Barton in Fabis is a small rural village, 6 miles from Nottingham off the A453, meaning it is easily accessible to both Nottingham city centre and the M1 motorway. It is also an ideal location for reaching East Midlands Airport, the Queen's Medical Centre and the Clifton campus of Nottingham Trent University. East Midlands Parkway train station is just a short drive from the village. Nottingham's park & ride tram stop is less than half a mile away from the village, providing routes into Clifton, West Bridgford & city centre, whilst there is a traditional bus service into the village.
Approximately 2.5 miles away is Clifton offering a variety of shops, supermarket, library and leisure centre.
The highly regarded suburb of West Bridgford is only approximately 3.5 miles away providing independent retailers, high street names and a vast amount of restaurants and bars.
There is a real community spirit in the village and the village hall is a thriving and popular venue, hosting twice weekly keep fit classes, the annual Beer and Wine Festival, weekly classes for young children and the award winning annual Flower and Vegetable Show.