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Barrington (pronounced /ˈbɛər.ɪŋ.tᵻn/) is a suburban, residential town in Bristol County, Rhode Island. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 16,310. Located approximately 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Providence, the town was founded by Congregationalist separatists from Swansea, Massachusetts. Following its incorporation in 1711, Barrington was ceded to Rhode Island and merged into Warren, though its independence was later restored by the Rhode Island legislature. Barrington was a sparsely developed, agricultural community until the arrival of brickmaking companies in the 1850s, which employed large numbers of French-Canadians and Italians. The construction of a railroad to Providence in 1855 further contributed to suburban development, attracting residents of neighboring urban areas and contributing to the development of manufacturing industries. Along with the increasing availability of the automobile, the baby boom furthered existing suburbanization trends, resulting in a large population increase. Schools were constructed throughout the 1950s to accommodate this population. Three Barrington schools are National Blue Ribbon Schools, and its high school was ranked No. 200 in the United States by Newsweek in 2014. Money noted the appeal of Barrington's high test scores and relative affordability, naming it one of the best places to live in the United States. Historical sites, including the Allen-West House, Barrington Civic Center Historic District, and O'Bannon Mill, provide examples of architectural and suburban development during various stages of the town's history. Nine sites in Barrington are listed under the National Register of Historic Places, a listing of sites, buildings, and areas deemed worthy of preservation by the United States federal government.

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Barrington in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Boston, United States. Boston is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Fenway Park, The Museum Of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Barrington.

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Facts and Stats for Barrington*

  • Pollution Statistics in Barrington

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    • Air Pollution 22.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Barrington: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Barrington for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barrington.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.42 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.17 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.17 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Barrington - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 54.42 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 69.77 (High)
    • Pollution Index 41.9 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.37 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Barrington

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barrington

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.08 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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