“We have two young sons and I love the amount of young families who are at the same phase of life as us.”
We just moved in at the end of August. We were drawn to the community by my husband’s knowledge of FP from growing up in Barrington. We have two young sons and I love the amount of young families who are at the same phase of life as us. There will be many friends made with neighborhood kids and countless opportunities for fun with the pool, lake, playground and tennis courts. We also love the social events and have been able to attend a few already. It’s just an all around great fit for us and reminds me of the community I lived in as a child. ~ M.M. (Fox Point North)
“We loved that our girls could walk to school K-8th grade – and not just for the convenience.”
My husband and I have lived on the south side of Fox Point for 18 years along with our two daughters, 20 and 16. We loved that our girls could walk to school K-8th grade – and not just for the convenience. The camaraderie of walking with a group of multi-age kids and the independence they gained by getting themselves to and from school every day shaped positive memories of their childhood. We always felt safe letting them ride their bikes all around the neighborhood: to friends homes, the pool, and tennis lessons. Fox Point gave our kids the opportunity to roam a bit – which not all kids today can do.
I returned to Fox Point after living here as a teenager – and my sister just bought my parents house! ~ M.B (Fox Point South)
“It is an outstanding community to raise a family in a park like setting, with very fun amenities…”
We have been here in Fox Point since 1976. It is an outstanding community to raise a family in a park like setting, with very fun amenities (pool) and close by to schools and Church. Our grandchildren enjoy it now.~B.B. (Fox Point South)
“It’s community. It’s family. Ours is hard to compete with. A family oriented community in a country club setting. “
How do I love thee, let me count the ways:
The pool, the swim team & lessons. The many organized social activities – year round. From card parties, pool parties, golf outings, campouts, fishing competitions, pork pulls to garage sales. The tennis courts and tennis lessons. The playground for the kids. The number of kids and, thus, their ability to form their own circles. The Lake: it’s beauty, boating in the Summer. Ice skating in the Winter. Proximity to schools – especially South Side. The many social circles that exist: Poker, lunch, tennis, etc…This very Social Media network and it’s growing popularity. The beauty of our community and the ongoing investment in properties. The support our BOD provides. Hard working volunteers addressing our common needs. The outpouring of support when one of ours falls on hard times. The neighborhood has a way of coming out of the woodwork when one of ours is in need. We are our own elite “alumni” network. Top notch people to go to for advice and further contacts/help whenever necessary.
Notice the central theme above. It’s community. It’s family. Ours is hard to compete with. A family oriented community in a country club setting. ~D.S. (Fox Point South)
“I am raising my 5 children in Fox Point because I love the location; walking distance to schools, town, parks and library. “
I grew up in Fox Point as my parents were original owners. I am raising my 5 children in Fox Point because I love the location; walking distance to schools, town, parks and library. The relationships built in Fox Point are key. When my son got married, five or six of his Fox Point life long friends were at his wedding! ~J.G.(Fox Point North)
“Living here has truly shaped who we have become as Barrington community members, volunteers, professionals and most importantly parents to our boys. “
My husband and I had the honor to move to Fox Point in our early 20’s so our entire adult life has been spent in this wonderful neighborhood. Living here has truly shaped who we have become as Barrington community members, volunteers, professionals and most importantly parents to our boys. We feel that the people we have met over the last 20 years have truly shaped who we are.
Our favorite things about living here are the strong sense of community and our wonderful homeowner’s board. Not to mention the fun swim team and water polo teams (both of our sons have participated and now one is a coach) that are children have been part of the last 13 years. We also feel the social events add to the neighborhood’s uniqueness. ~D. C. M. (Fox Point South)
“Building a sense of community is increasingly hard in our technology-driven society. Fox Point is an exception to that. “
Fox Point is its own small town right here in the NW suburbs. Great neighbors who are willing to help out, whether with a babysitter, a suggestion on a handyman or help you through the more serious issues in life, like an illness or death of a spouse.
I’ve also appreciated that our neighbors look out for one another. When learning to ride his first two wheeler, my son took a tumble down the street. Bloody nose and all, our neighbor helped transport us home in his pristine car. My daughter was struggling with math, another neighbor stepped up with math resources and suggestions. Whether you need a dog walker, carpool to baseball or something else, there are always people to help.
Building a sense of community is increasingly hard in our technology-driven society. Fox Point is an exception to that. With activities for kids, parents, retirees and everything in between, there are plenty of opportunities to get to know your neighbors.
What I love best about Fox Point is that it is a community within a community. If you ask younger kids where they live, they often reply “Fox Point” not realizing it’s a subdivision instead of a town. With all our amenities and activities, it’s not surprising but it always makes me laugh. ~ S.S. (Fox Point North)
“So Many are onto their Second Homes in Fox Point.”
We moved here in 1993 and two years ago we moved directly across the street. We never thought we would have two Fox Point houses but we think it’s the perfect mix for a neighborhood– different generations, from newly married to retired people; walking distance to the village; part of a really excellent school district; a great place for children because they can walk to friend’s houses and to school; of course the amenities such as the pool and tennis courts, but also the social amenities such as the Card Party and the Progressive Dinner, etc. I remember many years ago the postman telling one of my friends “You Fox Pointers are like chess pieces! You are always moving into each other’s houses!” So many of my friends are on their second house in the neighborhood. What better recommendation can you have for a neighborhood? ~A.M.C. (Fox Point North)
As a parent of school age kids, proximity to school was important to me. Little did I know how much I would love the fact that our kids can safely walk, bike or bus to school, a rarity in the suburbs. ~B.B. (Fox Point North)