You’re never far from spectacular views of the water when you live in Barrington, Rhode Island. This picturesque coastal town is renowned for its beautiful waterfront homes and estates, excellent schools, and green spaces. Barrington, Rhode Island real estate is located along the eastern shores of the beautiful Narragansett Bay and is surrounded by parks, bike trails and coves. This is an exceptional place to raise a family. In fact, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Barrington 6th on its list of the 100 best places to live in the US.

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Barrington Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $921K
Lowest Price $10
Highest Price $4.6M
Total Listings 76
Avg. Days On Market 46
Avg. Price/SQFT $354

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Barrington, Rhode Island Real Estate Information

Barrington homes for sale are in high demand because of their close proximity to the water and easy access to Barrington Beach, the Rhode Island Country Club, and the East Bay Bike Path. Barrington is also just nine miles from the capital city of Providence.

Property in Barrington consists mainly of single family homes with spacious lawns and multiple bedrooms. You’ll find a diverse range of architectural styles, from colonial homesteads to custom-built modern homes. 

Luxury homes in Barrington, RI are simply stunning. Many sit directly on the waterfront overlooking the Providence River or One Hundred Acre Cove. Typical features include marble countertops, fireplaces, and swimming pools.

Mid-range homes in Barrington include single-family homes, condos, and townhouses. Many feature modern appliances, open concept living spaces, and outdoor living areas including patios and terraces.

Barrington Area Information

Barrington, RI is a small New England town surrounded by water on three sides, making it particularly scenic. Most real estate in Barrington is either on the waterfront or just a short walk to a beach or riverbank. 

The history of Barrington dates back to the 1600s when travellers on the Mayflower settled here. The original Barrington homes were considered part of Swansea, Massachusetts until the area was incorporated as an independent town in 1717. It was named after Barrington, Somerset, where many of the English settlers came from.

Barrington’s commercial center is spread out along County Road, which is the main street that runs through the town from north to west. Here residents will find numerous cafes, shops, and restaurants. The downtown area also has a preservation society where visitors can learn about the town’s fascinating history.

Barrington Recreational Activities

Residents who own homes in Barrington can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including swimming, sailing, cycling, and hiking. Top outdoor attractions include Barrington Beach, the Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary, and the Doug Raynor Wildlife Refuge.

The Rhode Island Country Club is another popular Barrington attraction, as it offers members plenty of activities including tennis, squash and golf. The 18-hole golf course overlooks Narragansett Bay and is considered one of the best in the eastern United States.

Barrington for Families

Families love Barrington for its friendly, small-town atmosphere, low crime rate, and excellent schools. Single-family houses are abundant and can be more affordable than those in neighboring areas such as Newport and Providence.

The public schools in Barrington are highly rated. Many consistently receive nationally recognized five-star ratings. These include Barrington High School, Hampden Meadows School, and Nayatt School. Barrington also has a number of esteemed private schools.


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