Barrington, N.H., is located 38 miles northeast of Manchester in beautiful southern New Hampshire. The town is surrounded by plush green landscapes, pristine lakes and streams, and scenic nature trails that allow residents to engage in outdoor recreation activities during all four seasons. With approximately 9,000 residents, Barrington evokes the feeling of a traditional New England small town and promotes a relaxed, easy-going lifestyle. Search for Barrington apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Granite State.
The original town of Barrington was incorporated in 1722, but was later divided in half to form the town of Strafford. In the early years, Barrington had strong agricultural, textile and timber industries due to the town's easy access to water power from the surrounding rivers. Today, Barrington is a stable town that continues to experience social and economic growth. Community members are professional and friendly and work to support local initiatives. With a central location between Lake Winnipesaukee, the White Mountains and the University of New Hampshire, Barrington is makes a great home for those looking to take advantage of educational and recreational opportunities.
Swains Lake is located in Barrington and is hailed as "The Hidden Treasure" of the area. With natural coves and formations, the lake provides an ideal environment for bass fishing. Enthusiasts from all over New England come to Swains Lake for its idyllic environment - motor boats are banned here, allowing the lake to stay clean, quiet and crystal clear.
Residents in Barrington enjoy celebrating holidays as a community. The town hosts annual events including the Holiday Hoopla, Egg Hunt, Valentine's Day Card Contest and Halloween Happenings to get into the holiday spirit.
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