A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$471,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,239
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Barrington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    106
    1
  • Theft
    887
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$116,062
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Barrington Reviews

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A great small community with a great atmosphere in the "Downtown" area. A good selection of excellent restaurants are within walking distance of anyone that lives with in the village, and schools with some of the greatest resources and classroom atmospheres in the country. The only reason I give 4 stars in because of the village government which has done not much but try to make themselves more popular, mainly Village President Karen Darch, who has already been in office for 16 1/2 years. But otherwise one of the best communities in the midwestern United States.
Review Barrington
Barrington is a quaint town dating back to the 1800's. It was once known as a horse town. Today, it is very diverse and expansive. There is something for everyone, shopping, hiking, supportive schools, calm coffee shops, a resourceful library etc. Overall, there are five towns that fall under the Barrington city boundaries. Being large does not stop Barrington from being united, however. Downtown is where everyone congregates daily. If one really feels adventurous, a train station lies in the heart of the town that can take one all the way to Chicago for more fun.
I like that Barrington is a family friendly suburb. It is relatively pretty safe, and the houses are not crowded together at all. It I sent a place where you can feel at ease taking a jog or walking around your local neightborhood, in which many people will wave and smile. The public schools, including Fremd High school, and James B Conant, are great school systems in which students are readily prepared for college, and are one of the best high schools in Illinois.