County.   Some of the surrounding towns are Lake Zurich, Cary, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Algonquin, Wauconda, Island Lake, Palatine, Kildeer & Hawthorn Woods. The Barrington area was originally called Miller Grove then Barrington Center, in 1854 was named by Robert Campbell after Great Barrington MA, which was the previous home to many of the Barrington farmers.  

Barrington IL offers a great quality of life with plenty of rolling hills, ponds, forest preserves, marsh areas, lakes, parks, golf courses & recreation areas all with mature trees to enjoy nature.   Homes in Barrington IL range from $300k “ millions. There are wooded custom estates, older, historic and new construction on many acres. Many built by Chicago business leaders created by post “ World War I money that was made. The village is quaint with tree lined streets.   After the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 many grain merchants whose homes were destroyed moved to Barrington and constructed pretty Queen Anne style homes / Victorian style homes on smaller lots along the small towns quiet streets.   Famous architect Don Erickson master apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright built his work of art home on 10+ acres in Barrington and is currently for sale.

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All the villages feed into Barrington High School and Lake Zurich IL High School.   There are many Grade schools that service the communities.   Check out our school site for information on the Barrington area schools.

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Barrington Il offers many horse zoned properties and stables.   There is a polo club and Walk Up Farm that caters to helping people with disabilities.   Golf courses including Stonehenge, Biltmore, Makray Memorial Golf Club and Wynstone to name a few are beautiful and challenging.   Bike paths run through the town.   The area has so much to offer, there are so many amenities for everyone.   The parks are scattered throughout Barrington area, including the Langendorf Park.   Langendorf Park is a 37 acre park with a fitness center, aquatic center (award winning), 23000 sf program & administration building, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, skate park, 5 baseball fields, playgrounds and picnic areas.

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The downtown area is home to the Historic Catlow Theater built in 1927.   It is still operating today as a single theater, how many single theaters do you see?   The theater was the first in the US to allow in theater dining.   Boloney™s Sandwich Shop is adjoining to the theater and offers awesome sandwiches, popcorn in 4 flavors (Cheese, Carmel- my favorite, plain & mixed), for lunch and for the show.   Dine in the small dining area outside the show for lunch or in the theater while the movie is playing.

Some other quick facts are:

On November 27, 1934 a gun battle took place between Baby Face Nelson and FBI agents resulting in the deaths of an FBI agent and an inspector.

One of the most haunted sites in Illinois are located in Barrington IL “ White Cemetery on Cuba Road.   Cuba road is also included.

If you are looking to relocate to the Barrington area contact my team and we would be more than happy to assist you with any information you may need.   Or just visit our website and search for information/search for homes in the Barrington area at your leisure.

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Posted By:   Julie Anne – The Julie Anne Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Success Realty

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