Exploring Barrington Hills

Located 30 miles northwest of Chicago, Barrington is a very affluent village in Cook County and Lake County, Illinois.  At 29 square miles in size, there are roughly 10,659 residents living here. Residents experience the best of both country and suburban living. There are forest preserves, wetlands parks, and many horse trails for all to enjoy.  With over 4,722 acres of forest preserve in Barrington Hills alone, there is plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature and the great outdoors.   This is all part of what makes the area unique.  It is only an hour from one of the greatest cities, but it is known for its vast open spaces.  You truly can have the best of both worlds when you are living here in Barrington Hills.

In Barrington Hills, there are a lot of restaurants and parks. If you love antiquing, Barrington has many places to check out.  There is plenty of shopping and dining here in Barrington. Check out the  Village shops and enjoy the small town locally owned businesses.

One of the best things here in Barrington Hills is the Family-friendly and adult-oriented special events that are hosted throughout the year.  Here are some examples, but trust me, there are so many more fabulous events here in Barrington Hills:

  • Barrington Town-Warming
  • Breakfast with Bunny at the Ice House Mall
  • Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Family Expo
  • Barrington Wine Walk
  • Kite Fly & Kids Fest
  • Barrington Art Festival
  • Flesk Fest Outdoor Beer Garden
  • JourneyCare Duck Race & Pool Party
  • Family Campout in the Park
  • Scarecrow Festival
  • “Paint the Town Barrington!” Plein Air Outdoor Painting Event


Barrington Hills is a Community Where, Landowners
Determine How They Enjoy Their Land

With the majority of parcels being 5-acres or larger, properties include everything from small cottages to large elegant estates. A community low in legislation and high in property rights, Barrington Hills residents can indulge their passions and interests at home. Traditional family residences border gentleman farmers, gardening enthusiasts, car collectors, and more. Privacy and tranquility are two of the hallmarks of this unique community. (https://barringtonhills-il.gov/)


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Check Out The Surrounding Areas:

  1. Algonquin
  2. South Barrington
  3. Crystal Lake
  4. Hoffman Estates
  5. Schaumburg
  6. Cary
  7. Lake In The Hills
  8. West Dundee
  9. Huntley
  10. Barrington
  11. Palatine

Let's Explore the Schools

Barrington 220 Community Unit School District

District 300 is the main sending district for Barrington Hills.  There are some residents that also attend schools in Community Unit District 300 located in Algonquin.  Click Here to see the other school district!


Middle Schools

High School


Golf Anyone

  1. Barrington Hills Country Club
  2. Makray Memorial Golf Club
  3. Stonehenge Golf Club

More Courses in The Surrounding Area

  1. Highland Woods Golf Course
  2. Palatine Hills Golf Course
  3. Kempner Lakes Golf Club
  4. Inverness Golf Club
  5. Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club
  6. Club at Wynstone