BARRE LIFESTYLE

Barre is one of Vermont’s most populous areas with approximately 17,000 residents and offers employment at livable wages, a housing stock that attracts and serves all income levels, and high quality cultural, entertainment, and recreational experiences.  It is a friendly, affordable place to live with diverse, industrious residents who have an above average education level.

The character and architectural quality of the downtown National Register Commercial District make an important contribution to the city’s sense of identity and play a unique role in economic development. A lively entertainment, cultural and shopping district, the vibrant Downtown also appeals to people wanting to live in the hustle and bustle of a true walkable downtown.  A host of entertainment and recreation options are available when it’s time to relax.

In surrounding Barre Town, quiet neighborhoods are nestled amongst the farmland and foothills, offering stunning views and abundant green space. The Barre Town Forest and Millstone Trails give residents access to some of the most unique hiking terrain in Vermont and one of the top ten mountain biking experiences in New England.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

BARRE PEOPLE

BOB NELSON

THE VALSANGIACOMOS

BOB CAMPO

MARJORIE POWER & CAROLYN SHAPIRO

ERIC & JEFFREY TUPER-GILES

LOREN POLK & GARRETT GRANT

Country Cosmopolitan

Barre is urban and rural, relaxed and sophisticated. Within a 5-mile radius of a vibrant

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Find Your Home

Want to live in a country home? Want to live in a cosmopolitan environment? Want to find an

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Scholastic Excellence

Barre has two middle and elementary schools, Barre Town MES and City of Barre M E S, and

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Health Care

Central Vermont Medical Center works closely with other groups based in and around the region

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Millstone Trails

A unique spot for awesome mountain biking, Millstone was built in and around of a bunch

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Barre Opera House

The historic Barre Opera House is central Vermont’s premier performing arts facility! This

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Studio Place Arts

Experience Studio Place Arts  (SPA) a vibrant, non-profit community visual arts center in

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Vermont Granite Museum

Located within an authentic turn-of-the-century granite plant, the museum’s mission is

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Dining In Barre

Downtown Barre offers a number of great dining choices, from classic diners, bakeries and

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Really Great Outdoors

In Barre City, open space is all around downtown at the lovely City Hall Park featuring

Aldrich Public Library

The Aldrich Public Library is the public library serving the city of Barre, Vermont. It is located

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Thunder Road

Thunder Road International Speedbowl, more commonly known as Thunder Road, is a

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EVENTS IN BARRE

BARRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Celebrate Our Multi-Cultural Roots

5 Days of Music, Food & Fun

This is our biggest annual event where all of Barre celebrates our wonderful heritage with non-stop live music at several venues, street vendors, a parade, sales & events all over Downtown, fireworks and lots more. July 24-28

ROCKFIRE AT MILLSTONE

The Elemental Experience

Art, Music and Fire

RockFire is a unique combination of art, music & fire on a monumental scale, celebrating Central Vermont’s colorful granite heritage in the evocative setting of Millstone Hill’s abandoned quarries and granite industry ruins.  June 28

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Free Summer Music Series

Wednesday Evening Music

For over 10 years The Barre Partnership has presented its Summer Concerts in Currier Park series. Popular with young families to seniors and every age group in between, the free concerts are a popular Barre tradition. June-August