Village of North Barrington

The Community

Old Barrington Farm is part of the historic Village of North Barrington, containing the first homes in the area dating from the 1850's.  Now, the Village of North Barrington is a vibrant and active community located 35 miles northwest of Chicago.   While the Village prides itself on being a small town with rural roots, the Village is located in the center of a cluster of affluent communities that stretches from the Northwest Tollway (I-90) north into central Lake County.

The area’s location just 40 miles from one of the world’s finest cities is complemented by its unique access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation in the form of parks, forest preserves, and horse and hiking trails. The scenic beauty can’t be beat for anyone seeking a charming village environment so close to the hustle and bustle of the city of Chicago.

Old Barrington Farm is also a 10-minute drive to the major grocers, retailers and restaurants of nearby Lake Zurich, Illinois.  In addition, the Village of Barrington is just minutes away, featuring a quaint downtown with a variety of apparel, antiques, gifts, home furnishings and more.  

The Metra train station in the Village of Barrington has express trains to downtown Chicago.  Old Barrington Farm's location also has easy access to the I-90 expressway.

The Schools

Old Barrington Farm is part of the District 220 Barrington school district, whose motto is "inspiring all learners to achieve excellence."  A full 66% of District 220 teachers and staff have a Masters degree or higher.

District 220 is consistently ranked among the state´s top 5% school districts academically, and has garnered numerous accolades:

  • BHS named Top 1000 High Schools in the Nation by Newsweek
  • "Outperformer" award from Standard & Poors for academic achievement among school districts with similar demographics
  • "What Parents Want" award from SchoolMatch
  • "Bright Red Apple" award from SchoolSearch for overall excellence
  • AAA bond rating from Standard & Poors
  • Balanced budgets for 12 consecutive years
  • Earned highest financial rating from the State of Illinois
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