Real Estate Prices and Overview
Barrington / Barrington Hills median real estate prices are $729,990, which is more expensive than 99.5% of the neighborhoods
in Illinois and 97.4% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Barrington / Barrington Hills are currently
$1,584, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.6%
of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
Barrington / Barrington Hills is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in South Barrington, Illinois.
Barrington / Barrington Hills real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Real estate vacancies in Barrington / Barrington Hills are 7.3%,
which is lower than one will find in 61.6% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Barrington / Barrington Hills
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood has more
Lithuanian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 3.2% have Greek ancestry.
Barrington / Barrington Hills is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 1.7% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Barrington / Barrington Hills
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 97.6% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Barrington / Barrington Hills
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 72.9% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.6% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 68.0%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, real estate in the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
Furthermore, one way that the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood in South Barrington are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 13.4% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 54.8%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood, 68.0%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 15.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(11.3%), and 5.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood in South Barrington, IL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(16.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.3%) , and residents who report German roots (11.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.9%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.9%), among others. In addition, 16.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Barrington / Barrington Hills
neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include South Asian languages, Spanish and Chinese.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Barrington / Barrington Hills neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.1% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.