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Barrington is a very friendly, pretty community and there are many places to eat and the schools are amazing. Barrington is a safe area and everyone is very close. One thing I would like to see change in this area is the fact that some of the residents believe they are superior because of their wealth. Barrington has a sticker put on it that it is full of rich people which is false and I would like to see that aspect changed. This area is not full of "snobby" people and in fact there are some places in this town that are poorer. Other areas judge Barrington has the rich town which is not accurate.
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.
I have spent my entire life in Barrington. The schools are pretty good, the teachers are a hit or miss. Some have some major egos. The people can often be full of themselves, but that comes with living in a wealthy area I guess. The downtown is nice, its clean with a few new restaurants recently opening up within the last few years. But it is a very small town and there isn't a whole lot to do there.