The Village was incorporated in 1865, but the Barrington area was settled by pioneers in the 1830s. What began as a farming community quickly turned into a transportation hub as Barrington was platted along the Chicago & North Western Railway. In the early 1900s, the area became a countryside retreatfor wealthy Chicago businessmen, and its equestrian tradition, small-town charm, and wide open spaces remain today. Barrington was originally settled by members of the Mascoutin and Potawatomi Native American tribes. A 1833 treaty contained language the ceded Native American lands – including where present-day Barrington stands – to the United States government.

Photo gallery: A history of the Barrington area -- Chicago Tribune

Attractions and Events

The Catlow Theater is a historic single-screen movie theater located in downtown Barrington. Makray Memorial Golf Club is a premier 18-hole championship caliber courses in Illinois, 7,000 yards with four sets of tees; lots of water, strategic bunkers, bent grass tees, fairways and greens, blue grass roughs and spectacular views. The Ice House Mall of Barrington offers patrons an opportunity to shop local, dine and pamper themselves at our unique shops and exceptional services.

200 Applebee Street, Barrington, IL 60010 | Compass

Homes In Barrington, IL

Barrington is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 11,174. Barrington is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Barrington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Barrington there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Barrington covers an area of 10 square miles with plenty of natural beauty such as rivers and lakes.

South Barrington, IL Real Estate & Homes for Sale|Kim Alden Team

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