Barrington

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.

School Address Phone Grade
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
Barrington History

“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.”