Barrington and Northwest Suburban Communities

Barrington and Northwest Suburban Communities

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The Barrington area and northwest Suburban Communities.

The Village of Barrington serves as the “heart” of the Barrington area, and is the central business district. The small town setting with historic, upscale shops, boutiques and restaurants give the area a unique and timeless appeal. The Barrington area has many captivating points of interest including Ice House Mall, Health World Children's Museum, Barrington Area Library and Sculpture Garden and four art galleries.The Barrington park districts are simply sensational. Ski programs, tennis courts, golf lessons, soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and even Equestrian programs don't even begin to scratch the surface of what the Barringtons have to offer.

Barrington Hills is approximately 35 miles northwest of Downtown Chicago, and is a scenic, affluent community set within a beautiful natural environment. To maintain the area's natural beauty and it’s wildlife population, residents have established several nature preserves. Barrington Hills is the largest of the Barrington communities, spanning four townships and counties.

South Barrington is approximately 35 miles northwest of Downtown Chicago, and is a scenic, affluent community set within a beautiful natural environment. To maintain the areas natural beauty and its wildlife population several nature preserves exist.  South Barrington maintains a more residential atmosphere and offers custom single family homes on sites averaging 2 acres. The Arboretum Lifestyle Center, was recently opened featuring 610,000s.f of restaurants, shopping and specialty stores.

North Barrington is approximately 35 miles northwest of the Loop, work hard to preserve their natural environment.  The area’s many enticing natural assets include numerous wetlands, woodlands, prairies, rolling hills, lakes and creeks.
The village owes much of its present prosperity to golf, namely the Biltmore Country Club and Wynstone. Both courses have enticed a number of new residents; in fact, the Wynstone locale has been the villages greatest growth in recent years.

The Village of Tower Lakes, 39 miles from the Loop, was incorporated from Lake County in 1966. Originally developed in the 1920’s as a summer-home community, the Village is centered around two scenic lakes, totaling over 75 acres. Although all the homes are now year-round, the lakes and heavily wooded rolling hills continue to attract recreation orientated and nature loving residents. The Village occupies approximately 1.1 square miles, and presently contains just over 430 single family homes, and no commercial business buildings, schools, churches, or post office. Tower Lakes does have it’s own police force, but is serviced by the villages of Barrington, North Barrington, and Wauconda Fire Departments.

Lake Barrington is approximately 35 miles northwest of the Loop, is a scenic affluent community surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.  The area’s many enticing natural assets include numerous wetlands, woodlands, prairies, rolling hills, lakes and creeks. To maintain the area’s natural beauty and its wildlife population, the village have established several nature preserves. In addition, the Lake County Grassy Lake/Flint Creek Forest Preserve runs through the heart of Lake Barrington.  Lake Barrington has taken large strides to upgrade village facilities, including parks and sports venues. Nearly half of the village’s population resides in Lake Barrington Shores, a 520-acre condominium complex.

Deer Park is a village in Lake and Cook counties. The village is one of the few left in the Chicago area that enjoy a green belt which is bordered by two large natural areas providing outdoor recreation and open space. The village is home to popular shopping and dining destinations: Deer Park Town Center and the Town Center Promenade. The town is also home to the Vehe Farm, an Illinois Centennial Farm. Residential zoning is mainly single family homes with lot of sizes of 1-acre or more. Upscale townhomes are available near the Deer Park Center.
 

Port Barrington is a village in Lake and McHenry counties. It was formerly known as Fox River Valley Gardens. Fox River Valley Gardens' village board voted 4-3 in September 2002 to change the community's long name to Port Barrington. Supporters said they hoped the name change would boost property values by associating it with the other nearby Barrington area communities. The population was 1,517 at the 2010 census, up from 788 at the 2000 census.

Inverness is a quiet community located 29 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The Village is known for its natural beauty and rolling landscapes. Inverness offers its residents a lifestyle not available in many of Chicago's other suburbs. Residential lots are typically at least 1 acre in size and most residential streets seem to meander aimlessly through the countryside. There is only one business district in Inverness, Williamsburg Village, which consists of scores of professional services. Access to expressways and commuter rail lines is also readily available.

Hoffman Estates estimated population tops out at over 50,000, with a total incorporated land area of about 19 square miles.  School District 54, which began with one school in 1952, is now the largest elementary school district in the State of Illinois (outside of the City of Chicago). Other school districts serving Hoffman Estates residents include Districts 46, 15, 211, U-46 and 300. Hoffman Estates High School was named as one of the outstanding high schools in the state in 1987 and the Village of Hoffman Estates has won six Governor's Home Town Awards for its innovative programs.

Schaumburg moves into the 21st century, with continued expansion expected albeit at a slower rate than in years past. With a population of 75,386 in 2000, minimal residential growth both in the single-family and multiple-family market is expected as little residential land remains. Industrial development has remained steady throughout the 1990s with activity increasing in 1996 and 1997 during a period of economic boom. The majority of industrial development is expected to occur in the Spectrum Industrial Park, Woodfield Business Center, and Copley Center. Future redevelopment is expected to occur around the proposed Suburban Transit Access Route (STAR line) transit stop, proposed to be located south the Walden International PUD and north of IKEA and Windy Point Office Park along the Northwest Tollway.