Students of South Barrington are under the jurisdiction of Barrington 220 Community Unit School District. Two public libraries serve the area: Barrington Area Public Library and the Palatine Public Library.
Residents of South Barrington have easy access to a number of colleges, universities, and trade/vocational schools, making it easier than ever to obtain a certificate, undergraduate or graduate degree. Local institutions of higher learning include the William Rainey Harper College in nearby Palatine; Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology; Elgin Community College; Judson University in Elgin; McHenry County College in Crystal Lake; Oakton Community College in Des Plaines; College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn; Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg; and Trinity International University in Deerfield. Many other colleges and universities can be found within the Chicago metro area, which is a short 40 minute drive away.
Things to Do in South Barrington, IL
Shoppers looking to engage in some retail therapy or window shop will want to stop by The Arboretum of South Barrington. As the newest place to shop and dine, The Arboretum is an open-air center replete with lush landscaping, trees, and gardens, and a fine collection of retail shops, boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Eighty different species of trees, including Autumn Blaze maple, elm, and Golden Raindrop crabapple, and over 20,000 perennials, shrubs, and grasses provide a peaceful, green setting to this urban center.
Residents looking to travel in and out of the village for business or pleasure have access to two airports: the Midway Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport. For local travel or a weekend getaway, residents are right next to Interstate 90, which will take them directly to the booming metropolitan city of Chicago.
Famously known as the "Windy City," Chicago offers an endless amount of culture, night life, entertainment, and recreational amenities unmatched by most other major cities in the country. Theatre patrons will want to take in a show at the legendary Chicago Theatre, or take in the classical musical offerings of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Tourism plays a huge role to the area's economy, with many tourists and visitors from neighboring cities and towns heading out to Magnificent Mile and State Street for some spectacular shopping. Sports fanatics everywhere know that Chicago houses some of the best sports teams in the nation, including the NBA's Chicago Bulls, MLB's Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, and the NFL's Chicago Bears.
The South Barrington Park District provides a number of programs targeted at adults and youths, including daycare programs, aquatics programs, tennis lessons, and fitness classes. Four community centers anchor the park district, including the Community Center, South Barrington Club, Marvin Dunteman Park, and the New Community Park. Additionally, residents are within close proximity to Lake Barrington, home of the newly built Field House sports complex. Nature preserves abound in South Barrington, providing residents with other means to spend their day outdoors.
Golf enthusiasts won't have to travel far to play a few rounds of golf as there are a number of courses located near to South Barrington that will cater to their needs. These include the Highland Woods Golf Course, Walnut Greens Golf Course, Poplar Creek Country Club, and Hilldale Country Club. Additionally, five more golf courses can be found in the neighboring villages of Barrington, Lake Barrington and North Barrington.
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