As your travel up Northwest Highway from the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. in Arlington Heights, you will find a wonderful downtown area in Barrington. Settlers from the Great Barrington area in Massachusetts called their settlement Miller Grove. Later, the settlement was renamed Barrington Center. The new residents established the town where Sutton Road crosses Route 68. In 2015, the Village celebrated its sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary! Close to Hoffman Estates and Inverness, the village’s motto is “a great place to live, work, and play!
Barrington is also home to the Gatorade Sports Science Institute! The GSSI studies the effects of nutrition on the human body before, during and after exercise. “Over the years, the facilities were updated to include laboratory space specific for exercise performance, body composition, metabolism and gastrointestinal physiology.” The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. believe strongly in physical fitness and the good health that comes with exercise. With its facilities across the street from Barrington High School, it also does not hurt to influence the many student athletes of the village.
Barrington’s downtown area livens up every morning and evening. With its location to the train station and many great restaurants, visitors always stop on Main St. In most of the surrounding suburbs, Main Street is known as Lake Cook Rd. as it separates Lake County and Cook County. But as the road enters the town of Barrington, the road’s name changes to Main Street and traffic notably increases. Whenever traffic increases, drivers need to keep their eyes on their roads. Distracted driving can be problematic anywhere! If you have been injured in a car accident involving a distracted driver, contact the Barrington personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. for a free consultation.
Barrington’s Metra Station
Like many other Northwest suburbs, residents can visit Chicago through Metra. The Barrington Metra Train Station sits at 201 Spring Street. Commuters rush to the train station every day. But be safe! Listen carefully to the sounds and respect the signs at the railroad crossings. If you have been injured on public transportation while visiting Barrington, call the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today. The train line travels from Crystal Lake or Harvard through Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, and Park Ridge before entering the city of Chicago. The train lets its passengers off at Ogilvie Transportation Center. From Ogilvie, you can take a taxi, walk, or even ride a trolley (during some months!) to almost any location in Chicago.
Things to Do in Barrington
Throughout the year, Barrington offers many exciting special events for people of all ages, including:
- the Barrington Art Festival on Memorial Day Weekend,
- Farmer’s Market every Thursday from May to October,
- a Fourth of July Festival, and
- Scarecrow Festival.
The Barrington Park District administers several parks including Citizens Park, Langendorf Park, Miller Park, and Ron Beese Park. Additionally, on the northeast of town is Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve, named for Cuba Road. Langendorf Park has a fitness center, aquatic center, shelters for rent, and batting cages. In 2016, the Barrington Junior Women’s Club partnered with the Park Distrcit to bring a Splash Pad, 3400 square foot pad has 19 exciting and active spray features, for children of all ages to enjoy.
Barrington also offers great bike paths and recommends that you take a tour of Barrington on your bike. Ride or walk along the many bike routes, lanes or paths throughout the Village and experience the beauty of Barrington. Although Illinois can be bike friendly, remember to be safe. If you have been injured by a car or other vehicle while riding your bike, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today for a free consultation. In the near future, Barrington hopes to connect even more of its bike paths and Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve to allow residents to enjoy the village that much more!
Barrington Health Care Providers
Located north of Barrington at 450 West Highway 22, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, known as “Good Shepherd,” has served the village and surrounding communities since 1979. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is an acute care facility with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. When we enter a hospital, we expect that doctors and others will provide us with the best care possible and that we will receive the proper diagnosis and treatment. But even at great hospitals, when this does not happen, we can suffer physically and emotionally. If you have been injured at a hospital or senior care facility, contact the Barrington personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today for a free consultation.