39 reviews
  1. Suburb of Providence, RI
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$399,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,325
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    6
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239
    575
  • Theft
    1,003
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,937
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Barrington Reviews

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Barrington is a quiet, friendly, clean, and family-oriented town. It hosts countless neighborhoods and is one of the best school systems in Rhode Island. With plenty of nature (woods, ponds), a golf course, soccer fields, the East Bay bike path, and a town beach, you can't go wrong. Most people in town are like-minded; go-getters who want the best for their families. The community is one of the most involved that I have seen. Parent-teacher organizations are a strength, and the resources that are provided to children are seemingly limitless, which may be why the school system is so good. There is a solid foundation of support in town, from every direction. As far as entertainment goes, there are shops, two fine wine and spirits stores, and plenty of restaurants to eat at. The town library is lovely and right behind it is a town playground. This town is a family town and is to be adored by all who join the community.
Barrington, despite the stigma of being a snobby privileged town, is a great place to live. While there may be those few exceptions of a snobby rich resident, overall Barrington residents are extremely friendly and kind to others. There's not a whole lot to do in the town, but there's enough to get people out of the house and spending time with friends. You can't go anywhere in town without seeing someone you know, that's for sure! Everyone in the town is very supportive and looks out for one another, which is a great quality for a town to have! Lastly, the resources for young people, including schools and the library, are excellent, and can't be beat many other places in the state!
Barrington, Rhode Island is a beautiful place to live because of its small, friendly community, great school system and overall atmosphere in the town. Living in a place with about sixteen thousand residents allows you to make friends easily as well as continue to meet more and more people. These friends are people that you see everyday, at school, at the local coffee shop and just around town. Living in a community like this where people know each other and are extremely friendly makes life more comfortable and fun. Once making a lot of great, like mined friends you are given the opportunity to learn in a nationally recognized public school system. All the way through the ranks of Barrington's public school system, from elementary to high school, gives students all of the resources they need to be successful as well as countless opportunities to learn outside of the class room. Ultimately, living in Barrington, RI has been a great experience, one that I would not trade for anything. The community is always continuing to grow and prosper which makes me excited to have had the oppurtunity to live there.