Barrington
12 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
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12 reviews
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Barrington is a quaint suburb of Chicago with a population around 10,000 people. From it's bustling farmer's market in the fall or the lights that line the town during the wintery months leading up to Christmas, Barrington is a wonderful place to spend time in year round. It has small, family run shops and restaurants and boutiques, and boasts parks and wide spaces perfect for families with pets or children. Nightlife however is not very big, but this is understandable as it's a small suburb of Chicago.
  • Niche User
  • 1 month ago
Barrington Illinois lives up to its motto, which is a good place to live, work, and play. The schools in the town are top quality and there are many different stores to go shopping for your daily essentials.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Barrington is a wonderful suburban town outside of the city of Chicago. It is on the Metra train line so has easy commuting options to the city. Barrington has a cute, small downtown with several good restaurants and a historic movie theater. The Barrington schools are great and the Park District has a lot of wonderful programs. The only downside is the commute to the city if you are driving.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Feels safe as an area. General crime but nothing major.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 12 2016
It is a nice area. Wish there was more within the town itself (not just nearby areas).
  • Niche User
  • Jan 12 2016
I feel very safe in this neighborhood. I didn't like Barrington High School because of the people. I wish there was more to do in this neighborhood.
  • Niche User
  • July 16 2015
There are few independently owned restaurants in town, but not many.
  • Niche User
  • May 30 2015
Since the economy tanked, entry level positions that young people would normally fill are filled by middle-aged adults.
  • Niche User
  • May 30 2015
It's a high-end boutique selling mostly women's clothes and accessories. The average resident would never be able to afford their clothes.
  • Niche User
  • May 30 2015
The houses have great variety.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 27 2015
Once employed, it's great. But, it can be hard to find a job.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 27 2015
Parking is a major pain, but the restaurants are all good and the stores are slightly pricey, but well worth it.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 27 2015
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