A country-suburban setting ideal for equestrian lovers.

Welcome to Barrington

A country-suburban setting ideal for equestrian lovers.
Barrington is a village to the northwest of Chicago, less than an hour away from the big city.  With gorgeous rolling hills, grand homes, and plenty of horse properties, many refer to the area as horse country. It's a peaceful place to live and work. Barrington’s vibrant downtown offers delightful shops and restaurants that complement the area’s suburban setting.

What to Love

  • The peaceful setting
  • Lots of properties available for horses, as well as trails for riding
  • A plethora of nature preserves and parks
  • Many festivals and community events

Local Lifestyle 

Barrington offers a peaceful and welcoming environment for residents. Here, the community members enjoy gathering together at various festivals and events that take place in the town’s vibrant center. Parks, equestrian trails, and stables are important community hotspots, and locals enjoy horseback riding and hiking at these locations. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Arboretum of South Barrington, referred to as The Arb, is ideal for shopping. With a movie theater, several dining options, and a slew of services and shops, this venue acts as the perfect all-day entertainment destination. A variety of clothing stores, jewelers, nail spas, massage clinics, and more fill the place. Star Cinema Grill is located inside and offers wonderful menu items like southwest eggrolls, Caesar salad, pizza, and more. 
Francesca's Famiglia is a well-rated Italian restaurant in town. They offer regular menus, as well as a gluten-free menu with over a dozen possibilities. Enjoy pasta, risotto, chicken, salad, and more. Ruth's Chris Steak House is one of the more refined eateries in Barrington. The restaurant’s butter-topped beef is what they're known for, but you'll also find selections like lobster tail, stuffed chicken breast, garlic-crusted sea bass, and calamari.
If you're looking for a sleek venue serving Asian cuisine and sushi, Shakou hits the mark, especially for diners with dietary restrictions, as the restaurant has a gluten-free menu. 
Meanwhile, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant offers New American fare alongside house-labeled wines. While here, try the drunken shrimp, crab and lobster bisque, country rigatoni, and chicken piccata. 

Things to Do

The Barrington Village Farmers Market brings many neighbors together to find the best produce and locally-crafted goods around. Locally-grown produce, fresh meats, seafood, flowers, honey, and more are sold along the market’s vendor stalls. 
You can also enjoy one of Barrington’s many festivals and events, such as the Barrington Arts Festival, which showcases artistic creations from local vendors, the Scarecrow Festival in the fall, or the Wine Walk, which takes place in Downtown Barrington. During the summer, head to Citizens Park to experience the community’s Summer Concert Series. 


The Barrington 220 School District serves the community of Barrington. Top-rated schools include:
  • St. Anne's Catholic School
  • Brightmont Academy


Overview for Barrington, IL

4,236 people live in Barrington, where the median age is 49.2 and the average individual income is $100,927. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Barrington, IL

Barrington has 1,425 households, with an average household size of 2.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Barrington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,236 people call Barrington home. The population density is 156.86 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

47.54 / 52.46%

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Around Barrington, IL

There's plenty to do around Barrington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

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Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.74 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.3 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 3.81 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.64 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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