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Retirement Living In Barrington Area - Illinois

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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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What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Barrington Area, Illinois?

For those of you that retire in Barrington Area, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 10's. You may have a few days below 0°. Expect some rainy days in the winter. Assume some snowy days in the Winter with a lot of days with snow remaining on the ground.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Barrington Area such as a movie, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Spring, great for a day of shopping in Barrington Area!

Summertime in Barrington Area is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Barrington Area, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  12  21  30
 Feb  16  25  34
 Mar  25  35  45
 Apr  36  47  58
 May  46  58  70
 Jun  57  68  80
 Jul  61  72  83
 Aug  60  71  82
 Sep  51  63  74
 Oct  40  51  62
 Nov  29  38  48
 Dec  17  25  34

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  30  5
 Feb  0  26  3
 Mar  0  23  0
 Apr  0  10  0
 May  1  2  0
 Jun  3  0  0
 Jul  5  0  0
 Aug  3  0  0
 Sep  1  0  0
 Oct  0  7  0
 Nov  0  19  0
 Dec  0  28  3

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  2 "  10  17 %
 Feb  2 "  9  20 %
 Mar  2 "  10  28 %
 Apr  3 "  11  36 %
 May  4 "  12  46 %
 Jun  4 "  12  57 %
 Jul  4 "  9  63 %
 Aug  5 "  10  62 %
 Sep  4 "  8  54 %
 Oct  3 "  10  42 %
 Nov  3 "  10  32 %
 Dec  2 "  11  22 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  12 "  19  8
 Feb  8 "  16  6
 Mar  5 "  7  4
 Apr  1 "  1  1
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  1 "  2  2
 Dec  11 "  15  8

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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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