14 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$475,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,290
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    10
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    106
    575
  • Theft
    887
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,469
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Barrington 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.
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.
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.