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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$252,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    11
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    252
    575
  • Theft
    1,156
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,431
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%

    Barrington Reviews

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    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.
    There aren't a lot of stores in the general area but downtown Rochester is about a 15 minute drive away and there are a lot of stores there - convenience, a lot of mom and pop shops/smaller businesses and restaurants. There is also a gym and a few coffee shops - both small and big business. The closest gas station that's a bit closer - about 10 minutes away and there is a medium sized plaza ring near it that has a Kohls, PetSmart, Joann Fabrics, Lowe's, a few other shops and they are building an iHop. While everything may not be right around the corner, you can definitely get everything you need with a 15 minute drive and there are lots of larger towns around with a bigger selection of stores. It's a small price to pay for the peace, quiet, and serenity that exists in this area.