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%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    106
    525
  • Theft
    887
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29
    263

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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Barrington Reviews

16 reviews
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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.
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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.
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.