Barrington shares a rich history as members of the Mayflower party once called the coastal town home. More than have of the town's square miles is water, so picturesque waterfront vistas are plenty. Barrington is approximately 45 minutes from Newport and 15 minutes from Providence, Rhode Island's capital city. Incorporated in 1717 as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and transferred to Rhode Island in 1746, it is bounded by East Providence on the north and west; by the state of Massachusetts on the northeast; by the Warren River on the east; and by Narragansett Bay on the west and south. Barrington is a quintessential waterfront town that seamlessly blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures and residential bliss.