Barataria is well known as a residential area. Many businesses have begun settling amongst the residence as there has been an increase in economic growth. Banking, administration services, retail and wholesale trade or popular food outlets such as KFC, Subway are some examples of business types.
Due to economic growth, many prior land owners have begun or completed developing their spaces into rental buildings.
Barataria is home to the well-known soca artist, Cassie, who sang the catchy tune named “Town Ting”. There are recreational parks available for cricket, football & another physical activities. A hot spot is the Skating ring which offers roller skating, indoor basketball, cricket and football activities.
The area is well protected by the Barataria police service & San Juan fire station. A Health facility is also available for medical assistance when required. It offers ease for commuting to any part of Trinidad as transport from the Bus route, Main Road or Taxi are readily available.