Welcome to Barre!

Barre is a uniquely energetic community with vision, purpose and unity. We’re on a mission to the future, and we’d love for you to join us.

Located in the heart of Central Vermont, Barre is one of Vermont’s most cosmopolitan cities surrounded by rolling hills, bucolic farms and wilderness that attract tourists to high quality cultural, entertainment, and outdoor recreational experiences. The Granite Center of the World is home to unique museums, diverse restaurants, vibrant visual and performing arts, and one of the Top Ten mountain biking trail systems in New England.

Barre has approximately 17,000 residents and offers employment at livable wages, a housing stock that attracts and serves all income levels, and access to excellent schools and health care services. It’s a friendly, affordable place to live with diverse, industrious residents who have an above average education level.

As a result of recent public and private investment, central location, affordable housing, recreation and cultural attractions, the Barre Area, comprised of the City of Barre and the surrounding Town of Barre, is recognized as an upcoming micropolitan area. It’s a wonderful place to start or expand your business.

See Barre’s Hope Cemetery and 1918 Spanish Flu Memorial featured on CBS News Sunday Morning.

CBS News (March 6, 2022): The Forgotten Pandemic: Lessons from 1918

The Spanish influenza pandemic, which killed 675,000 Americans a century ago, is often referred to as the “forgotten flu.” Also forgotten: the lessons it might have taught us for how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the cost, in lives, of ignoring history.

Balloons on parade at the Barre Heritage Festival.
Ceres Greens grows hydroponic salad greens in their new indoor farm in Barre, VT
Youth Triumphant statue, City Park in Barre, Vermont


Vermont Granite Museum

Millstone Trails

Studio Place Arts

Barre Opera House

Thunder Road

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