Best Places to Live in Vermont

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What you need to know about Vermont

As the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States, Vermont is also a sweet destination for outdoor recreation, with multiple skiing/snowboarding venues along with Lake Champlain that forms half of the state's western border. Hikers can enjoy spots like Long Trail and Catamount Trail. The best places to live in Vermont include Burlington, Rutland, Montpelier, Bennington and Brattleboro. The state has 14 private colleges and five University of Vermont campuses.

Things to Do in Vermont
Skiing, ferry rides, famous home tours highlight choices here
Where to Shop Local: Made in Vermont Marketplace
Products made in Vermont get new marketplace to show it's more than just maple syrup.


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Downtown Montpelier, VT
Why Montpelier, VT, Is a Best Small Town
America's smallest state capital doubles as one of the nation's best small towns
Montpelier VT Waterways
Fun Things to Do in Montpelier, VT
Attractions, nightlife give residents lots to do in Montpelier, VT
Guy playing keyboard near the bay in Burlington on a windy day
8 Reasons to Move to Burlington, VT
This university town, the birthplace of Ben & Jerry's, offers amenities and attractions of many flavors
Converse Hall at UVM in Burlington, VT
Colleges in Burlington, VT
The University of Vermont is hot. And green. And community-minded.


Homes Owned 71%
71% Complete
Homes Rented 29%
29% Complete

Median Home Price

Higher than the national average
Red Square Bar & Grill in Burlington, VT
Best Restaurants in Burlington, VT
Burlington, VT's food scene is as fabulous as its scenery - and some restaurants combine both.

Median Household Income

Higher than the national average


Bachelor’s Degree 35%
35% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete


Most residents are
Over 65 Years old

Vermont Top 100 City Rankings

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