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Area Description

Situated 35 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, the Barrington
region combines small town ambiance and wide-open spaces
with all the amenities and conveniences of its metropolitan
neighbor on the lake.

The Barrington area encompasses 107 square miles and has many
beautiful natural assets including wetlands, woodlands, prairies, rolling
hills, lakes, creeks, and the Fox River shoreline. Residents of the
region are committed to protecting and preserving their natural
resources, as well as the community’s exceptional quality of life.

Renowned for its equestrian amenities, the Barrington region has also
become a destination for great shopping at nearby Deer Park Town
Center, the Ice House Mall, downtown Barrington, the Foundry, South Barrington
and other retail hubs. The region offers a wide selection of tempting dining options for all tastes and budgets, cultural venues such as the Catlow Theater and Barrington’s
White House, and dozens of local art galleries. The Barrington region is known for
dynamic park district amenities and outdoor recreational destinations that
offer activities for all seasons. Special community events throughout the year
have become community traditions attracting thousands of local families as
well as visitors from throughout Chicagoland.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  9.6  18.4  27.2  1.6 "
 Feb  14.7  23.7  32.7  1.4 "
 Mar  25.1  34.5  43.9  2.3 "
 Apr  36.1  46.5  57.0  3.7 "
 May  46.5  57.9  69.3  4.0 "
 Jun  56.7  67.8  78.8  4.3 "
 Jul  61.8  72.0  82.3  3.8 "
 Aug  59.6  69.8  80.0  4.6 "
 Sep  50.5  61.5  72.6  3.3 "
 Oct  39.2  50.0  60.7  2.6 "
 Nov  28.6  37.1  45.6  2.9 "
 Dec  17.0  24.7  32.4  2.1 "


Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 10's.

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Cost of Living for Barrington Area, IL

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Senior Assistance in Barrington Area, IL

Barrington Area, Illinois offers the following assistance for seniors:


The Barrington area has an active population of seniors who live independently and have access to the resources and assistance they need. The region offers many appealing senior communities that offer active independent options as well as assisted living and memory care resources. Senior living communities include Eastgate Manor, Barrington; Horizon, Lake Barrington Woods; Friendship Village; The Garlands of Barrington, Sunrise Assisted Living, Autumn Leaves of South Barrington, and Silverado Senior Living among others.
Barrington is also home to one of the most advanced senior resources in the region, the Barrington Area Council on Aging. BACOA serves seniors, family caregivers, and the community with a variety of programs and resources. They strive to create a continuous circle of care, with people helping people across generations. BACOA’s services help older adults maintain a quality of life that matches their needs, wants and abilities. Most BACOA services are free or on a sliding-fee scale based on the senior’s financial status. BACOA can provide assistance in such areas as
• Information on housing options or in-home care services
• Meals with Wheels
• Counsel on insurance, benefits and Medicare Part D
• Support, education, activities and programs for seniors and caregivers
www.bacoa.org; (847) 381-5030

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