The Town of Barre is nestled deep within the Green Mountains of Central Vermont. Our  lovely and intimate community was officially chartered in 1781 and is now home to approximately 7,900 residents.

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The Town of Barre

is home to four small unincorporated villages; including East Barre, Websterville, Graniteville, and South Barre. Each village has a post office, stores, a playground and churches. Barre Town is known for its large granite quarries, panoramic mountain views, beautiful natural scenery, outstanding school, great residential neighborhoods, modern recreation facilities and attractive industrial park. As an integral part of the Barre-Montpelier urban area, our families enjoy all the conveniences of an urban area while residing in some of the state's most beautiful, rural environments. Come visit our community anytime, there are many ways to enjoy our Town Forest, bike paths, and recreation facilities all year round. With our rich history of entrepreneurship, some of the world’s hardest working and most creative people, and an unparalleled quality of life, there is no better place than Barre Town to live, work, raise a family, grow a business, or just visit!  

Timely Announcements

  1. Notice of Voluntary Water Conservation:  Due to the extended period of very dry weather over the summer, and the near term forecast for limited precipitation, the water level and stored reserve in the City’s Dix Reservoir has dropped significantly. As a precautionary measure, all customers of the Barre City Water System, including those in Barre Town, are urged to reduce water use as much as possible until further notice. Please note that all Barre Town water system and Graniteville Fire District customers use City water to some extent and so are also asked to cooperate. It is anticipated this Conservation Notice will be in effect until September 11 unless otherwise modified. 
  2. Paving is underway around town. Next up are, in approximate order: Graniteville Road from Baptist Street to Church Hill Road, finishing up Websterville Rd from the municipal building to Quarry Hill Road, Teja Road, Church Street, Mill Street, High Street, Summer Street, Garden Street, Clyde Street, Norris Street, Meadowcrest Rd, and McLaughlin Road.

  3. Barre Town Recreation photo calendar contest: The Barre Town Recreation Commission needs a few good photos, twelve in fact, and they need your help! They are looking for photos you have taken while out enjoying one of our facilities. Have a great pic of snowshoeing in the Barre Town Forest along a Millstone Trail? How about your child hanging upside down on the monkey bars? Batter up at a women's league softball game? Kids playing hoops at one of our playgrounds? Maybe a sunset from one of our bike paths? Whatever you have, they would really like to see it!

    The photo calendar contest invites anyone 13 or older to email a photo to barretownrec@gmail.com along with your name, phone number and where the photo was taken. Submissions are accepted until Friday, September 16, 2016. Limit is 12 photos per person please. Winning photos will be featured in a Barre Town Recreation Calendar - if your photo is chosen, you will receive a free calendar and photo credit.

    Any questions, please feel free to email the Rec Commission at barretownrec@gmail.com.
  4. The regular Selectboard meeting schedule this summer is every other Tuesday in July and August, and every Tuesday from September onwards. The next Selectboard meeting is September 6

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