Homes for Sale in South Barrington IL
South Barrington is a suburban village of Chicago located in Cook County Illinois, just south of the village of Barrington. South Barrington is an affluent and wealthy community with a quietter laid back lifestyle than living in Chicago.
South Barrington started out as a rural area full of farms not unlike the other suburban villages of the area. In 1959 a group of property owners sought to form a village called Barrington Countryside to change zoning laws in order to allow for homes on quarter acre lots. Another group of residents in the area led by William Rose did not like the idea and quickly formed the paperwork to incorporate as the village of South Barrington. They got the papers together in just three days and were able to beat the other group of residents. As time went on zoning laws eventually began to allow for one and a half acre lot sizes.
William Rose started the Barrington Construction Company and purchased farm land to build three subdivisions Sunset Ridge Farms, The Cove, and The Glen. The village has seen steady growth on the south end while retaining a country feel full of large sprawling estates on the north end.
Parks and Rec
The South Barrington Parks District oversees two public parks, a community center and fitness club as well as facilitates many children’s, youth, adult and senior programs and activities as well as community festivities.
The South Barrington Club is a community fitness center with 6 indoor tennis courts, 8 outdoor clay tennis courts, aerobic studio, personal trainers, indoor pool, treadmills, weights, free childcare at KIdsKorner, fitness classes, court side café, indoor walking/running track, saunas, gymnasium, pro shop, locker and changing rooms, and outdoor family aquatic center.
The Arboretum is a new open air shopping center in South Barrington set among lush treescapes and gardens leading to the shopping center’s name. Shoppers can stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds as they shop, eat, or take in a local event. Stores in the Arboretum include L.L. Bean, Bath and Body Works, Calibre Coffee, DSW Shoes, Home Goods, Gymboree, Loft, and more.
iPic Theater offers a new movie viewing experience with luxury styling, bar and express café. The iPic Bar is full of flat screens to enjoy any sports game that is on, a game of billiards, hand crafted cocktails and amazing food. The iPic Express gives movie goers an opportunity to order from a grab and go menu prepared by the bar chefs to enjoy inside the movie theater as well as martinis and ice cold beer buckets.
There are two school districts that service South Barrington, Barrington School District 220 and Township High School District 211. Schools in these districts have high ratings and receive five star reviews.
Goebbert’s Farm is a South Barrington landmark with its huge fiberglass pumpkin atop a silo. Every year the farm hosts a fall festival with animals to see and feed, corn mazes, wagon rides, pony rides, camel rides, pig racing, giant jumping pillow and more. Stop into the fall harvest market to get fresh farm produce, caramel apples, cider and baked goods.
All year long the farm is open to the public in the form of a farmer’s market and garden center.
Willow Creek is one of the largest churches in America. Willow Creek is a non-denominational church. Bill Hybels is the pastor. Willow Creek was founded in 1981 and has grown to a congregation of around 17,000. The church is located at 67 E. Algonquin Road. Dr. B’s Café, a coffee house that serves locally roasted organic coffee, tea, pastries and fruit, is located in the lobby and open throughout the week. The Harvest Food Court is located near entrance F a “green” eating establishment open throughout the week. Seeds Bookstore is located in the church as well and sells books and music open to the public all week.
There is a wide mix of great single family homes available in South Barrington. Most homes are on large lots of land and some home are sprawling country estates mostly found in the north end of the village. The average listing price for homes in South Barrington is $1,286,996 and the median sales price is $650,000.