About This Place
Port Barrington is a village in Lake and McHenry Counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. It was formerly known as Fox River Valley Gardens. Fox River Valley Gardens' village board voted 4-3 in September 2002 to change the community's long-winded name to Port Barrington. Supporters said they hoped the name change would boost property values by associating it with other nearby Barrington area communities. The population was 788 at the 2000 census.
Fox River Valley Gardens is located at 42°14′37″N 88°11′53″W / 42.24361°N 88.19806°W / 42.24361; -88.19806 (42.243667, -88.198000).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (9.26%) is water.