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.