Links of Interest
Distance to Downtown Chicago
34 to 38 miles
Average Drive Times
54 minutes to Chicago Loop
29 minutes to O’Hare Airport
74 minutes to Midway Airport
Express Train Commute to Loop
The village of Barrington and surrounding communities, known collectively as the Barrington Countryside (Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Deer Park, Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Tower Lakes and Inverness), enjoy over 90 square miles of breathtaking natural beauty in a convenient northwest suburban location. Some 20 lakes, abundant woodlands, gently rolling hills, prairies, streams and about seven miles of Fox River shoreline contribute to the area’s strong country appeal. Each satellite community has its own distinctive character, with the village of Barrington as their commercial, industrial and residential hub. As a whole, the Barringtons command greater interest among home buyers looking for a blend of rural tranquility, modern luxury and convenience to metropolitan Chicago’s finest amenities.
Metra express ride time to the Chicago Loop is just under 50 minutes from the Barrington Station. Three bus lines provide service to the train station. Drivers connect with the Northwest Tollway (I-90) via Barrington Road (Illinois 59).
Most students attend schools in District 220 through seven elementary, two middle and one high school. Three Catholic high schools and a Catholic grammar school also serve the area and surrounding communities.
Woodfield Mall, Spring Hill Mall, Deer Park Mall and Hawthorn Center are the major regional malls, while downtown Barrington offers many convenient local shopping and fine dining options.
The Barrington area is home to many fine public and private golf clubs as well as a wide array of equestrian facilities, including riding schools, riding trails, boarding facilities and the renowned Fox Valley Hunt Club. Numerous parks, playgrounds, ball fields, beaches and sailing facilities are also enjoyed by residents.
Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington and two hospitals in Elgin (10 minutes southwest) serve area residents.
Places of Worship
Fifteen area houses of worship serve eleven religious denominations. Other congregations are found nearby.