Barrington Hills, Illinois
Barrington Hills is a village, located about 40 miles northwest of
Chicago, Illinois, that straddles approximately 30 square miles in
Cook, Kane, Lake, and McHenry County, Illinois. The population
was 3,915 at the 2000 census. The Village of Barrington Hills
was incorporated in 1957.
The rural-suburban area is part of the greater Barrington
community and many wealthy residents live there on large estates
within commuting distance of Chicago. There is a minimum
five-acre zoning restriction on building new houses and both
farming and horse raising are allowed.
The village is home to Hill 'N Dale Farms, belonging to Richard L.
Duchossois, owner of the Arlington Park racetrack, and Bill
McGinley's Horizons Farms. The community's identification with
horses can be seen in names like Broncos and Colts for school
teams, stores catering to saddlery and riding outfits, and
subdivisions with street names such as Steeplechase and Surrey