Barrington is located about 32 miles from Chicago. This affluent suburb is well-known for its architectural wonders, containing the largest residential historic district in Illinois. Barrington also has an abundance of natural beauty with carefully-preserved wetlands and forest areas.
Barrington is home to some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the northwest suburbs. Luxurious estates and equestrian properties are part of the residential landscape. This distinction does not detract from the strong sense of community found in Barrington, which hosts a large number of festivals and fundraisers throughout the year.
The Barrington area includes 7 independent villages; Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes.