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  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
    B+
About Barrington...
Population
10,449

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$493,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,220
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Barrington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    68
    500
  • Theft
    628
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$119,688
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Barrington Reviews

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Barrington is a very family friendly neighborhood. There is very minimal crime and can go anywhere and not have to worry about robbery or theft. They have great breakfast and dinner places, but could use a better variety. The school system is very good. You will get a quality education with many opportunities to experience while you attend BHS. If you like architecture there is some pretty cool designs in downtown Barrington. Overall, a great place to live if you can afford it, because most of the houses are pretty expensive.
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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.
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.