Overview of Barrington
The borough of Barrington is located in southwest New Jersey, approximately two miles east of Gloucester and eight miles southeast of Philadelphia. The town is situated in Camden County and is considered part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Barrington apartments for rent can easily be found across the 1.61 square miles of land encompassed by the borough and offer attractive options to join the nearly 7,000 people currently living in Barrington.
Residents enjoy easy access to numerous major roads, as the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 295 both cut through town and Interstate 76 is nearby. Philadelphia International Airport is roughly 15 miles away and puts the world easily within reach of all Barrington residents.
Living in Barrington, NJ
Barrington Borough has a rich history dating back more than 300 years, when one of the area's first settlers, William Clark, acquired a large tract of land. The land was used primarily for farming in its early years and grew substantially with the arrival of the railroad in the 1890s. Barrington was officially incorporated as a borough on March 27, 1917, and today, it offers residents family-friendly living, a highly regarded school district and many municipal amenities that contribute to a high quality of life.
Those in search of apartments in Barrington will appreciate the efforts the borough makes to foster economic development. In fact, the borough received two economic development awards from different Camden County boards in 2001 and 2004. According to City-Data information, as of March 2012, the cost of living in Barrington was assigned a value of 102.5 points, which is very near to the national average of 100 points.
Barrington Attractions and Special Events
Residents of and visitors to Barrington have many attractions to enjoy, including numerous area museums. Notable museums include the Independence Seaport Museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Barclay Farmstead Museum and the Woodmere Art Museum.
For a bit of outdoor recreation, residents can take advantage of one of the many nearby parks, including Rancocas State, Independence National Historical, Fort Washington State and Neshaminy State parks.
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