B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$250,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,140
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%

Barrington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    216
    1
  • Theft
    465
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,326
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Barrington Reviews

36 reviews
All Categories
I have lived in Barrington, NH since I was 5 years old. Like most young adults, I do love to spend time in the city, however, I can't imagine ever living too far from my hometown. There are good lakes to swim or go boating at during the summer months, or skate at during the winter. My personal favorite is Swain's Lake, with Ayers Lake being a close second. There is also a small country store not far from my home that was established in 1869 called "Calef's Country Store." It's always busy there, especially after Memorial Day, when tourists start flooding the New England area. There are also a few small locally owned restaurants, and when things begin to feel "same-old, same-old" it is only a short drive to nearby cities such as Portsmouth or even Boston.
Review Barrington
It is incredibly expensive to live in Barrington, with little to no justification for the cost. There is no trash or recycle pick up, no salting of the roads, with mediocre snow plowing at best. Our road has not been paved in years, and recently our road name was changed, resulting in our having to change our address with family, employers, and bills. However, Barrington is a small, quaint town. You are paying for your privacy and for the wonderful school system. It is a really cozy location to raise a family, and seems to have become a more "up and coming" town in New Hampshire.
A good town, except the school district is going downhill. Friendly and mostly safe neighborhoods, great place for a family.