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Safe neighborhoods, clean, great school system! Friendly people, close to the water, lots of shops and restaurants, close to the city.
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!