The Town Of Barrington, Illinois
ChicagoRelo.com is your source for information on Barrington. If your moving to Barrington or just visiting, you will find all kinds of information on real estate, schools, areas, parks, churches, crime, things to do, places to visit, local businesses, dining, and much more!Barrington is located in both Lake and Cook Counties, 35 miles northwest of Chicago. It is a small estate community surrounded by open green space. Large areas of wetlands, forest preserves, beautiful parks, and horse trails highlight this suburban, country setting. The Barrington area includes the towns of South Barrington, North Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, Tower Lakes, and parts of Deer Park and Inverness.
The charming village of Barrington is dedicated to providing a high quality of life while keeping the historic character that defines its community. The park system meets every recreational need for all ages. Among the many activities provided for residents, favorites are the Farmers Market from June to October, the Scarecrow Festival in October, and the Tree Lighting Celebration in December. Barrington students are served by an excellent, nationally recognized school system. With its prime location, Barrington is a great place to do business. Over 1,800 daily commuters from the surrounding areas come to Barrington to ride the Metra commuter train to Chicago. Easy access to the Northwest Tollway provides a quick route to O’Hare International Airport.
The village is dedicated to preserving its charm and beauty and to attract residents who are looking for gracious homes, a sense of history and culture, and an unparalleled quality of life.
|Arnett C. Lines -Barrington||217 John Snow Ave. Barrington, IL 60010||847-381-7850||Elementary Schools|
|Barbara B. Rose School-Barrington||61 West Penny Road South Barrington, IL 60010||847- 844-1200||Elementary Schools|
|Grove Avenue School||900 S. Grove Avenue Barrington, IL 60010||847-381-1888||Elementary Schools|
|Hough Street School||310 South Hough Street Barrington, IL 60010||847-381-1108||Elementary Schools|
|North Barrington School||310 N. Highway 59 Barrington, IL 60010||847-381-4340||Elementary Schools|
|Roslyn Road School||224 Roslyn Road Barrington, IL 60010||847-381-4148||Elementary Schools|
|Barrington High School||616 west Main Street Barrington, IL 60010||847-381-1400||High Schools|
|Barrington Middle School – Prairie Campus||40 East Dundee Road Barrington, IL 60010||847-304-3990||Middle Schools|
|Barrington Middle School – Station Campus||215 Eastern Avenue Barrington, IL 60010||847-381-0464||Middle Schools|
“In the 1830’s, the rich soil and natural water supply was attracting settlers to the Barrington area primarily from Vermont, New York State, and from the Great Barrington area in Massachusetts. Barrington Township set up a town government in 1850, and later in 1865 the state legislature approved a charter for the newly named Village of Barrington.
In 1854 the completion of the northwest extension of the Chicago and Fond Du Lac railroad, later known as the Chicago and North Western, brought more settlers and industry to Barrington. The first milled lumber facility opened in 1855 and is still standing on Franklin Street, a nostalgic reminder of the past. Steady migration led to a number of small businesses setting up shop by the railroad. As Chicago grew more prosperous, suburban living in the Barrington area became more attractive to Chicago businessmen looking for rural spaciousness.”
Barrington Trivia & Fun Facts
“Barrington was a recruiting station during the Civil War and the center of wartime activities in the period of 1861-1865. The Memorial Marker at Miller’s Grove M.E. Church was erected to commemorate this, dedicated to the memory of the citizens of Barrington Township who served this nation in the preservation of the Union.
May 23, 1878
A tornado in northeast Illinois, which peaked at F4 intensity, touched down 6 miles east northeast of Elgin, and moved to near Barrington. Newspaper reports indicated the tornado lifted for brief periods of time. A farm house was carried 150 feet high before shattering, killing the two occupants.”