North Barrington is a village in the southwestern portion of Lake County, about 35 miles northwest of Chicago. North Barrington is located within the Fox River area, and was first settled in the 1830’s. After more than a century of slow and steady growth, the unincorporated area was formed into the Village of North Barrington in 1959.
|Living in North Barrington
Founders of North Barrington fought to maintain the countryside character and natural beauty of the area by zoning for spacious lots and incorporating expansive natural areas.
One of the notable early residents of North Barringtons was Dr. Edmund Kimberly, founder of Rush Medical College. His eldest son married Theodore Roosevelt’s cousin, and Teddy Roosevelt is rumored to have visited the Kimberly family home.
Most homes in North Barrington are within Cuba Township, which is served by School District 220. The eastern part of North Barrington is within Ela Township and is served by Lake Zurich School District 95.
North Barrington contracts with Lake County Sheriff’s Police for police protection. Homes north of Miller Road are served by the Wauconda Fire District, while homes south of Miller Road are served by the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District.
What to See
North Barrington is home to the private Biltmore Country Club which has a pool, tennis and the Biltmore Beach Club on Honey Lake, which offers swimming, fishing, and boating.
North Barrington is contained entirely within Illinois’ 6th congressional district.
In 2018, Sean Casten is running against the incumbent Peter Roskam, who has held the 6th district congressional seat since 2007.
Sean is committed to serving North Barrington and the rest of the 6th district by focusing on facts and working to strengthen the community’s schools and economy.