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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data
With 16,053 people, 6,029 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $499,766, real estate costs in Barrington are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Rhode Island communities.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Barrington, accounting for 91.63% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Barrington include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.58%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.80%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Barrington. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 88.68% of Barrington's homes, and 74.05% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Barrington's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.64% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Barrington include homes built before 1939 ( 23.44%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 21.11%). There's also some housing in Barrington built between 2000 and later ( 5.82%).
Appreciation rates for homes in Barrington have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 43.83%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Barrington house appreciation rate of 3.70%.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Barrington's appreciation rate, at 9.93%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Barrington's appreciation rate has been 4.02%, which annualizes to a rate of 17.10%.
Importantly, this makes Barrington one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Rhode Island, our data show that Barrington's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Rhode Island.