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Barrington Overview

Located approximately 32 miles northwest of Chicago, Barrington is one of the wealthiest municipalities in the nation. First settled in 1834, the village grew steadily throughout the 19th century. After a series of fires left the area in need of reconstruction, Barrington grew in both size and property value after reconstructing all future properties out of brick. Barrington has continued to maintain much of its historical character through the retention of several notable examples of late 19th century architecture.

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Barrington real estate includes a selection of single-family and luxury homes in a wide range of styles and prices. Barrington also maintains the largest residential historic district in Illinois and is noted for its Victorian, Gothic, Queen Anne, and other classical forms of architecture.

Barrington History

Barrington suburb

The Barrington suburb is located approximately 32 miles northwest of Chicago, and is one of the wealthiest municipalities in the nation. The area features wetlands, forest preserves, parks and horse trails in a country-suburban setting. First settled by American pioneers in 1834, the region was originally named Miller Grove before being renamed Barrington Center. Through the next three decades, the settlement developed in line with the local railroads, as well as opening its first lumber plant in 1855. An influx of new residents during the Civil War led to the Barrington suburb incorporation in 1865. Although the village continued to grow steadily throughout the rest of the 19th century, a series of fires in the 1890s left Barrington in need of reconstruction. As a result, future buildings were designed and constructed out of stone and brick instead of wooden frames. Throughout the 20th century, Barrington has continued to grow in both size and property value, while retaining much of its historical character through the retention of several notable examples of late 19th-century architecture.

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Schools In The Barrington Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Barrington area.

10 schools in area
School Type Level Grade(s) Rating

Creative Learning Montessori School

1410 S. Barrington Rd.

Private Preschool - Middle PK-7
NR

St Anne School

319 Franklin Street

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Barrington Mdle School- Prairie Cmps

40 East Dundee Rd

Public Middle 6-8
7

Arnett C Lines Elementary School

217 Eastern Avenue

Public Elementary K-5
8

Roslyn Road Elementary School

224 Roslyn Rd

Public Elementary K-5
7

Barrington High School

616 West Main St

Public High 9-12
10

Barrington Middle School Station

215 Eastern Ave

Public Middle 6-8
7

Hough Street Elementary School

310 South Hough St

Public Preschool - Elementary PK-5
9

Grove Avenue Elementary School

900 South Grove Ave

Public Elementary K-5
9

Barrington Community Unit School District 220

310 James St

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.